Bend Drug Crime Lawyer
Ward Grover Cares About the Outcome of Your Case
Since 2011, we’ve been helping clients across Deschutes County fight drug charges, and we know how damaging a criminal conviction for a drug crime can be. Our criminal defense attorneys in Bend work tirelessly to provide every client with the type of legal representation that helps them feel confident with their case.
We know what a negative outcome for your case could mean for you, your family, and your future – that’s why we care about putting your best interests first when we build a defense that keeps the door open to your best possible future.
What Is The Sentence For A First-Time Felony?
If you qualify, you can be put on probation instead of having your conviction entered into the record. The following felonies are excluded: murder, aggravated assault, and battery, arson in the first or second degree, or sexual assault in the first or second degree.
We Can Handle Any Drug Crime Case
Prosecutors are notoriously aggressive when pursuing drug charges. When you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Bend or anywhere else in Deschutes County, don’t respond to investigators until you’ve hired a lawyer for your defense.
Even if you haven't been charged yet, but believe you are under investigation for a drug crime, you should seek legal counsel from a defense attorney experienced in handling drug crime cases.
At Ward Grover, we can handle any drug crime case, including:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with the intent to sell
- Possession or selling in a school zone
- Delivery of a controlled substance
- Manufacture of a controlled substance
- Marijuana charges
- Schedule I drug charges
- Cocaine, meth, and ecstasy charges
- Federal drug charges
A variety of penalties ranging in severity can result in a drug crime conviction, and even worse results can occur if your charges involve violent crime. Why risk any of these? At Ward Grover, we work hard to support our clients throughout every step of the judicial process. When you need us most, we’ll be there for you.
Common Legal Defenses to Drug Charges
If you are facing drug charges, one of the most important steps to take is to hire a Bend drug crime lawyer. Your attorney can review your case and figure out the best available defense to help you obtain the best possible result in court.
Here are some common legal defenses to drug crimes in Oregon:
Lack of knowledge or intent: If the accused had no knowledge or intent to possess or distribute drugs, they cannot be held criminally responsible. For example, if someone is unaware that the substance in their possession is an illegal drug, they may have a valid defense.
Illegal search and seizure: The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. If evidence was obtained through an illegal search, it may not be admissible in court. For example, if law enforcement officers searched a person's car without a warrant or probable cause, any drugs found may not be admissible as evidence.
Unlawful arrest: If an arrest was made without probable cause or a warrant, any evidence obtained during or after the arrest may be inadmissible in court.
Mistake of fact: If the accused made a mistake regarding the nature of the substance they possessed or the legality of their actions, they may have a valid defense. For example, if a person believed that they were in possession of a legal substance, they may not be guilty of a drug crime.
Duress: If a person was coerced into committing a drug crime because of a threat to their safety or well-being, they may have a valid defense.
Entrapment: This defense is used when law enforcement officers induce someone to commit a drug crime they would not have otherwise committed. For example, an undercover officer might pressure a person into purchasing drugs.
We Are Always Available for Our Clients
Dealing with criminal charges can feel isolating. However, our Bend drug crimes attorneys are here for you. We offer free case consultations and can often facilitate same-day appointments. We’re also available to our clients outside of traditional business hours.
We take pride in being able to help our clients through this challenging process. Our drug crimes attorneys in Bend always treat clients with the care and respect they deserve. To us, you are more than just a case number – you’re someone facing a serious challenge, and we want to help you overcome it.
Known in the Community as a Trusted Law Firm
We Provide Personal Attention to Every Client
We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels
Our Team Consists of Criminal Defense Specialists
Our Firm Is Focused on Criminal Defense
We Have over 50 Years of Combined Experience
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