Drug Crime Attorneys in Norman, OK
Charged With A Drug-Related Offense?
The first step is to connect with our firm and get a free initial case evaluation. When you retain our criminal defense services, you have the advantage of working with a defense team—we have multiple lawyers that collaborate on our drug crime cases, a huge advantage for you. Defendants have rights, but not all law firms are as zealous in protecting these rights.
At the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C., we represent defendants in a range of drug crime cases, including:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Cultivation
- Drug Manufacturing
- Possession of Paraphernalia
- Possession of Marijuana
- Prescription Drug Crimes
The penalties imposed in our state for drug offenses are extremely harsh, and a conviction can mean years in state prison. You need a Norman drug crime lawyer on your side.
Potential Penalties for Drug Crimes in Oklahoma
We represent defendants in cases involving marijuana, whether possession, cultivation, distribution or trafficking. The possession of any quantity of marijuana can lead to up to 1 year in jail, and a second offense can lead to 2-10 years in prison. Further, selling any amount of marijuana will result in prison time, and in some cases, life behind bars. The fines can range from $20,000-$500,000, based upon the quantity alleged to have been sold.
Drug Possession Penalties
The maximum jail time is one year, and the maximum fine is $1,000. There is no difference in the maximum penalty based on how many times someone has violated the law. So, for instance, someone could get caught with possession of a small amount of cocaine 15 times, and that person would be charged with a misdemeanor for each of those 15 cases.
If this is your first offense, it is considered a misdemeanor and carries the following penalties:
- Maximum of 1 year in jail
- Fines of up to $1,000
If this is your second or subsequent offense, the penalties grow more severe:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- 3-year suspension of your driver’s license
Drug Trafficking in Oklahoma
Even if a person is passing through with a certain amount of drugs that he or she has no intent to sell or distribute, that person can still be held on charges of drug trafficking.
The following amounts of drugs can increase a charge from possession to trafficking:
- Marijuana: 25 pounds
- Amphetamine or Methamphetamine: 20 grams
- Cocaine: 28 grams
- PCP: 1 ounce (28 grams)
- Heroin: 10 grams
- Crack: 5 grams
- LSD: 50 doses
As you can see, many of these amounts are extremely small. If cash is found with you as well, it’s probably that law enforcement will jump to conclusions about you trafficking drugs. In these circumstances, our firm can investigate your arrest and determine whether illegal search and seizure played a part in this incident. If illegal search and seizure was involved, evidence taken from an illegal search might be able to be suppressed.
What is Considered Drug Paraphernalia?
Drug paraphernalia takes many forms, but it is considered by the State of Oklahoma as anything that is used to introduce the body to an illegal substance.
The following are some examples of illegal paraphernalia:
- Cocaine vials or spoons
- Roach clips
- Ingredients used in cutting a controlled dangerous substance (CDS)
- Kits used for cultivating marijuana
- Kits used for manufacturing a CDS
- Water, glass, or ice pipes (and more)
- Scales used for weighing a CDS
In fact, even if a legal item (such as an item marketed as an incense burner) is found with drug residue or near illegal drugs, you could still face charges of drug paraphernalia.
Another focus for law enforcement in the area is to identify, arrest, and charge any person involved in the use of methamphetamine, whether they are accused of possession, manufacturing or trafficking. If you are arrested for any crime involving this drug, it is imperative that our Norman drug crime defense attorneys get to work on your legal defense right away.
Prescription drug crimes are also on the rise, and law enforcement agencies throughout the state are on high alert. They have been given the task to find those who are distributing prescription drugs, including Xanax, Oxy, Vicodin and other intoxicants that are sold for recreational use, or to those have become addicted to the substance.
Drug Lawyer Near Me in Oklahoma
When you retain our defense, we investigate all of the facts in your case. Have you been a victim of illegal search and seizure or a rights violation? Our OKC drug crime lawyers research every detail to determine the best course of action for your defense. We are professional trial lawyers that have served in both state and federal courts. Most importantly, our firm never gives up on our clients.
Call the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. for more information about defending against any drug crime. Our team of drug crime defense attorneys in Norman is ready to get to work for you, and we never give up on our clients, no matter how difficult the case could appear.
"Very professional and sensitive."
I came here for a custody case and my attorney was very professional and sensitive to the situation, office staff were wonderful and welcoming as well.- Sasha R.