Salem Lawyers Defending Individuals Charged With Drug Offenses
Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC provides criminal defense services to clients accused of drug offenses in Marion County and throughout Oregon. We have experience handling numerous drug-related charges, including:
- Possession of drugs or a controlled substance
- Possession of drugs for sale
- Manufacture or cultivation of drugs
- Delivery and distribution
- Driving under the influence of drugs or a controlled substance (DUII)
Potential penalties for drug crimes can be serious depending on how the controlled substance is categorized according to Oregon's "Substance Schedule." Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous, and carry the most severe penalties, and Schedule V drugs present the lowest level of risk to self and others. Oregon's Schedule follows the Federal Government's Drug Schedule.
Our attorneys bring decades of criminal trial experience to our defense practice, ensuring optimal representation for every client, no matter the severity of the charge. While Oregon's sentencing guidelines prescribe mandatory minimums, judges have broad discretion in determining a convicted defendant's fate. We formulate legal strategies to tilt this discretionary scale in your favor, ultimately lessening the impact of a drug charge on your public and personal life.
Constitutional Issues Surrounding Stops, Searches & Seizures
We have a keen eye for violations of your constitutional rights that may have occurred during your initial detention, arrest, or post-arrest interrogation. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures, but there are many situations in which law enforcement officers violate a suspect's rights in an overzealous pursuit of justice. Our attorneys are thorough in their investigation of the police conduct surrounding your arrest and adept at exposing these violations to defend you.
Your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney are protected by the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. If you were coerced to speak about your case by an arresting officer or by a post-arrest interrogating officer, and you were not informed of these rights or your request to invoke these rights was ignored, we may be able to introduce these facts to defend you against drug charges, and even have them dismissed.
Contact an Oregon drug crimes lawyer today
If you are under investigation or facing criminal charges for a drug offense, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight these charges. Contact Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC today for a free initial consultation. We offer flexible hours in order to accommodate our clients, and provide a 24-7 answering service for criminal defense cases.