Criminal Trial Lawyers Defending Washington State Cocaine Charges
Possession of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, is a Class B or Class C felony in Washington state, depending on the amount of cocaine involved. Even possession of small amounts of cocaine can be punished by a prison term of up to five years.
At the Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyers work for people who have been charged with cocaine possession in Snohomish County and northwestern Washington. Contact us in Everett to find out how experienced trial attorneys can develop and present an effective defense on your behalf if you have been arrested on cocaine possession charges.
With almost 50 years of experience in the civil and criminal courts of western Washington, the Deno Millikan Law Firm can give you the information you need to understand your legal situation and make a sound choice between any of several defense options. For people who qualify, the Snohomish County Drug Court represents an opportunity to choose treatment and community supervision without the need to plead guilty or stand trial. Those who successfully complete the challenging drug court program can expect their charges to be dismissed and their records to remain clean.
Matching Proven Defense Strategies to Individual Client Needs
As seasoned trial lawyers, we also know how to attack the circumstances of your arrest or the seizure of the cocaine on constitutional grounds. Arresting officers sometimes make mistakes in deciding to stop a car in traffic, in executing a search warrant, or in entering private premises without permission or legal justification. Sometimes the chain of custody of drugs seized at a crime scene is compromised, so that it’s impossible to tell beyond a reasonable doubt whether the evidence against you has anything to do with your case.
Whether we take your case to trial or guide you toward an alternative disposition, you can count on Deno Millikan for dependable advice and committed advocacy. We also make sure that the defense strategy we recommend is suitable for your needs and personal circumstances, whether you have child custody interests that you need to protect, a security clearance that you want to obtain, or access to student loans to complete your education.
An arrest for possession of cocaine or crack does not mean that your life is ruined or that you’re at the mercy of the prosecutor and the sentencing judge. Proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt can be a lot harder than you might think, and our experience with the resolution of serious drug charges of all kinds can open up paths toward a favorable result. Contact Deno Millikan in Everett to learn more about the ways our defense lawyers can expand your options for a positive outcome.