As is the case with any criminal charge, the consequences of a drug conviction can be serious and include time in jail or prison, as well as substantial fines. For Washington residents, substantial time behind bars following a drug arrest may seem like a foregone conclusion, but the criminal justice system requires the state to prove not only the commission of a crime, but also the participation of the person charged.
The constitutional right of due process begins immediately. Mere arrest does not mean that a defendant is guilty. Our firm believes that any individual accused of a crime is innocent until a judge or jury says otherwise, based on clear and abundant evidence presented by prosecutors. We understand that facing drug charges is emotionally difficult, so we use our comprehensive knowledge of drug crimes to provide a defendant with the strength to fight the charges before and during trial.