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Drug Crimes Lawyer

Drug charges are often the result of illegal searches and inconsistencies or misunderstandings between your intent and the law. 

Without proper representation, you risk conviction of drug crime felonies, fines, and a criminal record that can compromise your future.

Drug crimes lawyer David Partovi in Spokane, WA, is ready to help you avoid unjust or excessive legal repercussions.

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If you have been arrested on charges of drug possession or trafficking, there is simply too much at stake to delay securing the legal advocacy you need. Even a misdemeanor drug offense can result in jail time and fines, as well as a record that can affect your ability to get a job and make other advancements in life. 

Attorney David Partovi has helped many clients facing drug charges to avoid suffering unjust punishment. As his client, you can expect to be portrayed as a person rather than a criminal. With a defense strategy built upon the facts, he can achieve dropped or reduced charges to avoid a miscarriage of justice and any undue harm to your reputation, your livelihood, or your liberty.

It all starts with a free consultation. Write to us or call now to request a private case review with a criminal defense attorney who has been helping clients overcome faulty police work, preconceived notions, and overblown charges for more than 20 years.

"He earns his wins with integrity."


Kelly Walker

Spokane, WA


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I'm the opposing party and giving them 5 stars should say something. Dave Partovi is one of the very few lawyers I've known to be honest, genuinely caring and respectful to all parties involved. He's earns his wins with integrity and hard work not with lies and dirty tricks. If he wasn't my ex's lawyer already, I'd hire him in a second. Thanks to Dave, my distaste for lawyers is a little less each day.

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Spokane, WA


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David Partovi helped me with a legal matter in which I was being falsely accused. He was professional, kind, and very responsive when I contacted him. I would definitely recommend!

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David Partovi provides criminal defense in both Idaho and Washington

Drug Crime Penalties In Washington and Idaho

The last several decades have seen an increase in the severity of penalties for drug crimes. Additionally, what you and many people might term "personal use" of a controlled substance could be called criminal use or drug trafficking under current statutes. The penalties for these offenses are not to be taken lightly. The attorneys at Partovi Law in Spokane understand drug crime laws and exactly what they place at stake. Here is a look at the penalties for drug crimes in Washington and Idaho:


In Washington state, this felony is punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. In Idaho, the penalty is a maximum of seven years and/or a $15,000 fine. In both states, penalties for this felony may be doubled for repeat offenses or those involving minors.

Distribution, Manufacture, and Sale

In Washington, a prosecutor can seek punishment up to 10 years in prison and/or $25,000; greater penalties apply for quantities of controlled substances greater than 2 kilograms, sales near schools or to minors, and repeat offenses. In Idaho, the maximum penalty is a life sentence and a fine of $25,000. 

Drug Trafficking

In Idaho only. This is essentially possession of large quantities, and the penalties depend on the qualities involved. Mandatory minimum penalties range from three years and $10,000 to 10 years and $25,000, with much larger maximum penalties.

While we can all agree that a punishment should fit a crime, the fact is that our justice system has many flaws that could easily result in harsher penalties than a defendant deserves. In fact, in many instances, there is no crime at all. When you find yourself facing drug charges, you need an advocate who understands police protocol and the many intricacies of the laws you are accused of breaking. Let's explore why people facing intimidating odds in the legal system so frequently turn to our criminal defense law firm in Spokane, WA.

Do You Have Rights Against Illegal Searches?

Yes, through the 4th Amendment, which clearly states:

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If criminal charges have been brought against you, and you believe your rights have been violated, contact the law office of David Partovi immediately for a free consultation.

Trust Attorney David Partovi  If You're Facing Drug Charges

A conviction for a drug-related charge can prevent you from obtaining the job you deserve, maintaining child custody, or renting a home. If you're facing felony drug charges, the consequences will likely be severe.

Attorney David Partovi will clearly communicate how you entered the situation, the reality of the events that took place, and the ways in which it has affected your life. He sees each of his clients as a full person who deserves a favorable outcome. 

While retaining an attorney is not necessary if you're facing drug charges, having a lawyer like David Partovi on your side is critical for presenting your side of the case fairly and effectively. His office is available to contact 24/7. You can also call his Spokane office at:

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Spokane, WA


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Simply the best. Highly recommend David Partovi.

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Terri Hill

Spokane, WA


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My attorneys and paralegal became part of my family as they walked me through the worst experience in my life. Always very professional, caring and understanding, willing to listen and push me in the right direction. I would highly recommend them to everyone.

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What to Do If You're Arrested

If you're arrested for drug-related charges, do not speak to the police and risk self-incrimination. Instead, remain silent and ask for attorney David Partovi. Our attorney can speak to the police on your behalf and coordinate your bail. Call our Spokane law office as soon as you are able to discuss your alleged drug crimes.

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What Are Local Laws Regarding Marijuana?

While the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Spokane and throughout Washington state, it is still a carefully controlled substance. Since laws concerning cannabis are becoming more tolerant in many corners of the United States, with Washington being one of the more progressive areas, you may now only think of drug crimes as those involving substances like methamphetamine and cocaine. But there are still many ways to find yourself facing criminal charges related to cannabis. 

Here is a quick look at some of Washington's marijuana laws:

  • The cultivation of cannabis plants without a permit is illegal.
  • Public consumption is subject to a $100 fine.
  • Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana (but less than 40 grams) is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
  • Possession of amounts greater than 40 grams is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Other complex laws apply for the use, cultivation, and possession of medical marijuana in Washington. In Idaho, marijuana in all forms remains illegal. If you are facing criminal charges related to cannabis, David Partovi can provide the legal advocacy you need in order to protect your rights.

Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana (but less than 40 grams) is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine

Defense Against State and Federal Drug Charges

The criminal defense lawyers at our Spokane, WA, law firm are dedicated to defending clients who have been arrested for charges involving many kinds of controlled substances. Some of these include:


Includes opium, cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin, etc.

Prescription Drugs

Includes Oxycontin (oxycodone), hydrocodone (found in Vicodin and other addictive pain killers), etc.

Highly Addictive Drugs

Methamphetamine, Demerol, Dexedrine, Adderall, etc.

If you have been arrested for drug use, drug possession, or other charges, you deserve to be treated as a human being, not as a criminal. Contact the law office of David Partovi in Spokane today for a free consultation.

Have You Been Accused of a Drug Crime? Choose an Experienced Defense Attorney

Being charged with a drug crime can be overwhelming. If you have been labeled a criminal due to a drug crime, you may not know where to turn to defend yourself, protect your privacy, and restore your reputation. And because illegal searches are the basis for a large number of drug arrests, it is quite possible that law enforcement officers may have violated your constitutional rights. A good place to start is with Spokane, WA, drug crime lawyer David Partovi.

At Partovi Law, P.S., Mr. Partovi and our team utilize decades of criminal defense experience to create aggressive representation designed to take on overzealous prosecutors, get your charges dropped or reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, or to secure a complete acquittal. Mr. Partovi represents clients throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho as he is licensed in both states.

For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call our Spokane law firm anytime. Mr. Partovi will meet with you day or night. 

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Kim Fox

Spokane, WA


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David Partovi was incredible! I spoke to him on the phone and then he immediately met with me in his office. He represented me four days later and did an outstanding job. He was kind, thoughtful and very professional. We won our case! I will hire him again as needed in the future. Thank you so much Mr. Partovi!!

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Tanner McCoon

Spokane, WA


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Dave Partovi and his team fought hard for me, and genuinely cared about my case. They dealt with me like a human being, and were always honest with me. Never over-promising, always straightforward and honest. If you need someone in your corner who will fight for you while giving you the advice you need (not what you want), go to Partovi Law. Their legal help truly changed my life.

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A Successful Criminal Defense Verdict

Criminal defense lawyer David Partovi was featured on a local Spokane, WA, newscast for winning an acquittal
for an innocent client who was falsely accused of a crime. If you are facing charges relating to a controlled substance, there is hope when you hire David Partovi.
"Very articulate and well spoken, very upfront with costs and I appreciated that the MOST!" Annalisa Gruber

When Cutting Deals with the Prosecution Isn't an Option

Our goal is always to achieve the best possible results for our clients, no matter the specifics of their unique situation. Mr. Partovi and his team will work diligently to uncover the full story of your individual case, giving you personalized care not found at other Spokane law firms. 

If we discover that criminal evidence was gathered in a way that did not respect your constitutional rights, we will work to have that evidence suppressed. All available evidence to counter a prosecutor's case will be presented to ensure you and your case are viewed in the best possible light. 

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Attorney David Partovi and his team are always available when you need them. They are proud to be associated with:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Court of Appeals – Division III

Contact us now by calling (509) 638-3247 or completing our online contact form. We can arrange to discuss your case with you as soon as possible.

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