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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.

The Partovi Law criminal defense team has been helping Spokane, WA, residents who are facing drug charges for nearly 20 years...

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.

Drug Charge Penalties

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 know the ins and outs of local drug crime laws including recent changes to drug possession laws in Washington state. Here are some penalties you may face without representation from our criminal defense lawyers:


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. These sentences are also true for possession of drugs such as methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

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.

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:

(509) 638-3247


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What to Do If You're Arrested

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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.

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. Criminal defense lawyer David Partovi can go into the details of our state's strict new laws during your consultation, including:

  • Private cultivation of the plants remains illegal.
  • Public consumption is subject to a $100 fine.
  • Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail.
  • The penalty for possession of amounts greater than 40 grams is identical to those described above.
  • Other complex laws apply for the use, cultivation, and possession of medical marijuana.

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 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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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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Incredibly knowledgeable and up-front. I had a quick consultation with him and was listened to and ultimately told that pursuing a case would cost a lot of money and probably not end the way I would hope. I had spent some time talking with lawyers but none were as honest, kind and seemingly knowledgeable as Mr Partovi. Would highly recommend.

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A Successful Criminal Defense Verdict

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. 
"David is a very genuine man, super knowledgeable, and very helpful. Anyone looking for a good criminal defense attorney I would call Partovi Law. Very helpful in every aspect, especially as an Attorney and man to man advice." Jon Redford- 2021

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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Partovi Law

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

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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