Utah Drug Charges Attorney in South Jordan
Drug charges, whether they are for possession of a drug or possession of drug paraphernelia, can blindside people. Your possession or paraphernalia case is all about what you are accused of having and how much. Possessing a small amount of marijuana, for example, will probably be considered a misdemeanor drug charge in the justice court. On the other hand, possessing a large amount of meth would almost certainly carry serious felony charges.
Utah Drug-Free Zones
In Utah, quite a bit of the state is considered by law to be a “Drug-Free Zone.” For example, if you are accused of possessing drugs or paraphernalia within 1000 feet of the following locations, your charges could be enhanced:
- A school
- A park
- An amusement park
- A stadium, or sports facility
- A preschool or child-care facility
- A church
- A mall
- A movie theater
- A play house
- A library
This means if you were accused of possessing drugs in these areas, what ordinarily would have been charged as a class B misdemeanor could be elevated to a class A misdemeanor, increasing the potential penalties.
Utah Driver’s License Penalties
The other part of a possession and paraphernalia charge that blindsides most people is what happens to their driver’s licenses. Most people get excited when they work out a deal in court, only to get a letter in the mail a week or two later from the driver’s license division telling them that they lost their license for 6 months due to a recent conviction. Don’t be caught off-guard! Know in advance and be prepared for what’s coming! Call the Law office of Branson K West, your Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney in South Jordan now for a free and confidential consultation!
Branson is an experienced Utah drug defense attorney that can speak with you regarding the drug charges you face, review the police report, answer any questions you may have and let you know what the next step should be to help ensure a win for your drug charge case.