Tulsa, Oklahoma Drug Crimes
Oklahoma laws are strict on drug crimes. If you are charged with a drug crime in Oklahoma for possessing, cultivating or trafficking illegal drugs, you need the help of a qualified criminal defense attorney. You should make arrangements to hire an attorney as soon as you are charged with a drug crime to ensure that your rights are protected at every stage of the criminal justice process. If you are serous about defending your rights and staying out of jail, then you need a serious and experienced attorney from the Edge Law Firm.
Illegal Drugs in Oklahoma
Oklahoma law specifies drugs that are against the law to possess, cultivate, or distribute. In Oklahoma, it is illegal to possess a prescription drug that belongs to someone else or to distribute prescription drugs. Additionally, it is illegal to possess, cultivate or distribute the following drugs: marijuana, cocaine or coca leaves, heroin, methamphetamine, amphetamine, LSD, ecstasy, crack cocaine and PCP.
Oklahoma law defines a number of drug crimes and associated punishments. Drug Possession is either a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the type and quantity of the drug and your criminal history. Punishment for a drug possession conviction can include time in the local jail or state penitentiary, as well as a fine of up to $5,000. Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute is a felony offense that carries time in the state penitentiary, as well as a fine up to $20,000. The prosecution will use circumstantial evidence, such as the amount of drug and distribution materials including scales, small baggies, and large amounts of cash, to prove intent. Drug Trafficking is transporting, importing and/or distributing large amounts of illegal drugs. The penalties for this offense depend upon the type and amount of the drug in question. Drug Manufacturing or Cultivation is a felony that applies to creating or growing an illegal substance. Penalties range from seven years to life imprisonment and a minimum fine of $50,000.
Being charged with a drug crime in Oklahoma is a serious matter that carries hefty penalties. The assistance of a qualified attorney is essential to protect your rights. Contact the Edge Law Firm today by filling out the online form for a free review of your case.