Criminal Defense Lawyer for Drug Charges

A criminal charge for an alleged drug offense is a serious matter, even if the offense involved something seemingly minor like simple marijuana possession. There are long-term consequences if you are convicted of a drug offense, but there are also defenses against these charges, as well as alternatives to prosecution and jail time.

John F. Segelbaum, Attorney at Law, has nearly 40 years of criminal trial experience. If you've been charged with a drug offense, don't hesitate to contact John at his office in Edmonds, Washington, to schedule a free initial consultation.

Broad Experience in Washington Drug Defense

Attorney John F. Segelbaum has a wide range of experience defending clients against drug charges. He can defend you against charges of possession, possession with intent to deliver, actual delivery, distribution, trafficking or manufacture of illegal or prescription drugs such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Percodan®
  • OxyContin®
  • Other painkillers

He is also experienced with related charges, such as possession of drug paraphernalia (pipes, bongs, etc.). Conviction for any drug offense, from simple possession on up, carries a mandatory jail sentence, so you should take drug charges very seriously. If you are a minor, you also face driver's license consequences.

Exploring All of Your Defenses and Options

In some criminal drug cases, it is possible to attack the prosecution's evidence. For instance, evidence seized during an illegal search cannot be used against you.

In other cases, it is necessary to explore fully your circumstances in order to reduce the impact of the drug charge and identify all your options. Drug court is a special criminal court that helps people seek rehabilitation for drug addiction and, if they successfully complete the program, results in dismissal of their charges. If, on the other hand, you are convicted of a drug crime, you may be eligible for treatment alternatives to jail under the Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) program.

Criminal defense lawyer John F. Segelbaum can help you understand and pursue your options if you are charged with a drug offense. He can also seek expungement of your criminal record if you have already served your sentence for a drug offense. Contact John to discuss what he can do to help you.