Idaho takes a very strict stance on drug crimes. Whether you're charged with large-scale drug trafficking or simple possession of a controlled substance, a conviction can have serious, even life-changing, short and long term consequences affecting your freedom, future, employment, personal relationships, and reputation. I will draw on my experience and success as a drug crime attorney to fight your case. I scrutinize every case for police mistakes or misconduct and to exploit the weaknesses in the prosecution's case to your advantage. If necessary, I can help you find an effective drug treatment program.
If you have been arrested and charged with drug offense, it is important that you understand the charges against you and what your legal rights are. Idaho's drug laws can be complex and severe. You should not try to take on the criminal justice system on your own. Do not let a drug conviction follow you around for the rest of your life! Let me fight for your rights, your freedom, and your future!
What Are Common Idaho Drug Crimes?
Possession Of A Controlled Substance - It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by law. This is the most common drug crime charged in Idaho. The differences between a misdemeanor and a felony drug charge revolve around the substance involved, the amount possessed, and the potency of the substance.
Frequenting - It is unlawful for any person to be present at or on premises of any place where he or she knows illegal controlled substances are being manufactured or cultivated, or are being held for distribution, transportation, delivery, administration, use, or to be given away.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - It is unlawful for any person to use, or to possess with intent to
- drug paraphernalia to plant
- cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture
- compound, convert, produce, process
- prepare, test, analyze,
- pack, repack, store, contain, conceal
- inject, ingest, inhale
- or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance.
Possession With Intent To Distribute - Under Idaho law it is a felony for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance. The penalty for doing so is dictated by what schedule the drug is considered.
Delivery Of A Controlled Substance Where Children Are Present - It is unlawful for any person to manufacture or deliver, or possess with the intent to manufacture or deliver, a controlled substance as defined in Schedules I, II, III and IV, upon the same premises where a child under the age of eighteen (18) years is present.
Trafficking - Trafficking is determined by the substance and the weight. This is a serious drug offense that carries mandatory minimum prison sentences.
Marijuana Cases - Unlike many other western states, it is still illegal to possess marijuana in Idaho. Be sure to understand the charges against you as the ounce sizes included in the charge can have different punishments.
Prescription Drug Charges - It isn't only the stereotypical "illegal drugs" that can lead to a drug crimes conviction in Idaho. Illegal use of otherwise-legal prescription drugs (like opioid painkillers) can also lead to criminal charges.
DUI Drug Cases - A Drug DUI or prescription medication DUI's arise from a wide range of medications and controlled substances. Police officers use their own discretion when assessing impairment from a prescription drug. They often make a decision based on assumption or "instinct". These assumptions are frequently not based on fact, which means they could lead to the arrest of a completely innocent individual.
Public Intoxication - A crime where a pedestrian is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and presenting a hazard to themselves and the public.
Drug Substance Charges - These charges can be very different and have different consequences. Take a look below to understand more about these charges and what the punishments can entail.
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