Drug Defense Lawyer Vancouver, WA
Drug Crimes can have a devastating impact on your life, whether you are charged with mere possession or something more serious like distribution, manufacture or delivery. If you have been investigated or charged with possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance or other drug-related offenses, get help from a Drug Defense Lawyer in Vancouver, WA.
Contact the Law Office of Nicholas Wood, P.S. immediately.
Drug Defense Cases
In evaluating the merits of drug cases, it is typically necessary to critically examine any search or arrest warrants that may have come into play in the case. Sometimes these warrants are not based on reliable information, such as an informant who cannot meet the basis of knowledge or reliability prongs. Sometimes these warrants contain false information. Even if all the information in the warrant is accurate sometimes there isn’t probable cause to search or seize. Other times these warrants may be overbroad and authorize searches that are not supported by the information in the warrant. The Law Office of Nicholas Wood, P.S. will always look to challenge evidence against its clients. If we can successfully challenge a warrant, it could lead to suppression of evidence and even dismissal of your case.
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Drug Defense Evidence
In the case of an arrest or search without a warrant, the question becomes is there a legal justification to do so? Was there valid consent to search? Was there probable cause to arrest? If not, then any and all evidence that may have been derived from that search or arrest may be suppressed and the case may be dismissed. Again, the Law Office of Nicholas Wood, P.S. will always look to challenge evidence against its clients.
Sometimes the alleged possession of these items is not actual possession but is what is known as constructive possession, meaning that the government is alleging you had dominion and control over the item. Proximity alone without proof of dominion and control is insufficient to establish constructive possession. Dominion and control need not be exclusive to support a finding of constructive possession. Factors that need to litigated include: whether the client had the immediate ability to take actual possession of the substance, whether the client had the capacity to exclude others from possession of the substance and/or whether the client had dominion and control over the premises/area where the substance was located
Other Drug Defense Strategies
Even if there are not suppression issues, we can litigate (trial) or negotiate favorable resolutions such as a reduction of charges, or potentially place people in alternative programs like Drug Court, Diversion, Residential DOSA, Prison DOSA. Each case is different.
If you have been charged with drug charges or any drug crime in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, go to court with a lawyer who has over 17 years of legal experience. Call The Law Office of Nicholas Wood, P.S. immediately.
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