Drug Crimes

Spokane Drug Crime Lawyer 

Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Washington

Our Spokane criminal defense lawyers also represent clients in Washington state and federal courts facing a range of misdemeanor and felony drug charges, including:

To speak with an experienced Spokane drug crime attorney, give us a call at (509) 652-3330 or contact us online today.


Spokane Drug Crime Laws

Spokane City Council unanimously voted to classify public drug use as a gross misdemeanor. The new drug law gives Spokane police officers the authority to arrest people if they witness drug use.Police officers can also seize drugs and drug-related items as an alternative to arrest. The Spokane City Council unanimously voted to make public drug use illegal in May 2023.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Drug Charges in Illinois?

The statute of limitations on drug charges in Illinois depends on the severity. Most felonies have a 3-year limit, while misdemeanors are 18 months. However, some exceptions apply, like child pornography and charges involving DNA profiles, which have no time limit. 

Understanding Drug Crime Penalties in Illinois

When facing drug charges in Illinois, it's important to understand the potential penalties and consequences. Depending on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as any previous criminal history, individuals could face fines, probation, or jail time. Our experienced Spokane drug crimes attorney can provide personalized legal guidance and representation to help minimize the impact of these charges.

Common penalties for drug crimes in Illinois include:

  • Fines ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars
  • Probation with mandatory drug testing and counseling
  • Imprisonment for a few months to several years
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Permanent criminal record

Don't face drug charges alone. Contact Maxey Law Office today for a consultation to discuss your legal options and defense strategies.

How Long Do You Go to Jail For Drug Possession in Illinois?

The amount of jail time for drug possession in Illinois depends heavily on the type and quantity of drugs, plus past offenses. It can range from zero jail time for small amounts of cannabis (under 2.5 grams) to 6-30 years for possessing 400 grams or more of heroin or cocaine

Misdemeanor possession usually carries up to 1 year in jail, while felonies can mean 1-15 years or more.If you need clarification, consult our Spokane drug crimes lawyer to understand the specific limitations of your case.

Contact Our Spokane Drug Crimes Attorney Today

If you have been criminally charged with a drug crimes, trust your defense to Maxey Law Office PLLC. Since 1980, our Spokane drug crimes lawyers have been building a reputation as a name people trust for strong defense against these criminal charges.

To speak with an experienced Spokane drug crime attorney, give us a call at (509) 652-3330 or contact us online today.


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