As one of Seattle’s largest suburbs, Everett is on the radar for state and federal authorities enforcing drug laws. If you are arrested on suspicion of a drug crime in Everett, you can expect aggressive prosecution as law enforcement pushes for the maximum penalties. Fortunately, you can reach out to the Law Office of Laura Shaver any time, day or night, and get immediate, aggressive defense representation. My office is in Everett, but I accept cases throughout the state of Washington.
I have extensive experience defending clients accused of a wide range of drug crimes. Most drug charges are settled without trial, and if the facts of your case favor a settlement, you can trust me to negotiate from strength for terms that mitigate the damage of your arrest. Favorable outcomes can include a dismissal of charges, a “decline to prosecute,” entry into a diversion program, probation, or reduced sentencing. However, if justice requires taking the case to trial, you can trust in my ability and determination. I have successfully defended numerous clients in trials before judges and juries, obtaining several dismissals and acquittals. Although no lawyer can guarantee results, I can promise to defend your rights and work tirelessly for the best outcome possible.
In Washington, state drug crimes are officially called Violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA). Under certain circumstances, authorities from the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office can bring federal drug charges. In either case, you need experienced and determined defense representation to protect your rights and limit the consequences of your arrest.
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There are several strategies for defending against drug charges. Depending on the circumstances, I can often challenge police procedures on constitutional grounds to get drug evidence thrown out. Authorities must also prove that a defendant had knowledge of the drugs and exercised control over them.
I represent adults and juveniles in the state and federal criminal courts charged with drug crimes. When you retain my services, you can rely on me to explore every legal option for overcoming charges and delivering a positive outcome.
If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Everett or anywhere in Washington State, choose an attorney for your defense who will fight for you. Call the Law Office of Laura Shaver day or night at 425-595-6130 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.