Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers

With 45 years of combined criminal law experience, the defense team at Brass & Cordova has represented clients across a range of drug offenses, from simple possession to first degree felonies. Based in Salt Lake City, we serve the entire State of Utah, handling drug cases in both state and federal courts.

Facing Charges for a Drug-related Crime in Utah State & Federal Courts

Cases involving drug-related offenses, such as possession, distribution, and manufacturing of controlled substances, are among the most common in Utah state and federal criminal courts. In fact, according to Utah State Courts, arrests for drug-related crimes have more than doubled in recent years. At Brass & Cordova, we represent clients facing drug charges in federal and state courts, as well as Utah's drug courts. Our experience includes successfully handling cases involving:

  • Methamphetamine (Meth)
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription Drugs
  • OxyContin®
  • Cocaine (Coke)
  • Heroin

We provide equally strong defense representation to adults and juveniles arrested for misdemeanor offenses, such as possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, and federal felony offenses, such as drug distribution and trafficking charges. In all matters, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our client, understanding that a drug conviction can have a negative and lasting impact on a person's life. In addition to criminal penalties, there may be additional consequences resulting from a conviction on your permanent record, including driver's license suspension or revocation, loss of student financial aid, or loss of gun rights.

After looking at all of the facts and evidence in your case, we will determine our best course of action depending on your best interests. For example, if you face charges for marijuana possession with intent to distribute, we may negotiate with the prosecution to eliminate the distribution offense, reducing the charge to simple misdemeanor possession. In other circumstances, arrest procedure violations, such as improper searches and seizures, may result in an outright dismissal of all charges if we take the case to trial.

Seek Experienced, Aggressive Representation

Given the range of possible sentences associated with drug charges in Utah, the advice and representation of an experienced criminal defense lawyer can be the difference between a very good and a very bad result. If you face prosecution for any type of drug crime, Brass & Cordova can help. Contact our offices in Salt Lake City for a free initial consultation at a time convenient for you.