Drug Crime Lawyer

One of the premier drug crime defense lawyers practicing in Salt Lake City

Drug charges are different than other types of criminal charges — and for many reasons other than the specific details of the crimes. Prosecutors and police consider drug crimes differently than they do other charges because many people consider drug crimes as precursors to other serious crimes. Where drugs go, activities such as:

  • Theft
  • Murder
  • Prostitution
  • and countless other offenses soon follow.

As a result, there is considerable political pressure on law enforcement to clean up the streets and make examples of individuals charged with drug offenses. So if you or a loved one is arrested for drug crimes in Salt Lake City, do not delay. Retain Salt Lake City attorneys who understand the protocols of drug prosecution and how to defend against the charges. Retain the Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC.

Drug penalties in Utah

The State of Utah does not consider drug crimes to be harmless offenses, and levies penalties accordingly. Some drug crimes, like possession with intent to distribute controlled substances near a school, are first-degree felonies carrying penalties of five years to life in prison and fines up to $10,000.

Even minor drug offenses carry considerable penalties. The lowest misdemeanor class in the state, Class C, includes charges of public intoxication and enforces penalties of up to 90 days in jail and fines up to $750.

A Salt Lake City attorney who understands drug charges inside and out

Carl N. Anderson, III spent the first few years of his legal career as a County Attorney in Dawson, Nebraska, where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases, including several involving drugs at both the misdemeanor and felony levels. He understands how police investigate drug crimes and how prosecutors strategize to win convictions on those same crimes. He also understands the mistakes both police and prosecutors can make in their investigations and preparations and how to leverage those mistakes to your advantage. And he is extremely familiar with the legal protocols specific to traffic stop drug busts.

Carl Anderson is a Salt Lake City lawyer who can fight to save your freedoms

A conviction on drug charges can ruin your life. Let Carl N. Anderson, III help save you from unfair conviction on such charges. Contact the Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC today, at (801) 997-9534 to arrange a free consultation. He is licensed to practice in Utah, Colorado and Nebraska.


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