Aggressive Davis County Drug Crimes Attorney
Having spent the first 15 years of his career litigating on behalf of Salt Lake City residents, attorney Joseph Jardine has worked on a wide variety of drug crime cases, including simple possession, large-scale distribution, methamphetamine laboratories, firearm infractions and money laundering.
Since Utah has some of the most severe drug penalties in the nation — certain drug crimes, depending on the quantity of narcotics involved, may even result in a federal indictment — it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced drug crimes attorney as quickly as possible.
Contact Jardine Law Offices, P.C. now to get help with your case!
Which Types of Drug Cases Do You Handle?
Attorney Joseph Jardine prides himself on representing clients from all communities and backgrounds. Over the course of his storied career, Joseph has litigated countless drug-related offenses on behalf of young adults, professionals and repeat offenders. No drug-related offense is too much for the attorneys at Jardine Law Offices, P.C., including marijuana, cocaine/crack, heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet and ecstasy/MDMA cases.
Be aware that the laws recently changed, possession of Schedule I substances, including Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana, are now Class A misdemeanors.
Contrary to popular belief, drug-related offenses are not relegated to illegal narcotics like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Indeed, some of the most dangerous substances in America are prescription drugs, and attorney Joseph Jardine has extensive experience litigating cases involving Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin. These cases have involved prescription fraud, the illegal purchase and/or distribution of prescription drugs, attending and/or organizing “raves,” forgery and theft of prescription pads.
Illegal Search & Seizure
Regardless of whether law enforcement officials are searching your car, home or person, certain guidelines and procedures must be strictly followed. Indeed, basic suspicion and racial profiling are not sufficient for search and seizure. Probable cause must be present for a law enforcement official to inspect your belongings. The state of Utah defines probable cause as a reasonable belief that a crime has been committed. If you are stopped by a law enforcement official and they want to search your car and/or person, politely tell them no — your fourth amendment rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and are no laughing matter. If you have already acquiesced to their demands, call the attorneys with Jardine Law Offices, P.C. immediately.
Drug trafficking charges carry some of the most punitive penalties in the criminal justice system. If you are accused of drug trafficking it’s a safe bet that state prosecutors are gearing up to build a substantial case against you. Typically, the difference between drug distribution and drug trafficking rests on the means of transportation involved. Regardless of whether you are charged with transporting drugs across state lines or internationally, the penalties you face can be devastating, including life imprisonment and six-figure fines.
Do not delay — contact Jardine Law Offices, P.C. as quickly as possible.