DC Drug Lawyers

Defending Your Rights with DC Drug Lawyers in Washington DC

Drug crimes in Washington, DC, encompass a range of charges that are both felonies and misdemeanors. These crimes are categorized based on the severity and nature of the offense. Depending on the circumstances, a defendant may be looking at significant jail time or drug treatment. To navigate this offense, a person arrested for any drug crime should immediately contact an experienced in Washington, DC drug lawyer.

It is crucial to have an experienced DC drug attorney represent you if you have been charged with a drug crime.

An experienced DC drug lawyer can assess your case’s strengths and weaknesses, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide guidance throughout the legal process. They can challenge evidence, negotiate plea deals, and represent you in court to get you the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

The criminal defense attorneys at Monument Legal have the courtroom-tested legal experience needed to defend you against drug charges and tenaciously fight for the best possible results in your case.

Stop delaying and schedule a consult. Find out what you are facing in a complimentary consultation with an experienced DC drug attorney and rest easier tonight!

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common drug arrest in Washington, DC is simple possession of drugs for personal use. In DC, this offense is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and or a maximum fine of $1000.00. However, possession of liquid PCP is a felony, and carries up to a 3 year term of imprisonment.

In Washington, DC, a person can be charged with possession with the intent to distribute if knowingly possessed a measurable amount of a controlled substance and while possessing it they intended to transfer this substance to another person. This is a felony offense.

In Washington, DC, the DC code has made possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) a felony. It carries a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in jail. In addition, a conviction can have very severe immigration consequences.

A skilled Washington, DC attorney will know how to defend against the felony charge of possession with the intent to distribute (PWID). Several common defenses are:

  • Arguing there was no actual or constructive possession.
  • Arguing the amount possessed was for personal use.
  • Arguing there was an illegal search or seizure under the 4th amendment.

The DC code breaks possession down into two categories. The first category is actual possession, and the second category is constructive possession.

  • Actual possession is when an individual has actual physical possession of the drug. A good example of this is when a drug is found in a person’s purse, pocket, or backpack.
  • Constructive possession occurs when the individual knew about the drugs and had the ability to exercise control over them. Examples of this are: when drugs are found under a person’s car seat, in their glove box or somewhere within their home such as in a safe or clothing drawer.
  • Heroin
  • LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
  • Ecstasy
  • Crystal Meth
  • Mescaline
  • Peyote
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Adderall
  • Ritalin
  • Opium
  • OxyContin
  • Testosterone
  • Ketamine
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Tylenol with codeine
  • Robitussin AC
  • Motofen
  • Lyrica
  • Phenergan with Codeine

In Washington, DC it is legal for a person 21 years or older to possess two ounces or less of marijuana plant for personal use.

In Washington, DC it is legal to grow marijuana within your primary residence. However, you can only grow six marijuana plants at a time and no more than three of them may be mature at a given time.

In Washington, DC, it is legal to gift or transfer up to one ounce of marijuana to a person. However, no money, goods or services may be exchanged, and the recipient must be 21 years of age or older.

No. It is a crime in Washington, DC to smoke marijuana in any public space such as a park, street, sidewalk, or back alleys. In addition, it is still illegal to smoke marijuana in a restaurant, concert hall, bar, or coffee shop.

The Superior Court Drug Intervention Program, or “Drug Court,” was established in 1993, as an alternative to punitive punishment – such as jail- to provide help to those who were arrested on drug or alcohol charges. In some cases, a person arrested on a serious drug or alcohol charge may avoid jail time or even a conviction by entering drug court. In other cases, the government will extend drug court related diversion opportunities including a deferred sentencing or a deferred prosecution agreement.

Consult with a DC Drug Lawyer

Consult with a DC Drug Lawyer

If you or a loved one is facing drug charges in Washington, DC, consulting with an experienced lawyer is essential. An experienced DC drug attorney can help you understand your options, build a defense strategy, and navigate the legal system effectively. Contact Monument Legal today for a consultation and personalized legal assistance tailored to your case.

Why Choose Monument Legal?

We have extensive experience handling DC drug cases in Washington, DC and are and are familiar with the judges and the prosecutors. In addition, we will be by your side every step of the way, keeping you informed, answering your questions, and addressing your concerns. Our one goal in every case is to get our clients the best possible outcome. We care about your case, and we care about you.

Monument Legal consistently provides excellent results for their clients, including:

  • Lower prison sentences
  • Diversion agreements
  • Not Guilty Verdicts