The ongoing War on Drugs and the laws it has created, can have serious and lasting consequences on those charged with a Drug Crime. In Oregon, even possession of a small amount of a controlled substance is a felony (excluding marijuana).
Some of these substances, such as ecstasy and heroin, are B Felonies and not expungeable.
Oregon prisons are full of people convicted of delivery or manufacture of drugs or possession of what is termed a substantial quantity of drugs. Larger amounts of drugs are subject to mandatory minimum sentences of either 34 or 58 months in prison.
Because of these potentially harsh sentences and lifetime consequences, it is especially important that you consult an attorney before deciding how to proceed with any drug charge. Please don’t hesitate to call for a consultation.