Defending You Against Drug Charges
Arkansas takes a strong stance against drugs and illegal substances. Even a drug possession charge can carry harsh penalties that impact you for the rest of your life. Whether this is your first or third drug charge, you need an attorney who understands the Faulkner County criminal justice system.
At The Sanders Firm PLLC, our Conway drug crimes defense attorneys have extensive experience working on both sides of the law. With one of our attorneys having worked as a prosecutor, we understand the methods and arguments the prosecutor will use against you. Using this first-hand experience and knowledge, we take the time to develop a tailored legal strategy that protects your rights and freedoms.
With The Right Help, A Drug Charge Does Not Have To Derail Your Goals
In Arkansas, controlled substances are categorized based on the likelihood of abuse and any accepted medical use. Common drugs in possession and intent to sell crimes include marijuana, cocaine, opiates, prescription pills, methamphetamine, heroin and ecstasy. Schedule I and II drugs, with the highest likelihood of abuse and no or little accepted medical purpose, are the most severely punished. The penalties for drug possession are based on the amount and type of drug.
Under state law, possession with the intent to sell can be punishable by a mandatory prison sentence, hefty fines and community service. The severity of the punishment depends on the drug and the amount in question. Intent is determined mainly by the amount or weight of the drug in possession.
If you are a college student in Arkansas, a drug crime conviction can derail your academic plans and may even result in expulsion from your college, loss of financial aid, loss of campus housing, and suspension or dismissal from athletic teams. The conviction will also remain on your criminal record, subject to background checks for employment and housing for the rest of your life.
Let Us Fight For You
Facing a drug charge can be overwhelming and terrifying. You need a compassionate and determined attorney to fight on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation at our Conway office, call 501-400-7352 or complete our online contact form to get in touch.