Protection Against The Harsh Punishment For Drug Crimes
A drug arrest can lead to jail or prison. A felony drug conviction on your record can affect job opportunities and career paths. If you are not a U.S. citizen, drug offenses can lead to deportation.
For all these reasons, you need skilled legal representation right away if you are accused of a drug-related crime. I practice in both criminal defense and immigration law. I will do everything I can to fight your drug charges or limit the penalties, and I will fight so you can stay in the United States.
Criminal Defense For Drug Offenses
Trudeau Law represents anyone (immigrant or U.S. citizen) in the Tacoma area facing state or federal drug charges, including:
- Possession of marijuana (1 ounce or more)
- Possession of illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin, meth, etc.)
- Possession of prescription-only drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug trafficking
- Drug smuggling
- Growing marijuana without a license
- Green DUI (driving under the influence of marijuana)
The penalties for drug crimes are extremely serious. I am extremely serious about asserting your rights and defenses under the law. I will challenge the basis for your arrest, including Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations. I will pursue every avenue to get the charges dropped or reduced to a lesser offense, and I will explore alternatives that avoid jail and a criminal record.
I can also address asset seizure and forfeiture, if state or federal authorities confiscated money, vehicles, real estate or other property in connection with a drug investigation.
Immigration Consequences Of Drug Crimes
Many drug offenses are considered “crimes of moral turpitude” by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. A conviction, even for drug possession, could trigger removal from the United States or prevent you from becoming a naturalized citizen in the future. As an immigration lawyer, I am well-versed in USCIS proceedings and will fight to prevent any outcome that could lead to you being deported.
Let Me Help You
The sooner you contact me, the more I can do to protect you. Call me at 206-388-2798 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.* You can reach me, Nathan Trudeau, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I accept evening appointments.
* Free for new clients, otherwise a fee may apply.