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Oklahoma City Attorneys Represent Clients Charged with Drug Crimes

Criminal defense firm takes on cases involving controlled substances

Drug crimes carry harsh punishments under state and federal law even when substance abuse treatment or some other alternative to incarceration might be a better solution. At Butler & Flynn, PLLC in Oklahoma City, the firm’s dedicated litigators deliver comprehensive legal support to people who have been charged with the possession, sale or manufacture of controlled substances. With more than 30 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys know how authorities sometimes overreach when investigating drug-related offenses. Our deep knowledge of relevant laws and local courts helps clients assert their rights and pursue a favorable outcome.

Experienced lawyers litigate matters relating to possession and distribution

Oklahoma’s Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act is complex and has been revised frequently over the years. Starting with a free initial consultation, our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers will advise you on ways to defend against charges involving:

  • Possession — In 2017, Oklahoma revised the law to make simple possession charges misdemeanors regardless of the drug involved. Still, if you have been caught with an illegal drug, you could face as much as a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Paraphernalia — Possession of drug paraphernalia is treated as a misdemeanor if the defendant does not have prior convictions, but the jail sentence can run as long as one year. Various types of items can fall under this statute, including smoking devices such as bongs, needles used for intravenous drug injection and even standard household items like kitchen scales that can be utilized in the manufacture of controlled substances. In certain instances, a police officer might misinterpret what a specific item is being used for. When that occurs, we press for a dismissal or acquittal.
  • Possession with intent to distribute — If the amount of drugs found is more than what would be normally associated with personal use or if items are present that might be linked to drug sales, that can trigger a felony charge of possession with intent to distribute. The minimum sentence in these cases is two years’ imprisonment with the potential for a much longer term depending on the substance and the evidence that is collected.

Whether the specific allegation relates to heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana or another controlled dangerous substance, we’ll work tirelessly to defeat unsupported charges and secure an appropriate resolution.

Proven advocates assist clients accused of drug trafficking

When a certain quantity of a particular drug is seized, state law authorizes a drug trafficking charge. For example, an allegation involving at least 10 grams of heroin or 25 pounds of marijuana would be considered trafficking. This differs from distribution charges where there is no set amount. Sentences vary widely in these cases. Probation is now possible in some instances, but incarceration can run as long as 20 years, so it’s important to retain a qualified defense attorney who can correct misleading evidence and fight back against improper police tactics.

Strategic litigators defend clients against prescription drug counts

Though prescription drugs benefit those who use them properly, abusing pharmaceuticals can be dangerous or even deadly. Accordingly, Oklahoma law assigns strict punishments to individuals found guilty of prescription drug fraud, which can include forging prescriptions, seeking authorizations from multiple doctors and changing the information on an order. Even something that might seem innocent, such as sending medication to a friend, could have serious consequences. After an arrest pertaining to purported prescription drug misconduct, we review the situation thoroughly to create the strongest defense possible.

Contact an effective Oklahoma drug crime defense lawyer for a free consultation

Butler & Flynn, PLLC advocates on behalf of Oklahoma residents who have been accused of illegal drug possession, distribution or manufacture. Please call 405-416-2711 or contact us online to set up a free consultation regarding your situation. Our office is in Oklahoma City, near the Quail Springs Mall.

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    13825 Quail Pointe Drive
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134
    Phone: 405-849-5300