Drug Crimes

Oregon's per capita drug use and controlled substance abuse exceeds the national average year after year. The most used substances are methamphetamines, illicit painkillers, and stimulants.

It is vital to understand the severity of the punishments attached to drug crimes in Oregon and how important it is to have a strong defense. The consequences for these crimes are getting more serious, so it is critical you act fast to get legal representation as close to the arrest as possible.

What consequences am I facing if convicted of a Drug Crime?

In Oregon, controlled substance offenses and drug crimes range from Class A felonies all the way to Class C misdemeanors. Class A felonies carry a maximum of 20 years in prison while Class B felonies carry a sentence up to 10 years in prison. Oregon uses a felony “grid block” system which takes into account criminal history and severity of the crime. Often times, constitutional challenges are the best way to defend these cases and that requires in-depth knowledge of constitutional law. Mr. Thompson has represented individuals charged and convicted of drug crimes at all Oregon court levels, including the Federal District Court of Oregon.

The typical state charged controlled substance offenses and controlled substance charges are as follows:

Cocaine

ORS 475.876

Unlawful manufacture of cocaine. Class B Felony.

ORS 475.878

Unlawful manufacture of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.880(2)

Unlawful delivery of cocaine. Class B Felony.

ORS 475.880(3)

Unlawful delivery of cocaine to a person under 18 years of age. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.882

Unlawful delivery of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

Heroin

ORS 475.846

Unlawful manufacture of cocaine. Class B Felony.

ORS 475.858

Unlawful manufacture of heroin within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.850

Unlawful delivery of heroin. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.852

Unlawful delivery of heroin within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

MDMA/Ecstasy

ORS 475.866

Unlawful manufacture of MDMA / Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Class A Felony.

ORS 475.868

Unlawful manufacture of MDMA / Ecstasy within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.870

Unlawful delivery of MDMA / Ecstasy. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.872

Unlawful delivery of MDMA / Ecstasy within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

Methamphetamine

ORS 475.886

Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. Class B Felony.

ORS 475.888

Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.890(2)

Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. Class B Felony.

ORS 475.890(3)

Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine to a person under 18 years of age. Class A Felony.

ORS 475.892

Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school. Class A Felony.

Being convicted of a drug crime or controlled substance offense can affect employment and these charges are sometimes not expungeable if convicted. Drug crime and controlled substance convictions can greatly impact your life and it is not worth the risk without experienced legal counsel such as Jason Thompson. Mr. Thompson always strives to put together a strategic plan to confront addiction through litigation, mitigation and intervention.

Contact Thompson Law immediately for a consultation if you have recently been arrested for a drug crime.