Drug Possession Utah

Drug Possession Attorney in Utah

Drug laws in Utah are broad and range from simple possession to trafficking, meaning charges can easily differ from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the evidence, and if the drugs were headed out-of-state or out of the country.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies drugs into five categories (schedules) based on chemical component, medical use (if any) and how likely the substance may be abused. Below are some drugs classified in their respective categories. Keep in mind, prescription drugs can lead to drug-related offenses if used illegally.

Schedule I

  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana

Schedule II

  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • OxyContin

Schedule III

  • Ketamine
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Testosteron

Schedule IV

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Ambien

 Schedule V

  • Lomotil
  • Motofen
  • Lyrica

Drug Possession and Drug Sales

If you are arrested for drug possession, law enforcement must determine if the narcotic(s) was for personal use, distribution or sale. Simple possession will most likely be the least-severe drug crime. However, if the accused is found in possession of excessive cash, or if the drug is packaged in a way that’s perceived as having intent to sell, the arrestee might face drug sale charges on top of the drug possession offense. Penalties can quickly intensify if distribution or trafficking are tacked on to the list of charges.


Contact the Rocky Mountain Defenders for Drug Possession Defense

The drug penalties in Utah can be extremely tough, which is why it’s important to contact an aggressive criminal defense attorney who can  help you fight for your rights. Rocky Mountain Defenders have been standing up for Utahns for 20 years. Contact our team to schedule your free case review.