A commercial drug offense is a modifier that attaches to a standard Possession, Delivery, and Manufacturing charges. It enhances the penalties one might normally face, and can involve substantial prison time.
To convict a person of a Commercial Drug Offense, the state must prove not only the underlying Possession, Delivery, or Manufacture, but also at least three of the following factors:
In addition, the quantity of the drug can be a factor in determining if the offense is a commercial drug offense. If you possess more than 110 grams of marijuana , 8 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine , or 3 grams of heroin , then this becomes a factor in determining a commercial drug offense.
Edward Kroll will fight these allegations in many different ways, paying special attention to the conduct of law enforcement. If your rights were violated during your stop, search and arrest, then this could lead to suppression of evidence against you. If the police used a search warrant, we will make sure it was executed properly and that the police did not exceed the bounds of the warrant. If law enforcement did make any mistakes, it could lead to evidence being suppressed, or even your case being dismissed.
Edward Kroll understands the difficulty and complexity of felony drug charges. If you or a loved one is facing charges, contact Portland drug defense lawyer Edward Kroll today for a free and confidential consultation, so we can start your defense.