Violations of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act
If you have been accused of a Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA), you are in a serious situation. Whether you are guilty or not, you are facing hard time, and the police will certainly approach you for questioning. You need a lawyer to make sure your rights are defended during this time.
As an attorney I have been defending the rights of my Spokane, Washington, criminal defense law clients for 10 years, and I can use that experience to defend you. From my law firm office, I will fight to make sure you are safe and that your rights are protected.
Types of VUCSA Crimes
The Washington VUCSA crimes include many common drug crimes:
- Drug conspiracy
- Drug trafficking
- Other charges related to controlled substances
If you are facing VUCSA charges, the police may ask you at some point to be a confidential informant (or "CI"). A confidential informant will help the police apprehend others that were involved in the crime in exchange for lower sentencing.
This is a difficult decision that I can help you make, considering factors such as:
- Your friends and reputation: Obviously no one wants to rat out their friends, but you also need to consider the nature of these friendships, and what would happen if the situation were reversed.
- Your safety: Many people are reluctant to take on the confidential informant role, fearing that if their friends found out, they might injure or kill the informant. However, there are resources and programs to keep informants safe that are effective. Besides, they are going to think you're an informant anyway, so the danger is already present.
- Your future: You'll need to weigh your loyalty to your friends and your concerns about safety against the very real opportunity to be free and avoid prison time.
These are weighty considerations, to be sure. As your attorney, I will help you figure out the path that is best for you, defending your rights and helping you find safe shelter throughout the process. Contact me today.