Langford | Ramos Drug Crimes We’re Not Your Mom. We Don’t Care if You Did It.

Drug Crime Lawyers in Park City 

​Experienced Legal Representation in Salt Lake City, Summit & Salt Lake Counties

Drug crimes are prosecuted and investigated every day in Utah. These crimes and their penalties vary widely and can include fines, rehabilitation programs, jail sentences, prison incarceration, or terms of probation. 

When facing a drug crime, it is vital to find an attorney with a deep understanding of the drug laws, the courts, and the penalties. Langford | Ramos is a seasoned criminal defense firm successfully defending numerous drug cases. 

Our experience includes defending clients in criminal jury trials, people who are under criminal investigation, people appealing criminal convictions in cases involving possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute, crimes of drug distribution or trafficking, complex federal drug investigations of criminal conspiracies, and related weapons offenses.

No case is too complex or challenging for our trial-tested team, backed by 30 years of combined experience in state and federal courts. 

We offer free case evaluations with a Park City drug crime attorney. Book an appointment at  (801) 919-8454 or email Langford | Ramos on our online contact form. Hablamos español. 

Drug Crime Charges in Utah

In Utah, drug crimes encompass a wide range of illegal activities involving controlled substances. 

These crimes include:

  • Possession: Holding a controlled substance, including medical drugs, without a valid prescription. These can result in misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the substance and amount, with potential penalties of up to several years in prison and fines reaching thousands of dollars.
  • Distribution: Selling, delivering, or providing controlled substances to others. These are generally felonies with lengthy prison sentences, often exceeding 10 years, and significant fines.
  • Manufacturing: Producing or cultivating illegal drugs, generally charged as felonies.
  • Trafficking: This involves large quantities of controlled substances, often crossing state lines, reflecting both distribution and manufacturing elements. It involves severe felony charges with penalties similar to distribution and manufacturing.
  • Possession with intent to distribute: Possession of controlled substances in amounts that suggest an intent to sell or distribute, typically charged as a felony. 
  • Paraphernalia: Possession, sale, or distribution of items used in the consumption or production of drugs. This may be charged as a misdemeanor unless charges are accompanied by possession with intent to distribute or drug trafficking. 

Penalties for drug crimes can also include probation, drug treatment programs, and community service hours. 

Categories of Controlled Substances in Utah 

Utah categorizes drugs into “schedules” based on their potential for abuse, accepted medical use, and safety under medical supervision. 

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    Through selective pro bono work and support of meaningful causes, we aim to make a positive impact beyond the courtroom, advocating for justice and fairness in all areas of life.

State vs. Federal Drug Crimes

State drug crimes are prosecuted under Utah state laws and usually involve activities confined within the state’s boundaries. State laws and penalties can differ from federal regulations, with state-level offenses often handled by local courts and law enforcement agencies.

Federal drug crimes involve trafficking across state lines, large-scale distribution networks, or other circumstances that attract federal jurisdiction. Federal charges are prosecuted under federal law with involvement from agencies like the DEA. Penalties for federal drug crimes are generally more severe, with longer imprisonment terms and higher fines.

Langford | Ramos handles both state and federal criminal charges; our attorneys are highly experienced in the federal criminal justice system. 

Subject to a drug crime investigation, under arrest, or charged? Contact us online or at (801) 919-8454 to speak with a Park City drug crimes lawyer today. 

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