Don’t Face Possession Charges Alone
A conviction for drug possession can result in a jail sentence and carries numerous collateral consequences, including the possibility of court imposed chemical dependency treatment, and the loss of future employment and educational opportunities.
If you face drug possession or other drug charges in Salt Lake City or anywhere throughout Utah, contact me, Salt Lake City drug possession defense attorney Catherine R. Cleveland. I handle all types of drug possession charges, including:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of cocaine, crack or heroin
- Possession of meth and meth lab charges
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs
- Possession of illegal drug paraphernalia
My law firm is located in Salt Lake City. To speak with me by phone or to schedule an office consultation, call 801-783-3488.
Drug Possession Defense in Salt Lake City
The Fourth Amendment prohibits law enforcement from engaging in unreasonable searches and seizures. To protect your rights, I will review the evidence to determine the following:
- Did the police have the right to conduct a search?
- Did the police have the right to make an arrest?
- Did the police obtain evidence through an invalid search warrant?
- Were your constitutional rights violated?
If your rights have been violated, I will aggressively pursue corrective action, including the suppression of any illegally obtained evidence and the dismissal of any charges unsupported by sufficient cause.
New Supreme Court Precedent: The recent United States Supreme Court case, Arizona vs. Gant, limited the ability of law enforcement to search a vehicle. No longer can the police make a warrantless search of a vehicle after a suspect has been detained. This case will have a major impact on drug cases throughout Utah and the United States.
As a passionate advocate for the right of the criminally accused, I provide aggressive and comprehensive legal representation for each client I represent. Through a dedicated and meticulous approach to case management, I have helped many clients obtain favorable results — in and out of the courtroom.
Criminal defense is all I do
My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.