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Tacoma Drug Crimes Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested for a drug-related crime or are about to be, you may be facing years in prison. Understandably, the loss of your freedom is a daunting prospect, and one that you need to fight with the help of an experienced Tacoma Drug Crimes Lawyer.

Many defenses are available, which is why it is important to have a skilled drug crimes attorney working to determine what grounds might be available to have the charges dropped or reduced.

The Right Drug Crimes Lawyer for the Best Outcome

Your defense attorney should be one who’s been around the block a few times, knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, knows the law and how it’s been applied in prior cases, and understands the political climate and how it affects the way drug prosecutions are being conducted. Government policies pushing for aggressive prosecution and severe penalties for drug crimes make it imperative to hire the best drug crimes lawyer available in Tacoma.

Knowledge is power, and when you have a knowledgeable drug crimes lawyer in your corner, the odds of a favorable disposition of your case are much greater than if you take your chances with a public defender or a general practice lawyer.

You need a lawyer who can investigate the police procedure leading up to your arrest and immediately afterward, and who will examine and interpret every piece of evidence to develop a powerful, persuasive, and creative defense strategy, while protecting your constitutional rights at every stage of the process.

Washington Drug Crimes by Law Enforcement Agency

According to 2012 data from the FBI, Tacoma had 1,243 crimes against society reported and of those, 829 were drug/narcotic offenses. With the high prevalence of drug crimes and stiff penalties, it’s essential to have an experienced Tacoma drug crimes lawyer on hand to handle your case. This FBI drug offenses data shows reported drug crimes by all law enforcement agencies in Washington State from 2012.

Agency TypeAgency NamePopulationCrimes Against SocietyDrug/
Narcotic
Offenses
Drug/
Narcotic
Violations
Drug
Equipment
Violations
CitiesAberdeen17,000416350168182
Airway Heights6,198161515
Algona3,1041413103
Anacortes16,097297277132145
Asotin1,282333
Bainbridge Island23,49053471532
Battle Ground18,0681931829983
Bellingham82,66547439137021
Bingen7315541
Black Diamond4,27958573027
Blaine4,7911101037132
Bonney Lake17,75183714823
Bothell34,38921820013961
Bremerton39,434545475331144
Brewster2,40910853
Brier6,225433
Burlington8,5571361277849
Castle Rock2,0021614113
Centralia16,593476447284163
Chehalis7,3717471683
Cheney10,7473933312
Chewelah2,6322423149
Cle Elum2,8452422166
Clyde Hill3,0776532
Colfax2,867111073
College Place8,9752824159
Colville4,7152211
Connell5,32831231211
Coulee Dam1,1181413112
Coupeville1,8606541
Dupont8,3793025169
East Wenatchee13,5061101067036
Eatonville2,8181716106
Edgewood9,5929761
Ellensburg18,64918717010961
Elma3,12558543123
Ephrata7,91966644816
Everson2,538888
Federal Way91,978578483271212
Ferndale11,67791785325
Fircrest6,6371613103
Forks3,58731281315
Gig Harbor7,2795350428
Goldendale3,505202020
Grand Coulee1,0541313121
Grandview11,147104895831
Granger3,33020853
Issaquah31,3411341267452
Kalama2,3693837307
Kelso12,0511181058817
Kennewick76,971823712442270
Kettle Falls1,609833
Kirkland50,24327223515976
La Center2,8801313112
Lake Forest Park12,9752422157
Lakewood59,416758583408175
Liberty Lake7,7099981
Long Beach1,407433
Longview37,03248841938138
Lynden12,2231101066640
Medina3,0594431
Mill Creek18,6611281147440
Monroe17,66517616510659
Montesano4,001181697
Morton1,143422
Mountlake Terrace20,3631341328349
Mount Vernon32,384461363211152
Moxee3,3942121174
Normandy Park6,524777
Oak Harbor22,4571661469650
Omak4,9295046424
Oroville1,715999
Orting6,89029281810
Othello7,5547249481
Pacific6,8031716151
Palouse1,0210
Pasco63,806540446281165
Port Angeles19,34221217013832
Port Orchard11,444260243143100
Port Townsend9,2193024213
Poulsbo9,42855503515
Pullman30,2061221096841
Puyallup37,821460414288126
Quincy6,98556513120
Rainier1,8442725169
Raymond2,911111
Reardan57323221111
Redmond55,770294275140135
Renton93,7221391089414
Richland50,057539484296188
Ridgefield4,8991312111
Ritzville1,716977
Royal City2,215866
Ruston7669761
Seattle626,8652,4861,7141,304410
Sequim6,71094844737
Shelton9,96318515910851
Snoqualmie10,99159553817
Steilacoom6,1153027225
Sumas1,338242222
Sumner9,65657543717
Sunnyside16,271294253129124
Tacoma202,6461,243829591238
Tenino1,74120201010
Tonasket1,048222
Toppenish9,184109643034
Tukwila19,67736429726730
University Place31,820104926626
Vader6320
Wapato5,12348362214
Warden2,7853312
Westport2,1131817116
West Richland12,30351422715
White Salmon2,288333
Winlock1,359111
Woodland5,56679694326
Woodway1,3373321
Yakima93,419790669396273
Yarrow Point1,0320
Zillah3,0411916115
Universities and CollegesCentral Washington University11,3204241338
Eastern Washington University12,1263838344
Evergreen State College4,79496965046
Washington State University:
Pullman27,329378366238128
Vancouver20
Western Washington University14,8421817134
Metropolitan CountiesAsotin46412912
Benton32028219290
Chelan1221047727
Clark43438731077
Columbia211
Cowlitz112928012
Douglas1471357461
Franklin93765620
Kitsap588516372144
Pend Oreille108594118
Pierce1,010816627189
Skagit36323815484
Skamania5245423
Stevens87685612
Thurston22618914841
Walla Walla111995643
Nonmetropolitan CountiesAdams7134313
Clallam106906723
Ferry322
Garfield32231310
Grant16213910831
Island4426206
Jefferson47382711
Kittitas80734726
Lewis1521287949
Lincoln3430282
Mason26312611214
Okanogan79694326
San Juan2222166
Wahkiakum766
Whitman107935637
State Police AgenciesState Patrol0
Other AgenciesPort of Seattle20414411232
Other Agencies -TribalLummi Tribal20920711097
Swinomish Tribal50493118

 

Cases We Handle

At the law offices of Mark Treyz in Tacoma, Washington, we handle crimes related to these drugs and more:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • ecstasy
  • methamphetamine
  • hallucinogens
  • crack
  • heroin
  • opiates and opioids
  • pain killers

We defend all types of drug charges including:

  • possession
  • trafficking
  • sale and distribution
  • manufacturing
  • cultivation
  • importation
  • possession of paraphernalia

Thorough Preparation for an Aggressive Drug Crimes Defense

With over 30 years of experience in Washington’s criminal justice system as a defense attorney in Tacoma, former prosecutor and pro tem judge, Mark Treyz has an intimate knowledge of the way the system works. He knows that every case must be thoroughly investigated and meticulously presented with a view toward having the charges dropped or reduced, negotiating to get you into a diversionary program, or winning an acquittal at trial.

Call Drug Crimes Attorney Mark Treyz immediately if you’ve been arrested or if police have attempted to question you, before you answer any questions.

What Mark Treyz, Tacoma Drug Crimes Lawyer Will Do for You

Mark will examine the evidence to determine if it is likely to be sufficient for a conviction. He’ll look at the initial contact with police to determine if your rights were violated, if they had probable cause for a search and seizure, whether the search warrant was properly obtained, or if there was an illegal entrapment. He’ll determine if you were informed of your rights and if you understood those rights. If your constitutional rights were violated at any point, Mark will work to have the charges dropped.

If you are a first time offender, you may be eligible for a diversionary program or drug treatment in lieu of jail time. If your case does go to trial, Mark will examine every piece of evidence the prosecutor presents in minute detail and will question witnesses to determine their reliability or veracity. If you want to testify on your own behalf, Mark will see that you are thoroughly prepared.

Your future is at stake. Protect your rights, your freedom, and your future by calling the law offices of Mark Treyz without delay. The initial consultation is free, and payments can be made over time.