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Throughout the Midwest, crimes such as drug manufacturing, possession, trafficking and distribution are met with serious legal consequences. Ranging from long-term prison sentences to stiff fines, the effects and social stigma of a conviction can follow you for the rest of your life.

Work with a Polk County Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you or a loved one has been arrested on a drug-related charge, we at Higgins Law Firm, PLLC, can help by building a strong criminal defense against the prosecution. By conducting our own investigation to gauge the authorities’ compliance with search and seizure laws, gathering evidence and engaging in negotiations with the prosecution, we can potentially reach a plea agreement. When the government refuses to make a deal, we put all our resources to work aggressively defending your rights during litigation.

Some of the most common drug offenses in Iowa involve the following:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy and other club drugs
  • Prescription medication

Even Marijuana Possession Charges Can Have a Long-Term Effect on Your Life

In Iowa, being charged with possession of marijuana is a serious offense. Although states throughout the country are loosening up on marijuana, there are many places, including Iowa, where simply possessing marijuana can land you in trouble with the law.

A couple things to know about marijuana possession include:

  • Possession of marijuana: Whether on your person, in your home or in your car, you can be arrested for possessing illegal drugs for personal use.
  • Possession with intent to deliver: Being charged with intent often depends on the amount of marijuana in your possession and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Intent charges often carry more severe consequences.

No matter the situation, it’s important to contact a criminal defense lawyer after being charged with a drug-related offense or any other crime. As your representation, we can protect your rights, see that you are treated appropriately and take immediate steps to resolve your matter as quickly as possible.

Don’t Hesitate to Start Building Your Criminal Defense

With experience and skill, we provide clients with intelligent defense strategies that adapt to the situation. Whether your case would benefit from tactful negotiations or aggressive litigation, we know when and how to proceed with your case.

Contact our West Des Moines law office today by dialing 515-619-9148 or complete our online contact form for a prompt response. Even if you suspect you are being investigated for drug charges, take immediate action and contact our law office.