Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances
Explanation of VUCSA
VUSCA refers to the Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances act. This is a Washington law regarding what the penalties are for using and possessing controlled substances, including illegal substances, as well as illegally possessed or sold pharmaceutical drugs. These laws provide for severe sentencing . As drug abuse is on the rise in Washington , state lawmakers have set drug crime enforcement as a high priority.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need to see a Seattle criminal defense lawyer to find out the specific details of your charge and arrange for the legal defense you will need against these charges. We have the criminal defense experience you will need at Blair & Kim, PLLC. With over 34 years of combined experience in defending our clients against charges of drug crimes, you can count on our knowledge and experience to help you get through this tough time.
What are the penalties for VUCSA?
Violations of the uniform controlled substances act include possession of various types of drugs such as marijuana or crack cocaine. It can include illegal possession of a prescription drug. It also includes sales and distribution of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. The least harsh penalty is for less than 40 grams of marijuana which is a misdemeanor. Even so, this misdemeanor could carry the penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
If you are under the age of 21, it could also mean the suspension of your driver's license. If you are found in possession of over 40 grams of marijuana, you will be facing felony charges . Felony sentencing includes time in state prison and heavy fines in most cases. Intent to sell 2 kilograms or less of methamphetamines can carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a $25,000 fine. Call our office today and we will answer questions about your criminal charge s and inform you about ways we can help to defend you in court.
Contact a Seattle drug crime attorney today for comprehensive legal defense in a drug charge.