Drug-related criminal charges in Oklahoma are serious. Conviction can bring life-altering consequences including financial penalties, imprisonment and more. If you or someone you care about has been charged with drug possession, distribution, trafficking or manufacture, you need an experienced Tulsa drug charge lawyer in your corner. Tracy Tiernan – Attorney at Law has been helping Tulsa-area residents fight drug charges for nearly 30 years.

Understanding Drug-Related Crimes in Oklahoma

When most people think of drug-related crimes, illegal substances such as marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, PCP, ecstasy and other “street drugs” come to mind. All of these drugs can lead to criminal charges in Oklahoma. Though misdemeanor and felony charges often also relate to illegal prescription drugs and controlled dangerous substances such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

In Oklahoma, there are several classifications for drug-related criminal charges, as follows:

  • Possession: Being charged with illegal possession of controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, or with possession of illegal drugs, is serious. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, you could face misdemeanor or felony convictions, up to 10 years of imprisonment, and fines of up to $5,000. A skilled drug possession defense lawyer can help fight for your freedom.
  • Distribution: If the police believes the number of drugs in your possession was greater than what it believes was for personal use, you may be charged with distribution. In Oklahoma, if you gave someone else drugs, you can be charged with distribution even if you were not paid for doing so. Hiring a drug distribution lawyer can be a smart move to fight distribution charges.
  • Trafficking: When the number of drugs in your possession rises to certain levels (which vary depending on the type of drug involved), you may be charged with trafficking, a crime that carries significantly greater penalties. If you are found guilty of drug trafficking, you could face fines of up to $500,000 and even life in prison. When dealing with potential drug trafficking charges, it is important to retain an experienced drug trafficking defense attorney to protect your rights.
  • Manufacturing: Growing or manufacturing cannabis, methamphetamine or other drugs in Oklahoma — or even being in possession of the materials and equipment needed to do so — can result in felony charges. If convicted, the penalty can be life in prison. If you or a loved one has been charged with drug manufacturing in Oklahoma, contact a knowledgeable drug defense lawyer today.

 

Choose an Experienced Criminal Drug Defense Attorney 

When it comes to defending against serious criminal charges such as drug possession, distribution, trafficking or manufacture, experience matters. Tracy performs due diligence for every client, fighting for dismissal of charges when that’s an option and working to lower the charges in other situations. He works tirelessly on each client’s case to assert available legal defenses and to advocate for his clients’ rights.

With decades of experience and a deep knowledge of the Oklahoma criminal justice system, Tracy is dedicated to fighting for his clients’ best interests. Simply put, when hiring Tracy, you can be confident your case is in capable hands.

Contact Us Today 

Choose Tracy Tiernan – Attorney at Law, an experienced drug crime attorney who is committed to helping you fight the charges.

To learn more about how Tracy works with clients, schedule a free case review online or call 918-587-7377 today.