Utah prosecutors and police take drug possession very seriously, and severe penalties are possible if you are convicted of drug charges. The possession of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamines is a felony in Utah and is punishable with hefty fines, a driver’s license suspension for a minimum of six months, and possible prison time.
Given the serious penalties you may face if convicted of drug possession, it makes sense to hire an experienced attorney who has tried over 100 criminal jury trials. Clayton Simms is a highly regarded defense attorney who was recognized by his peers in Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine as one of the top criminal attorneys in Utah . Mr. Simms knows what goes into investigating and trying drug possession cases.
The law firm of Clayton Simms, has the background to handle state and federal drug charges, including charges of felony drug possession and the possession of drug paraphernalia. We have also represented clients charged with the possession of prescription drugs and clients involved with other drug crimes, including large-scale distribution, manufacturing and cultivation in Federal and Utah state courts.
Illegal Searches and Seizures
In any drug investigation, a common mistake made by law enforcement agencies is the violation of a suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from illegal searches and seizures. These rights require police to get a search warrant when necessary and prohibit them from conducting a traffic stop or vehicle search without probable cause. Attorney Clayton Simms will defend you and your Fourth Amendment rights by investigating whether an arrest and investigation were conducted properly.
Clayton Simms is one of only four attorneys in the state of Utah who are Fellows in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Contact the law firm of Clayton Simms at 801-359-0404 today to get the representation that you deserve. Drug charges are serious and can impact the rest of your life. Do not say anything to law enforcement without getting experienced advice and counsel from an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney.