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Salt Lake City Drug Crime Attorneys

Collins Rupp, P.C.

Trusted & Experienced Drug Charge Attorneys in Utah

Though drug crime charges can sound similar, the differences can generally be found in the amount and type of the drug in question. For example, "possession with intent to distribute" implies that the accused allegedly had a more substantial amount of the drug in his or her possession, suggesting that the drug was intended to be sold. Your charges will increase in severity if you had a large amount of a controlled substance near a school.

Types of Drug Offenses

Our team represents drug crimes of all kinds, including:

  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Manufacturing or cultivating
  • Trafficking
  • Selling to a minor
  • General possession
  • Dealing

At Collins Rupp, P.C., we know that when you are facing criminal charges, you need a legal team that is willing and able to fight for your best interests and protect your future. Our dedicated drug crime attorneys in Salt Lake City work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are never infringed upon. No matter how simple or complex your situation may be, we have the skill and experience necessary to address it deftly.

Request a consultation today with our Salt Lake City drug crime attorney by calling 385-777-2753.


Penalties for drug convictions will vary based on number of factors such as substance category, intent, prior convictions and more:

  • If this is your first or second conviction in possession of a controlled substance you could be facing misdemeanor charges with a possibility of up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fees.
  • For individuals facing their third or more drug related conviction, you could face felony charges punishable by up to five years in jail and up to $5,000 in fees. If you are found guilty of a second-degree felony, this increases your charges up to 15 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fees.

Utah Misdemeanor Vs. Felony Drug Crimes

Utah classifies general intoxication charges as misdemeanors; however, a driving-related drug or alcohol crime can shift the offense to a felony. Similarly, a drug crime involving a high volume of a controlled substance will also be reviewed as a felony case. In these situations, consult with our team to make sure you are adequately defended.

Q: Will I Go To Jail For Committing A Drug Crime In Utah?

A: Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be required to do jail time. If jail time is not required, there will be other consequences.

Q: Will I Lose My License If I Am Convicted Of A Drug Crime in Utah?

A: You may have your license suspended for up to 6 months, depending on the type of crime.

Q: How Do I Get My License Reinstated After A Drug Crime?

A: Reinstatement requirements may differ based on the crime, but a few reinstatement methods are: reapply for a UT driver’s license, complete a defensive driving course, provide proof of car insurance.

Every state has its own laws regarding alcohol and drug use, particularly when it comes to marijuana and public intoxication. Our team at Collins Rupp, P.C. is well-versed in the Utah laws governing intoxication and drug crimes. We have served our community for many years with intelligent advice and direction regarding alcohol crimes. We can help you move through and past your charges.

A felony conviction can deprive you of many freedoms and rights. Call our Salt Lake City drug crime defense attorneys at 385-777-2753.
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