Portland Drug Crime Lawyers

Law enforcement devotes great resources to drug crimes, and the consequences of a conviction are harsh. Whether charged with simple possession or drug trafficking, you need skilled representation to minimize the criminal penalties and collateral impact.

The attorneys of Levine & McHenry LLC have extensive experience in drug crime defense. We have had notable results at the various stages of drug prosecutions, from pretrial motions and plea negotiations to trial advocacy and post-conviction remedies.

Experienced Defense For State And Federal Drug Charges

Our Portland drug crime attorneys handle drug cases in both state and federal courts of Oregon. We represent clients in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Marion counties, and statewide, on the full spectrum of drug-related offenses:

  • Meth, cocaine or heroin — possession, distribution
  • Marijuana — misdemeanor or felony quantities
  • Medical marijuana — violations by providers and growers
  • Prescription drugs — possession, sale, theft, fraudulent prescription
  • Asset forfeitures — seizure of homes, cars, money connected to trafficking
  • Money laundering or criminal conspiracy

Challenging The Government's Case

Our criminal defense attorneys, partners Michael Levine and Matthew McHenry, have decades of combined experience confronting drug charges. Mr. Levine served more than 20 years as a federal public defender, and Mr. McHenry is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney who has likewise dedicated his career to defending the accused. Their ability to apply the law and challenge the prosecution's facts enables them to consistently achieve favorable outcomes both in and out of court.

We exploit opportunities to suppress evidence or dismiss charges, such as Fourth Amendment violations. For first-time and low-level offenses, we explore plea deals, Drug Court and other avenues to avoid jail and a criminal record. And we prepare from the start for the possibility of defending clients at trial.

Our familiarity with state and federal sentencing guidelines can make a major difference in the event of a conviction or plea. Mr. Levine is the author of 171 Easy Mitigating Factors, a reference for sentence departures widely used by other defense attorneys. Our lawyers also have a solid record in appeals and post-conviction relief.

We tailor your defense to your unique situation, and we keep you involved and informed during the whole process. Arrange a free consultation with our Portland drug crime attorneys.