The Crowley Law Firm

will pursue justice for defendants facing high stakes, felony charges of drug possession, distribution, manufacturing of controlled substances, or marijuana growing operations. A felony conviction can result in extreme, life altering consequences. Call our aggressive defense firm today!

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Regardless of the allegations and evidence against you, you are entitled to the benefit of legal counsel.

Call 206-624-7500 or 509-469-7500 for criminal defense representation. We offer a free consultation.

Drug Charges

Our drug crimes lawyers have the experience and legal resources to confront the allegations against you. Regardless of the overwhelming evidence that authorities claim to have – even if you have given them a confession – do not give up hope. A well devised and aggressively presented defense can yield beneficial results, which can spare you a lifetime’s worth of unfavorable background checks and difficulties securing employment. We believe that everyone deserves a defense team that is as focused and tenacious as the prosecutors they are facing.

The drug crimes lawyers of our firm have assisted clients facing the following charges:

  • Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances (i.e., powder cocaine, crack cocaine, opium, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, barbiturates and hallucinogens such as LSD, peyote, mescaline, psilocybin mushrooms, PCP, THC, MDA and STP)
  • Distribution of controlled substances
  • Delivery or transport of controlled substances
  • Grow operations of marijuana
  • Manufacturing operations of methamphetamine
  • Firearms violations
  • Money laundering
  • One of our drug crimes lawyers can review, in detail, the full range of charges and sentencing structures associated with drug related offenses.

Our drug crimes lawyers have successfully represented clients in both the state and federal courts utilizing some of the following theories of criminal defense:

  • Insufficient Evidence – This defense is used when there is little to no evidence, beyond circumstantial, to support the allegations of the crime(s) in question.
  • Duress – This argument is utilized when the defendant facing charges felt threatened or bullied into committing or participating in the criminal activity.
  • Entrapment – This defense can be implemented by drug crimes lawyers when federal or local law enforcement officials have used tactical measures to manipulate, coerce or convince targeted individuals to commit crimes, which are typically of a specific variety (i.e., buy or sell drugs from an undercover officer, offer to procure drugs and accept money to do so, etc.).
  • Absence of Intent to Commit a Crime is a defense that is utilized when the overwhelming circumstances of an event provide an illusion that a crime was committed, but, lacking intent, is actually the outcome of a series of sequential occurrences that, when misinterpreted, provide the appearance of wrongdoing.
  • Insanity – This is a viable defense only when verifiable instances of insanity can be evidenced and proven.

A conviction on felony drug charges can lead to a lifetime’s worth of complications. Minimum sentencing for individuals caught possessing crack cocaine, for instance, can result in a 5 year stint in prison and up to $250,000.00 in fines. A conviction based upon felony drug charges will result in life altering repercussions. We may be able to help you avoid such disastrous outcomes! Call our firm today!

Explanation of Drug Charges and Sentences

A drug defense lawyer can help you confront the charges being leveled against you. Whether you have been charged with a drug crime by the state or a federal agency, we can help you understand your rights and offer a workable defense. Felony drug charges can have long term affects upon your criminal record. Don’t risk your future. Call us today.

If you need a drug defense lawyer for possession, delivery or distribution of controlled substance charges, call our firm. We can discuss the details of your case during a free consultation.

Crystal meth, heroin and marijuana are some of the more prevalent illicit drugs found in Washington State. Of course, crack, cocaine, ecstasy and other club drugs are also quite popular among addicts and recreational users. However, meth, Mexican “black tar” (a form of heroin) and pot seem to be the most widely available and abused.

Not all drug charges are handled the same way:


Getting caught with an amount of marijuana that is 40 grams (1.41 ounces) or less is considered a misdemeanor possession charge if the marijuana was not intended for distribution or sale. Possession of any other illicit drug will automatically result in a Class C Felony charge, regardless of how meager or insubstantial the quantity of the drug may have been. Call a drug crimes lawyer to see how the laws affect your case.

Washington, as well as the District of Columbia and 15 other states, has legalized the use of medical marijuana. Amended cannabis regulations accommodate the growing numbers of patients permitted to use marijuana as a part of their medical treatment plans. They can:

  • Grow up to 15 plants for personal use
  • Keep a 60-day supply on-hand, which must be no greater than 24 ounces

If you have been cleared for use of medical marijuana and need a drug defense lawyer to help you present your affirmative defense before the courts, give us a call. We have helped countless clients facing similar charges, and we may be able to help you, too. It is important to note that while Washington authorizes marijuana for medicinal purposes, it has not legalized the drug completely.


Contact a drug defense lawyer from our firm if you have been charged and arrested for possession, delivery or distribution of any other illicit substance. You can face Class C Felony charges, which can yield up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

Call a drug defense lawyer in cases involving possession with intent to deliver or distribute, because the sentencing structure is much more extreme. If you are caught in possession with intent to sell amphetamine or methamphetamine (crystal meth), you will face:

  • A Class B Felony charge
  • Up to 10 years in prison


The drug laws of Washington State can be very complex and confusing. Do not guess your way through the system. Get in touch with a defense attorney, who can help you understand your rights and defend you before the courts.

Why Choose The Crowley Law Firm

Seattle Drug Possession Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a street-level drug crime such as drug possession, you need an experienced and aggressive defense lawyer who will fight to keep your record clean and help you stay out of jail. At The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC, attorney John Crowley has the experience, knowledge and determination required to do the job. In addition, he is supported by a staff that includes paralegals, receptionists and legal researchers. However, he answers his own phone, providing clients with personal service and one-on-one interaction.

Serious Penalties Demand an Aggressive Defense

Mr. Crowley defends clients against any type of street-level drug crime charge, including drug distribution, drug manufacturing and drug possession. Even if relatively small quantities of a drug are involved, individuals can still face significant jail or prison time. Because the consequences are so serious, people charged with this type of drug crime must have a defense lawyer who knows how to win. Mr. Crowley has a distinguished record of accomplishment that includes an aggressive motion practice and notable trial strategies.

Experienced, Thorough and Aggressive

In his 20 years practicing criminal law, Mr. Crowley has developed a keen awareness of the tactics used by prosecutors in street-level drug cases. He fights hard for clients and prepares thoroughly for each case, even cases that he suspects will never go to trial. This approach means that he is ready if a trial should occur; it also encourages the state to settle many cases to avoid lengthy trials that the prosecution might lose. Either way, the client wins.

Contact a Seattle Drug Defense Attorney

People facing street-level drug charges know that John Crowley will do everything possible to get a good outcome. Call The Crowley Law Firm at 206.625.7500. The firm serves clients throughout King County and all of Washington State.