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Drug-Related Offenses in Eugene Oregon

Have you been charged with a drug-related crime? Drug offenses in Oregon can range from small charges to extremely serious ones, and to prevent a potential drug charge from affecting your life, you need to hire a knowledgeable drug crime defense attorney. Oregon criminal defense lawyers will fight for you and walk you through every step of the legal process. Attorney Lindsay H. Fowler is an experienced trial and criminal defense lawyer who will work with you to create a defense strategy specific to your case and will advocate for you. Your best method to secure a favorable result in court depends on hiring the best criminal attorney possible. With criminal attorney Lindsay H. Fowler on your side, you can expect a tailor-made defense strategy and top-tier legal representation. She is very familiar with the Oregon court system and has been practicing law in the Eugene area since 2002, making her one of the most qualified Oregon criminal lawyers in the area. Her areas of practice are not limited to criminal defense however, they include:

  • Restraining Orders & Stalking Orders
  • Assault
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Vehicle Crimes
  • Theft – Robbery, Petty Theft, Shoplifting, Identity Theft, Forgery
  • Drugs & drug offenses
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Modifications of prior judgements 

To better understand drug potential charges made against you, you need a basic understanding of which controlled substances have the largest legal ramifications. Below are some of the various drug offenses and categories specific to Oregon. 

Schedule One, Two, & Three Controlled Substances in Oregon

Drugs categorized as Schedule One controlled substances have the highest penalties in Oregon and are seen as the most dangerous. Whereas other controlled substances have a lower likelihood for addiction and possess medical uses, Schedule One controlled substances have no medical or medicinal uses, as well as a higher probability of addition. Some of these controlled substances are: 

  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • Heroin 
  • Mescaline 
  • Peyote 

In the case of Peyote, it can be used legally when used for religious ceremonies, but only when deemed legal. Meanwhile, if you are caught with possession of a Schedule One controlled substance you could face up to 10 years in prison as a class B felony. During these instances, it is essential that you hire a professional Oregon criminal attorney who can present your case and fight on your behalf. 

The second category of controlled substances is Schedule Two controlled substances. Although these substances also possess a high risk for addiction, in the right context and with the right dosages, these controlled substances can have a medical use. Schedule Two controlled substances include: 

  • Cocaine 
  • Opium 
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines 
  • Methadone 

Possession of Schedule Two controlled substances is classified as a class C felony and can result in a $100,000 fine as well as up to five years in prison, depending on the amount of the substance. Looking for legal representation for the possession of a Schedule Two controlled substance? Accomplished trial lawyer and criminal law attorney Lindsay H. Fowler will work with you to create a strong means of legal defense. 

Finally, Schedule Three and Four controlled substances both possess less risk of addiction and dependency. Possession of a Schedule Three controlled substance is classified as a class A misdemeanor, while possession of a Schedule Four controlled substance is considered a class C misdemeanor. Examples of Schedule Three and Four controlled substances are: 

  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Ketamine
  • Testosterone
  • Clonazepam and other tranquilizers and sedatives

Though these last two categorize have the least severe legal ramifications, it is still advisable that you hire a Eugene, Oregon criminal defense attorney working with you. When you hire a Eugene criminal attorney you can rest assured that you will receive the best in terms of legal representation. Lindsay H. Fowler has been practicing law in Oregon since 2002 and is dedicated to providing you with the best criminal defense. 

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Possession or Use of a Controlled Substance

Should you be charged with the use or possession of a controlled substance, the consequences seem bleak. Most clients who are charged have the same fears:

“Will I go to jail?”

“Will this charge go on my record?”

“Can I afford legal representation?”

At the office of Lindsay H. Fowler, we understand your wants. Criminal attorney Lindsay H. Fowler and her legal team set realistic goals and secure a favorable outcome for you as a client. We know that avoiding jail time and a drug conviction is what all our clients are working to avoid and will work diligently to represent you in court well. Few people realize the importance of hiring an attorney early in the legal process. If you are late in choosing a criminal lawyer, you may run the risk of self-incriminating yourself. Giving a statement to the police, talking to people, or submitting to search and seizure before meeting with an attorney, all can make the legal process more difficult. If you have questions regarding legal representation, call or email our office to set up a consultation and discuss fees. We offer free consultations for criminal cases and are willing to work with you. 

Marijuana Use – Basic Parameters in Eugene, Oregon

The state of Oregon has legalized the use of marijuana, but just because it has been legalized does not mean that there are no parameters in terms of use and abuse. The legal age for marijuana use is 21, and it can be bought for recreational and medical uses at particular dispensaries. You do need proof of identification to purchase, and you do not need to be a resident of Oregon to purchase marijuana within the state but taking marijuana outside or across state borders is considered to be a chargeable offense. Additionally, in your home, you can have up to eight ounces of marijuana, but in public, you can carry no more than one ounce at a time.

Though recreational use of marijuana is legal in Oregon, most laws concerning cannabis are relatively new. If you are confused by the ever-changing status of cannabis law, be sure to turn to the legal offices of Lindsay H. Fowler. We have the most recent information regarding Oregon state law and can help create a strong defense strategy if need be. 

Contact A Qualified Eugene Criminal Attorney

When it comes to drug charges, there are many areas for confusion and if you wait in hiring a criminal defense attorney, it may be too late. Attorney Lindsay H. Fowler and her team are sharp, experienced, and will fight on your behalf. If you have any questions or confusion relating to potential drug charges, please contact our office. We can set up a consultation regarding your situation and begin to construct a line of defense. 


Looking for a criminal law attorney in Eugene Oregon? Being arrested and accused of a crime is a very stressful time. Choosing to hire an experienced Oregon criminal law attorney helps alleviate some of the stress and provide peace of mind. Lindsay H. Fowler works with you to explain your legal rights and prepare a defense with your best outcome in mind.

Ms. Fowler has extensive experience handling Measure 11 defenses, including attempted murder and sex offenses, theft and robbery, shoplifting, hit and run, DUII (both alcohol and drug, and breath test refusal and diversion), driving while suspended, domestic assault, federal offenses, and juvenile offenses.

If you want to fight, don’t settle for a settlement firm, hire an experienced trial lawyer that will fight for your rights. 

To say Lindsay Fowler is spectacular would be an understatement. She is a pit bull – once she gets her teeth sunk in she doesn’t let go. I had a tough case, and she won it for me.

-Jess B

Ms Fowler was exceptional, caring and professional during a difficult divorce proceeding. I would not have made it through without her and her incredible support staff.

-Allison G

This law office is amazing, Miss Fowler is the best at what she does, I would recommend this legal office to anyone! If you need help go here! And the receptionist is just wonderful!

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Lindsey Fowler was my divorce attorney through the worst time of my life. She gave me honest advice and excellent feedback. Her staff is top-notch as well. Everyone always returned phone calls, emails, and answered my questions. I cannot give her enough stars!

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Will be eternally grateful to this law firm for helping my elderly father through a very difficult time in his life. After a string of traumatic events, (and a near death experience), my father now finds himself in a difficult separation with his estranged wife. Nothing has been easy with this separation and both Lindsay and Kim have been incredibly supportive and empathetic to his situation. Can’t thank them enough for their patience and professionalism with this difficult case.

-Abra W

Lindsay Fowler handled my divorce and protected the well being of myself for years to come. I am ever so grateful to her for her insight down the road for me in my settlement. She had my best interest at heart. Ms. Fowler thought of everything in an extremely stressful and difficult time for me. Thank you Ms. Fowler!!! If there were 10 stars, I would give her a 10 star rating!! A person just comes out ahead with Ms. Fowler as their attorney!

-Patti L.

My attorney Lindsay was wonderful, she was on time, always returned my calls/email. She was to the point and explained things so I can understand the legal language. I felt like she had my back when no one did. She and her legal secretary made it as easy as possible given the situation.

-Barney W.

Ms. Fowler has helped me with child custody issues. Navigating the court process with her felt like a partnership. She really cared about getting a positive outcome for me and my family and she absolutely delivered. I would definitely seek her services in the future if I need a competent attorney.

-Dylan M.

Smart, thoughtful, attentive, kind, and professional. Lindsey Fowler and her team guided us through a very stressful, emotional legal matter with integrity, awareness and discussions of all possible outcomes as well as the pros and cons of choices we needed to make. It was a bit scary to trust our family’s future and follow advice that was unfamiliar, even when it was a good choice. I am grateful for the superb work for us, as well as the continued support if we have questions.
I highly recommend Lindsey Fowler and this whole team to anyone needing a strong legal representative and caring advocate in their corner.

-Ashanti L.

If I could give more stars. I would. Lindsay became my attorney in the worst part of my life. With the charges I was facing my sentencing could have been far worse. But she helped me have the opportunity to have my charges reduced in 3 years if I complied with the courts requirements. And I did just that. 2 1/2 years later, I contacted Lindsay through her amazing assistant Kim to see if we could get the charges reduced 6 months early. And we did it. I couldn’t believe it. The hard work, effort and compassion that these women showed me is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. I am forever grateful. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to be on my side.

-Toni D.

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