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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. 

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