Your Utah Drug Crimes Defense Attorney


Utah does not treat drug crimes lightly.  The most serious drug crimes in Utah carry the possibility of a life sentence in prison.  Even comparatively minor cases can wreak havoc on one's personal and professional life and freedom, involving loss of employment, probation restrictions, and potential loss of one's Utah driver license. In addition, some drug crimes may be charged under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, and defendants may face penalties in both Utah and federal court. 

J. Peterson Law, PLLC is sensitive to the many issues surrounding Utah drug charges and to the need for an intelligent, incisive defense in order to protect clients' freedom and futures. For years, attorney Jessica Peterson exclusively defended felony drug charges. She has handled thousands of charges and knows that the key to winning a drug case is to begin fighting from the start. 

Many drug cases arise because of unlawful police practices and Jessica will work to expose these unlawful actions. Attorney Jessica Peterson is familiar with how local police agencies typically process a drug charge and can fight for you to get your case dismissed if the police violated your 4th Amendment right against illegal searches and seizures. 

J. Peterson Law, PLLC has experience in fighting charges involving marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs and more, Jessica Peterson represents clients charged with a variety of Utah and federal drug crimes, including:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Distribution of a controlled substance
  • Manufacture, production or cultivation of a controlled substance
  • Drug paraphernalia crimes
  • Drug trafficking
  • Clandestine drug labs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Enhancement of drug possession charges

As a former Salt Lake Public Defender, attorney Jessica Peterson has defended thousands of clients on a wide range of charges, including drug crimes. She is familiar with Utah criminal and drug courts and federal drug charges, and aggressively pursues the best approach for her clients' defense. J. Peterson Law, PLLC serves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, including Tooele, Provo, Heber City, and Park City. Contact our office at 435-339-9395 or via our online contact form.

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