Drug Charges


There are three main drug-related charges in Oregon: possession, distribution and manufacturing. If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Oregon, it is extremely important to contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Drug crimes in Oregon are prosecuted aggressively, and there are several ways your sentence could be “enhanced,” allowing the state to add significant time to your sentence.


Owens & McBreen, P.C. defends patients, caregivers, and growers in the Oregon Medical Marijuana program. If you are an OMMP cardholder, you have rights that non-cardholders don’t have. Not only can you successfully defend most marijuana-related charges, but you may be entitled to have your property returned to you.

Our firm also represents other individuals charged with marijuana-related offenses, and whether it is a $650 citation for possession of less than an ounce, or a charge for manufacturing or distributing large quantities of marijuana, our firm has the knowledge and experience to fight your case.

Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin, Methamphetamine, LSD, Rx, and all other controlled substances

Possessing any of the drugs listed above results in a felony charge in Oregon, and the punishments get more severe for those facing distributing or manufacturing charges. If you have been charged with a drug related offense, we can help. Drug cases are very fact specific, and many are won because the officer (or officers) conducted an illegal search or arrest.

Any drug-related conviction has several “hidden” consequences that go far beyond the usual penalties of jail and probation. Drug convictions can affect your ability to get a job, secure student loans, obtain permits or certifications, and get security clearances. Our firm provides an aggressive and thoughtful approach to defending drug cases, and we understand how important planning your defense will be.

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Please contact us by filling out the form on this website, or calling 503-384-2420 to set up an appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend and evening appointments are available by appointment. We provide free consultations for many cases, so please contact us to see if your case qualifies. We also handle most employment matters on a contingency basis, meaning you pay us no fees until and unless we obtain relief on your behalf. All credit cards are accepted and we are willing to set up payment plans for our qualified clients.