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Providing Powerful Legal Defense To Those Facing Drug Charges

Drug charges can change a person’s life forever, between prison time, fines, a criminal record, and the potential loss of liberties. At Gean, Gean & Gean, our attorneys strive to defend people in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma from the penalties associated with drug crimes so they may retain their freedom and bright futures.

The Penalties For Drug Charges In Arkansas

The penalties for drug crimes vary depending on the substance involved. Here’s what the drug schedule looks like in Arkansas:

  • Schedule I: Heroin, cocaine, LSD, MDMA, psilocybin and mescaline
  • Schedule II: Oxycodone, fentanyl, meth, codeine and morphine
  • Schedule III: Ketamine and anabolic steroids
  • Schedule IV: Barbital, diazepam and tramadol
  • Schedule V: Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and cough medicines containing codeine
  • Schedule VI: Marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids and salvia

Here’s how Arkansas classifies drug possession charges:

  • Schedules I or II: Class D to Class B felony
  • Schedule III: Class B felony to Class A misdemeanor
  • Schedules IV or V: Class D to Class B felony
  • Schedule VI: Class A felony to Class A misdemeanor

The specific classification and penalties vary depending on the substance involved, the amount, and whether the accused has any prior convictions.

Here’s a look at potential prison sentences for drug charges in Arkansas:

  • Class A felonies: Six to 30 years
  • Class B felonies: Five to 20 years
  • Class C felonies: Three to 10 years
  • Class D felonies: Maximum of six years
  • Class A misdemeanors: Maximum of one year

Along with time in prison, those convicted of drug charges could pay fines ranging from $2,500 to $15,000, depending on the severity of the offense.

The Drug Charges We Handle

If you’re facing drug charges in Western Arkansas or Eastern Oklahoma, the attorneys at Gean, Gean & Gean can help. We handle cases involving:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug trafficking

Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a serious felony, our attorneys are prepared to defend you from the penalties.

Why Work With Gean, Gean & Gean?

When you work with us, we look at every piece of evidence and create the best defense we can, no matter what evidence the prosecution has or doesn’t have. We’ve been around for a long time and are well-established in our area⁠ –⁠ we know the prosecutors, the courts, the judges, and how to best prepare your case against them.

Start The Fight For Freedom Today

If you’re facing drug charges, contact our firm right away. Call 479-222-1520 or message us online to schedule a free consultation.