Federal and State Drug Charges Can Ruin Your Life

Federal and State Drug Charges Can Ruin Your Life

Get the knowledgeable criminal defense attorney you deserve with Peters Associates in Bellevue, WA

Peters Associates, LLC is dedicated to defending people charged with the possession, sale or distribution of controlled substances. We practice in the state courts of Washington and Wyoming and in the federal district courts for Wyoming and the Western District of Washington. We represent people charged with everything from simple possession through complex multiple co-defendant conspiracy cases involving cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. We will represent you in court and fight aggressively for your rights.

While Washington has legalized the possession of small amounts of Marijuana for personal use, possession of more than 1 ounce (28 grams) is still a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. Possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana is a felony that can result in 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Possession of other controlled substances is a either a class B or C felony.


In a reversal from the prior administration, federal drug laws are being toughened. If charged today, expect the U.S. Attorney to file charges that reflect the most serious provable offense and sentencing factors to trigger mandatory minimums that can range from 5 to 20 years depending on the circumstances of your case. We will aggressively defend you in federal court and in negotiations with the U.S. Attorney, and will seek to obtain the best possible result for you. If you have been charged with a federal drug crime, whether a misdemeanor for simple possession on federal lands to being charged a co-conspirator in a complex drug conspiracy case, Peters Associates is there to provide you with the best defense available and honest and clear representation.

Make sure you have a capable drug charge lawyer by your side before your day in court. Contact Peters Associates to schedule a free consultation.

When charged with a drug offense, you need quality legal representation

It’s critical when you are facing drug charges to have a knowledgeable attorney by your sides. Peters Associates is ready to represent you in state and federal court when you are charged with:

  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Sale of a Controlled Substance

Post-Conviction Relief

Peters Associates is well versed in appellate issues in federal court in Washington and Wyoming and has been involved in seeking executive clemency from the President of the United States for clients who were previously convicted of drug offenses. As part of the Clemency Project, the lawyers at Peters Associates, LLC, worked diligently on multiple successful petitions for clemency.

In addition to drafting over petitions for clemency, Thomas Peters was chosen to serve on a screening committee to review petitions submitted by other attorneys for the Clemency Project. Peters Associates is ready to represent you on appeal if you have been convicted of a drug offense or to draft a petition for clemency from the President of the United States.