Utah Drug Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with drug possession, you need a UT drug defense attorney who knows what they are doing.



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Utah Drug Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with drug possession, you need a drug defense attorney who knows what they are doing. The Canyons Law Group criminal defense team of attorneys Adam Elmore, Bradley Henderson, Andrew McAdams, and Stephen Howard have extensive experience defending drug charges, working with clients struggling with addiction, and working with Utah’s drug court systems.

Some of the consequences of a Utah drug possession conviction include:

    • Jail or prison time.
    • Loss of a driver’s license
    • Thousands of dollars in fines.
    • Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) involvement that could result in loss of parental rights.
    • A broad range of probation conditions and restrictions.

The Canyons Law Group criminal defense team has extensive experience dealing with Utah drug cases. With a track record of achieving real results for their clients, they’ve successfully defended cases from all sorts of charges, from “simple” misdemeanor possession of marijuana to more serious first-degree felony distribution charges. Contact us today to see schedule a consultation and see how we can help you.

Drug Crime Penalties

Charges that involve a drug classified as a Schedule I controlled substance (e.g., heroin, opium, LSD, or psilocybin mushrooms) or Schedule II controlled substance (e.g., methadone, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or other opiates)

Drug Crime Types

Controlled substances, drugs, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five categories or “schedules”. The classification depends on the drug’s acceptable medical use and the substance abuse or dependence potential.

Drug Crime Sentencing

The maximum penalties for drug-related convictions include the following. Though these are just maximums, there are several factors that could potentially increase the level of conviction. It’s important to know what you are up against, and the criminal defense team at Canyons Law will be there to guide you through the process.

Team-Driven Defense Strategy

The criminal defense team at Canyons Law Group include former prosecutors and seasoned defense attorneys who have defended or prosecuted the most serious crimes on the books in Utah. Aggravated felony charges including homicide, robbery, kidnapping, and more are among the many cases our attorneys have successfully defended. Our criminal attorneys also have extensive experience in the Utah district court and justice court systems and have also worked in federal and military courts.

Experience & Knowledge

Our criminal defense team has the experience, knowledge, and determination to handle the most serious charges you may face. But even lower-level criminal charges in Utah can have serious consequences. A single misdemeanor conviction can cause you to lose your job, lose your driver license, or lose your right to carry or use a firearm, A criminal conviction can make it more difficult to rent an apartment or obtain a mortgage loan. A criminal charge can affect your education and student financial aid. And the effects of conviction can last long after you may have completed probation or otherwise satisfied any obligations to the court.

Case Collaboration

When you hire a criminal defense attorney from the Canyons Law Group, you get more than just an attorney. You get the combined experience of our whole legal team. Our attorneys take pride in working closely with each client, taking the time to understand each client’s needs and goals for the case, and developing a strategy intended to achieve the best result possible for each client. We also employ a team approach, assigning attorneys who may have experience on a particular type of case or issue who can provide advice or assistance in specialized areas.We often collaborate with investigators and other professionals as needed to work toward the best result possible. 

No matter what kind of criminal charge you are facing and no matter what level the offense may be, it can be critical to have the best advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney before you talk to police, before you go to court, and before you make any decisions or take action on the case. The criminal defense team at the Canyons Law Group is here to help.

Contact Your Utah Criminal Defense Team

Each criminal defense case in Utah is unique, not just because the facts of each case may be different but also because each defense client has a unique set of circumstances, needs, and goals. We conduct a full legal analysis of your case and take the time needed to understand what you need from the case. We then work together with you and as a complete criminal defense team to create a strategy intended to best accomplish your goals.

Make sure that your rights are protected. Learn more about our criminal defense team online, or contact the Canyons Law Group today to see what the right criminal defense attorney and the right legal team can do for you.


My husband I have hired them for multiple issues and have been completely relieved by the choice to do so. Blum and Howard have both been spectacular! I highly recommend this firm. They are the only ones who actually fought to make life bearable for our family and got us through a major rough spot. Couldn't be more thankful!


I hired these folks for a 402 reduction... Needless to say, I was not upset. Bradley was incredibly informative and helpful through the entire process! Today my reduction was granted and it was the most euphoric feeling in my life. I owe a lot of the work and effort to myself but with Bradley's help I am no longer a felon. The retainer was very reasonable and the effort put forward was an amazing experience. Thank you Bradley and the team at Canyons law group!

Larry T.

Layton Location

942 S. Main St., Suite A
Layton, UT 84041


Salt Lake Location

560 South 300 East, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111