Arrested and Charged with a Drug Related Crime?
Drug crimes are some of the most common types of criminal charges individuals face in the Los Angeles area. There are a large variety of types of drug crimes, some of which are felony offenses and some are misdemeanors. However, California law is set up to increase penalties for repeat offenders, and if you have a prior criminal record, the penalties can be devastating in drug convictions.
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with any such crime, it is crucial that you get legal representation from a passionate attorney immediately. With a thorough review of your situation, a criminal defense lawyer from the California Justice Law Group can advise you of the strategy to employ to fight your charges.
Types of Criminal Offenses
The types of drug crimes that the firm can defend include the following charges:
Possession & Possession w/ intent
Sales & Trafficking
Prop 215 - Medical Marijuana
Cultivation of Marijuana
Prop 36 / Diversion Issues
DUI & DWI - Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
These cases are unique and individual and each one takes a thorough review and detailed strategy when one hopes to successfully defend the case. Some cases can be fought prior to trial with legal filings that result in the charges being dropped, depending upon the circumstances. In other cases, diversion programs can be substituted for jail or prison time. Other cases may have the charges reduced or sentence suspended. Depending upon the severity of the offense, the amount of the drug found by law enforcement, and the prior criminal record of the accused all come into play in the defense of drug-related charges in Los Angeles.
California law is very strict with certain types of drug offenses, especially certain drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and some other highly addictive illegal substances. When one has been arrested with even a small amount of these drugs, it is likely that you will be charged with a felony drug offense. The legal team at the California Justice Law Group is very familiar with defending all types of drug charges and takes an aggressive approach to fighting the case. Any possibility to challenge the evidence against you will be found, and errors in police procedures can open the door to successful court challenges.
Experienced Drug Crimes Defense
It is critical that you do not answer questions from law enforcement or investigators without first enlisting the assistance of one of the criminal defense attorneys from the firm. You may feel that it will help your case to chat up the police officers involved: wrong! These are not your friends, and every comment you make can and will be used against you later.
If you are under arrest for any drug offense, your first phone call should be to the California Justice Law Group and immediately get a skilled criminal defense lawyer working with you. You can avoid serious problems later by taking this step as quickly as possible after your arrest, and remember: do not speak to any police officer or investigator without getting legal representation.