Providing an aggressive defense against drug charges
Society divides drugs into two categories: medicinal and recreational. Most all medicinal drugs are legal and most all recreational drugs are illegal. However, there are a number of exceptions on both sides. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we will identify legal defenses to your drug charges. Our goal is to obtain a dismissal, a reduction of your charges or an acquittal of your case.
How California categorizes drug charges
Like most other states, California has established strict criminal laws designed to punish alleged drug offenders. These laws criminalize every step in the “drug trade,” including:
- Manufacturing — Manufacturing includes planting and cultivating marijuana, even for personal or medicinal use; running a meth lab or similar facility; and even possessing the chemical components needed to manufacture a drug.
- Transportation — This includes everything from walking across the street to driving to the state line. Almost any form of movement related to illegal drugs is considered trafficking.
- Possession — Possession can be established by the government prosecutor through actual or constructive means. You may be charged with simple possession or possession with the intent to sell.
- DUI — This is an example of a legal drug used in an illegal fashion, as most all DUI cases involve alcohol. It is important to note that prescription drugs used improperly can qualify as a drug crime. In the case of a DUI prosecution, prescription drugs may be used to convict you of driving under the influence of drugs.
Solid defense against drug charges
Our experienced lawyers will examine all the facts and circumstances. We will evaluate the case and find any applicable defenses. Our firm thoroughly investigates the circumstances surrounding your arrest to determine whether law enforcement violated the law. Defenses include unlawful search and seizure, unlawful/improper police conduct, and evidence tampering.