Top Drug and Narcotics Criminal Defense Lawyers

Prosecutors representing the State of California continue to prosecute drug cases and impose life-long jail sentences at a very high rate.

Penalties for Drug Crimes are serious!

They may include jail/prison time, a fine, seizure of assets (including vehicles), loss of a driver’s license, and being required to register as a narcotics offender. Because the potential penalties are so serious, it is critical to obtain a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Drug Cases – Narcotics Cases:

  • Possession of Drugs
  • Possession of Drugs for Sale
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Distribution
  • Cultivation
  • Transportation of Drugs
  • Manufacturing of Drugs

General Information

  • Important factor in determining the severity of the charge is the type & quantity of the illegal drugs involved and whether the drugs are for personal use or for sale.
  • A drug offense may be a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the quantity and type of drug found by law enforcement. Another very important factor is whether or not you have a prior criminal record. For obvious reasons, a prior criminal record could result in a more severe punishment than if the defendant had a clean or relatively minor record consisting of misdemeanors.
  • The Patriot Act has made it easier for law enforcement to search anyone they choose. It is imperative that you hire a law firm that understands how police obtain evidence and how to protect your Fourth Amendment rights.