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
- Transportation of Drugs
- Manufacturing of Drugs
- 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.