Proven Defense for Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Offenses
Drug crimes make up a large percentage of the cases filed by both state and federal prosecutors. They can carry short sentences if only a small amount of marijuana is involved, but they can carry very lengthy sentences if a large amount of drugs is involved or if sales is involved. Additionally, if the client is caught bringing drugs over the border, the case usually becomes federal and many of these cases result in a “mandatory minimum” of at least five years in prison. Whether you are charged with a small or large portion of drugs, you should call an experienced attorney from the Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC. We have a remarkable record of success in defending those accused of all types of drug crimes.
Make Sure Your Rights are Protected
Law-enforcement officers have strict rules and regulations to follow about search and seizures. Do you know if your rights were violated? The prosecutor and police will never tell you if your rights were violated. An experienced drug crime attorney can tell you and identify whether a violation occurred or not. Our criminal defense attorneys in San Diego at The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms have acquired positive results for clients charged with all sorts of drug crimes. Contact us now for a FREE case review or call us at 619-234-2300.
Drug Crimes Penalties in California
If you have been charged with drug possession or intent to sell, the penalty that accompanies conviction could include a significant amount of time in jail or even prison. The act of growing, processing, or possessing the plants or other elements used in the drug making process is defined by the law as drug cultivation. Marijuana is the main drug that is included in drug cultivation charges and you may receive severe penalty for its possession as well.
If you have been caught manufacturing drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, or crack, you are facing several years in prison. The Legislature has mandated several penalties for the manufacturing of drugs in California. Authorities may charge you with a felony drug manufacturing offense that depends on the amount and type of drug found or being manufactured. Drug trafficking is also considered a felony offense and is particularly linked to sales of controlled substances, ecstasy or other drug distribution.
Sometimes many people are unaware of the severe penalties that accompany a prescription drug offense. With the help of an experienced drug crime attorney, you may be able to avoid jail or prison if caught with illegal prescription medication, charged with “doctor-shopping” to get too much of a prescribed narcotic, or if you commit other crimes (like DUI or assault) while taking too much prescribed medication. Whether you are a first-time drug offender or a repeat drug offender, our team is always ready to the help you in achieving best possible results in your case.
Get the Strong Defense You Need Our legal team at The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms is passionate about protecting rights of a client and receiving assets back. If you or your closed ones have been charged with one or more drug crimes, contact our top criminal defense attorney in California to discuss your case and get ready for defense.