Los Angeles Drug Possession Attorney
Criminal Lawyer for Any Type of Drug Possession Arrest
The laws involving possession of drugs have been changing regularly over the years and there are various aspects to the possession laws. For simple possession of marijuana for personal use (under an ounce, or 28.5 grams) you are facing a misdemeanor punishable by up to $100 fine. For amounts over 28.5 grams the penalties are increased to up to 6 months imprisonment and up to $500 in fines or both.
However, if you are in possession of a controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, meth, ecstasy and prescription painkillers that one does not have a prescription for, then you are facing felony charges punishable up to 3 years imprisonment. As long as the possession wasn't sufficient for possession with intent to sell, then you might be eligible for a treatment program in place of prison. If you are arrested for drug possession, seek legal advice from a qualified Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who can review your case and determine the best avenues for your situation.
Fight your Drug Offense Charges!
As with any crime, there are circumstances and defenses that should be investigated to determine if the police did their investigation correctly regarding the evidence and whether or not the charges are in-line with the actual situation. A qualified and skilled criminal defense lawyer with Cron, Israel & Stark will meet with you regarding the circumstances surrounding the charges. From there a strategy will be developed and implemented that will help to get the charges dropped or reduced if possible and a solid defense based on the facts will be employed to get you the most favorable results achievable.
Drug possession charges should be taken seriously as they can have an adverse affect on your life. Not only can you go to jail, but this may result in the loss of your livelihood, higher insurance rates and impact you and your family financially. At Cron, Israels & Stark, we are dedicated to assisting you through this difficult time by providing you with personalized service throughout the course of your case. If you have been arrested for possession of drugs, take effective action and contact a lawyer from our firm for a free consultation and assessment of your case.
Related Drug Possession Crime Stories in the News:
Orange County Register - "Ex-Deputy Charged with Obtaining Prescription Pills Using False Information"
In Santa Ana, California, a former deputy sheriff already facing drug charges, including DUI, has been charged with additional felony counts for obtaining prescription pills by providing false information. He went to eight different doctors to obtain prescription drugs Opana and Oxycodone by giving the doctors false stories in order to illegally obtain the drugs.