Drug Possession Attorney Los Angeles
If you or a loved one has been charged with drug possession in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should contact experienced Drug Possession Attorney Los Angeles at The H Law Group. Our drug possession lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for you. You should not take drug possession charges lightly because, if convicted, an individual faces up to twelve (12) months in county jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. So, if you’ve been charged with drug possession, you should immediately contact a drug possession lawyer at The H Law Group to begin preparing a suitable defense strategy. We defend clients throughout the State of California, so wherever you are in California, The H Law Group has you covered.
What Are Drug Possession Charges?
Drug possession charges are typically brought against an individual who was found with a controlled substance or drugs without a valid prescription. Drug possession charges are present in the California Health and Safety Code Sections 11350 through 11356. The prosecution has the ability to bring misdemeanor or felony drug charges against an individual. That said, if a law enforcement agent catches you with a large quantity of drugs or controlled substances, the prosecution may bring drug possession with intent to sell charges. If you’ve been charged with drug possession in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, you should contact an experienced drug crime lawyer at The H Law Group. Our drug possession lawyers will do all that they can to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Here is a list of controlled substance and drugs that the prosecution can use as the basis of its drug possession case against an individual:
- Meth (methamphetamine)
- Many, many more
These substances are listed by name as controlled substances for which the government can prosecute an individual. So, if you had any of them without a valid prescription at the time of your arrest, you should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney to represent you.
Drug Possession Penalties
If the prosecution successfully convicts an individual of misdemeanor drug possession, an individual faces up to one year in county jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. That said, if the defendant had a large quantity of drugs at the time of the arrest, the prosecution might bring drug possession with intent to sell charges. Whether drug possession with intent to sell charges are brought against an individual depends on the quantity of drugs found with the individual, the bigger the quantity, the more likely intent to sell drug charges are brought against the defendant. The prosecution will also look at whether drug sales items, such as a scale, plastic bags, and small denomination bills were in the defendant’s possession. If they are, these are indicators that the defendant had drugs, not for personal use, but possessed them with intent to sell them.
Drug Possession Defenses
If you’ve been charged with or arrested for drug possession in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, your attorney has a number of defenses that he can make to defend you. Here are some of the available defenses. Note: this is not an exhaustive list of all defenses.
- You did not have drugs in your possession
- You had a prescription for the drugs found in your possession
- You did not know you had drugs in your possession
- You did not know that the substances you had were drugs
- The police officer found the drugs as a result of an illegal search or seizure
To know all of the defenses that apply to your case, you should contact a Los Angeles Drug Possession Attorney at The H Law Group to represent you and fight for you. Our attorneys have defended countless individuals charged with drug possession and other drug-related crimes. So, schedule your free consultation today.
Drug Possession – Drug Diversion Program
If you’ve been charged with drug possession, you should ask your attorney of whether you can enter into a drug diversion program. Courts allow most first-time drug offenders to complete a drug education program instead of being sent to jail. Upon successful completion of the program, the charges against an individual are dismissed, so that no drug crime convictions show up on his record. That said, if an individual chooses to complete a drug diversion program, but does not complete it, the individual will be found guilty, and the prosecution is likely to seek the harshest penalties.
Contacting an Experienced Los Angeles Drug Possession Attorney
Again, if you’ve been charged with drug possession, you should hire an experienced Los Angeles Drug Possession Attorney to fight for you. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible results for their clients. They have represented countless individuals charged with a variety of different drug crimes, including drug possession or the possession of drugs. So, if you’ve been arrested for drug possession, schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at (213) 370-0404.