Glendale Drug Possession Defense Attorney
Defense for Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes
Drug crimes are fiercely prosecuted in the state of California. Simple possession of certain drugs could constitute a felony crime, especially if you have a prior record and the judge is not lenient. Drug possession is one of the "lesser" drug crimes, although if you are found in possession of a large quantity of the substance in question or if you are found with drug paraphernalia, it may be charged as possession with the intent to sell. Especially in areas such as Glendale, law enforcement officers are very strict about crimes such as drug possession and driving under the influence (DUI). If you have been charged with drug possession, your rights are at stake. A Glendale criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen may be able to keep you out of jail.
Drug Crimes Defense in Glendale
The seriousness of the charge correlates with the particular drug in question. Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, for example, is now decriminalized in the state of California. Possession of less than an ounce of heroin, however, could potentially put you in state prison for 2 to 4 years. Drug trafficking, a federal offense, may be charged if there were large quantities in your possession. Drug trafficking can be a capital crime, depending on the exact circumstances of the case.
As with all cases, it is immensely important that you retain professional legal representation to defend your case. Even if you think that the case is open and shut and you are planning on pleading guilty, your drug possession defense attorney could negotiate a better plea bargain or get your case thrown out because of a rights violation. Simply put, there are a number of potential defenses in every case, and it is without contestation in your best interest to explore these options before going to court.
Contact a Glendale Drug Possession Lawyer to learn more about your rights and how we can help defend your case.