Long Beach Drug Charges Defense Lawyers
Drug possession and distributing or trafficking charges are not unusual in Long Beach, however the criminal penalties those who are convicted may face are harsh, and often life-changing. At The Justice Firm, our top priority is to protect our clients from a conviction, and have charges dismissed when possible. There are various legal options that may help protect you from the damaging impact drug charges can have not only on your freedom, but your reputation and career as well. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for possession or distribution of prescription drugs or narcotic substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, we urge you to contact our Long Beach drug crime defense attorneys immediately.
Criminal drug laws in California are fairly confusing and complex for most people, and difficult to understand without the guidance of an experienced defense attorney. For instance, possessing even a very small amount of certain controlled substances may leave you facing felony charges. In recent years, possession charges involving prescription drugs such as oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, Klonopin, and other drugs prescribed for treatment of pain, anxiety, and other conditions have become far more common. No matter how minor or serious the situation may seem, it is vital to seek the legal guidance and support of a dedicated drug possession lawyer in Long Beach in order to reach good results.Can Drug Charges in Long Beach Be Beat?
In many cases, yes. It all depends on the charges, the facts of your case, evidence, and other factors. Police may violate your rights in the course of a drug arrest; for instance, an illegal search and seizure may be performed, or an operation set up to essentially "trap" a suspect, referred to as entrapment. In this situation, law enforcement may use tactics to cause you to do something you would not have done had they not enticed you or "lured" you to take the action they were trying to get you to take. Police are notorious for disregarding individuals' rights, and may even violate rights that are guaranteed under the Constitution.
When circumstances such as the above result in police collecting damaging evidence, a dedicated Long Beach drug crimes defense attorney will often make a motion to suppress the evidence. This may result with all charges against you being dismissed. We will thoroughly review your case in an effort to determine whether mistakes or errors were made by police which could be beneficial to the outcome of your case, and the best way to proceed.Drug Charges Lawyers in Long Beach
At The Justice Firm, we represent clients facing all types of drug charges from those that are relatively minor to the most serious. Some of the drug crimes we have successfully fought for our clients include:
- Cultivation, possession, or sale of marijuana
- Possession or manufacturing of heroin
- Sale of prescription drugs
- Unauthorized possession of prescription drugs
- Drug trafficking
- Possession for sale or distribution charges
- Smuggling or importing of illegal drugs
The criminal penalties for those convicted vary depending on the actual offense, the type and amount of drug involved, past criminal history, and other factors. In some cases, the defendant may be sentenced to probation rather than prison time; in others, the defendant may face years or even decades in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and more. The consequences of a conviction often go far beyond jail/prison time and fines, ruining lives, careers, and even relationships.Contact The Justice Firm Immediately
Drug crimes should be taken very seriously, as prosecutors are vigorous in their efforts to punish alleged offenders to the greatest extent possible. At The Justice Firm, our Long Beach criminal defense attorneys are committed to giving your case the personal attention you deserve, and exploring all of your legal options in order to mitigate the damage and reach positive results. We urge you to contact us immediately for a free evaluation of your case at (310)914-2444.