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What to Do When Charged With Drug Possession

What Counts as Drug Possession in California?

There are two types of drug possession crimes in California. Simple drug possession is when a controlled substance is found on your person. The second type of drug possession is possession with the intent to sell. Not only are you in possession of a controlled substance but you are accused of intending to engage in drug dealing.

What to Do When You've Been Charged with Drug Possession

If you have been charged with drug possession in California, whether it's simple possession or possession with intent to sell, the best thing you can do is seek help from a Los Angeles drug possession lawyer. An experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can help defend you before you see a judge and before additional charges are made. A drug crime attorney can defend your drug possession offense and protect your rights so that you do not face any unfair penalties.

Because a Los Angeles drug possession attorney is more experienced in the legal process of drug charges, they can increase your chances of getting a lighter sentence in a drug court. In addition, they may be able to see certain arguments that are not immediately obvious to them, which will give them a better chance in your drug possession case.

Talking to an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer experienced with drug crimes, is easy, and can sometimes be free if the attorney offers free consultations. You will learn more about your case and what you can do to increase your chances of walking away with a lighter charge. Even if you've been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia or possession of prescription drugs, a Los Angeles drug crime lawyer can help.

Consequences and Penalties of a Los Angeles Drug Possession Charge

In California, penalties for possession of illegal drugs depend on the type of drug found, the amount, and the purpose for which the drug is used. In California, when someone is charged with simple possession of drugs, the crime is considered a misdemeanor. Jail time can depend on a few factors, and some people may be allowed to petition for re-sentencing under certain conditions.

California decriminalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 or over. Adults can now purchase, possess, and consume up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, and possess up to 8 grams of concentrated marijuana in their homes. However, smoking marijuana while driving or driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Our Los Angeles Drug Crime Lawyers Are Ready to Help

When you've been arrested in Los Angeles or anywhere throughout California for a drug offense, you need a skilled and experienced drug crimes defense attorney on your side who will fight for your rights and freedom. At William Kroger Attorney at Law, we have a proven history of success defending clients against all types of drug charges, from simple possession to drug trafficking, and everything in between.

We understand the serious consequences that a drug conviction can have on your life, including a criminal record, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible defense. With our extensive legal knowledge, courtroom experience, and dedication to our clients, you can trust that we will do everything in our power to achieve a positive outcome in your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Los Angeles drug crimes defense attorneys and take the first step towards protecting your future. Contact us at 323-655-5700 or by using our online contact form.

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