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San Fernando Valley Possession of Drugs Lawyer


Society has began to take a different approach as it relate to the possesion and use of drugs. This is definitely true in California and throughout Los Angeles County. Instead of looking to lock people up for many years, the court system is actually listening to the voters and moving towards rehabilitation and programs that can help drug offenders get out of the vicious cycle drug use and possession can send them. With the court system of a mind to help rather than punish, this is where criminal defense attorneys can really start to help those clients charged with drug crimes get out of the criminal system and move on with a successful life.

The key thing that a defense attorney must do is to figure out what the best course of action is for their client, based on available programs and the person's past and present situation. Now more than ever courts and prosecutors are more amenable to do the right thing in drug cases. Whether they like it or not, they realize that the writing is on the wall and this is what the people of California want. Some prosecutors and judges have embraced the new mentality towards drug offenses, while others still continue to fight against it. Regardless, this has given the defense bar something to work with to help their clients in an important and lasting way.


No matter what the law says, there are circumstances where the prosecutors and judges in Los Angeles can seriously impact a person's life for the good or bad, depending on what mind set they have. The passage of the numerous propositions related to drugs has given the defense a chance to do some serious good in my opinion. There will always be people who try and manipulate the system and really do not want help, but there are also many people who need help and do not know how to get it. They just keep going back and forth to drugs an the life that surrounds drug use, in and out of custody and basically continue to destroy their lives and the lives of those people who love and care for them. I am here to tell you that now is the time to really get people help who need it and want it.

Possession of drugs is a crime that can be charged in state or federal court and our San Fernando Valley Attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable on both state court and federal court laws and procedures.

Federal and state drug possession laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, "club drugs," and heroin. These laws also criminalize the possession of "precursor" chemicals used in drug cultivation and manufacturing, as well as certain accessories related to drug use.

Drug possession laws differ according to drug type, amount, and geographic area of the offense. Possession of small quantities may be considered simple possession, while possession of large amounts may result in a charge of alleged possession with intent to distribute.

To be convicted of the crime of drug possession, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. The defendant possessed a controlled substance;

2. The defendant knew of its presence;

3. The defendant knew of the substance's nature or

character as a controlled substance;

4. The controlled substance was a controlled substance


5. The controlled substance was in a usable amount.

If you have been arrested and charged with a drug related offense in the San Fernando Valley, make the wise decision to hire our Van Nuys Attorneys who no only have a combined 75 years of experience but are also very well known and respected by the San Fernando Valley judges and prosecutors.

If you are facing possession of drugs charges, you can rest assure in our services.Contact our Lawyers in the San Fernando Valley and set up a free face to face consultation.

We will discuss your case further in detail and strategize an outstanding, persuasive, and aggressive defense on your behalf.

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The Hedding Law Firm

Phone: (818) 986-2092 | (866) 986-2092
The Hedding Law Firm
Phone: (818) 986-2092
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16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436
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