San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense Attorney

Valleys Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney

Possession For Sales Lawyer in Van Nuys


In the government's never ending war on drugs, they have come up with some harsh punishments related to the sale of drugs. The police and prosecutors believe that those people who sell drugs should go to prison for a long period of time. In order to assist my clients over the last 25 years of defending those people charged with possession for sales of narcotics I have come up with many unique and effective strategies that work. Of course these strategies must be tailored to the specific person and their life circumstances.

First, I think that we have to look at all of the possible defenses available to the client. If we can find a defense that makes sense, based on the facts of your case, then we are in a position to either get the case dismissed or convince the prosecutor to give you a lesser sentence than he or she normally would. There are many defenses available in drug cases including illegal stops, searches that do not meet the requirements of the law and bad police tactics that can not hold up in a court of law. Not every defense applies in every case. Hence, I like to get you into the office to discuss your options and decide what the best course of action is for you.

If we can not get the case dismissed outright, then another strategy I use is to humanized the client and show the judge and the prosecutor the other side of their life that is worth saving. Many people who are charged with sales type cases have family and jobs and do contribute to society in a positive way. The only way to get this across to the judge and the prosecutor is through your attorney. If we can get character and reference letters from people who know you and the type of person you are, we can begin to turn the tide in your favor. We are trying to steer clear of being perceived as a drug dealer who ruins lives. This is the defendant that the prosecutors and judges want to punish most severely.

My number one job at the beginning of any cases like this is to get you in the office, come up with a plan that makes sense for you and give you some peace of mind knowing that your case is going to be handled the right way and there is a light at the end of the road.

San Fernando Valley Possession For Sales Defense Attorney

To possess drugs with the intent to sell is a serious offense that government does not take lightly. Ever since the war on drugs from the 1980's that was put in place by the Reagan presidency, citizens and non-citizens has been sentenced to years in prison for there involvement in drug sales and trafficking. Some of the new propositions that have passed have made it easier to avoid prison in some circumstancs, but drugs and the punishments attached to them still remain a problem in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Over the course of the past 25 years of defending clients who are charged with possession for sales of sales of drugs, I have fought hard to keep good people out of both prison and jail. The bottom line is that prosecutors and judges still firmly believe that drugs are a bad thing for society and they must do everything in their power to stop people from using and selling those drugs that are dangerous to human life and cause people to ruin their lives and commit criminal offenses.

If you are charged with drug possession for sale, our Van Nuys criminal defense attorneys at Hedding Law Firm can help you get your criminal matter under control.

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

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. When the defendant possessed the controlled substance, they intended to sell it;

5. The controlled substance was a controlled substance;

6. The controlled substance was in a usable amount.

As your Drug Lawyer in Van Nuys we will gather all the evidence presented against you and do everything we can to contest every single piece of evidence. We will do the necessary investigation and put in all the work and effort to get you, the client, the best possible results!

Set up a free consultation with us immediately if you are facing a charge of possession with intent to sell.

The Perfect Defense
Contact Us

The Hedding Law Firm

Phone: (818) 986-2092 | (866) 986-2092
The Hedding Law Firm
Phone: (818) 986-2092
Encino-San Fernando Valley Address:
16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436
View Map
Los Angeles-Downtown Address:
445 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071