San Fernando Valley Narcotics Defense Attorney
Van Nuys Drug Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense in a San Fernando Valley Courthouse (Van Nuys, San Fernando, Malibu, Sylmar) or a Los Angeles County Courthouse, you owe to yourself to call our firm and set up a free face to face consultation with one of our top attorneys. You will be educated on how the system works in the particular courthouse you case is in and in many cases we can design a plan to avoid a conviction from going on your record!
When it comes to charges involving possession of narcotics (marijuana, cocaine, methamphetimine, PCP, heroine etc) there is a good chance we can assist you in avoiding a conviction on your criminal record. A drug conviction can ruin a person's record and chance for future employment. It can also destroy a person's reputation and ability to attain a higher position in their current career. If you are charged with simple possession (for your own personal use) you should contact us immediately and set up an appointment. This decision could help prevent a life altering consequence.
If you have been charged with possession for sales or sales of narcotics the consequences and stakes are much higher than a simple possession case. You could very well be facing prison time and it is extremely important you contact a reputable law firm to immediately protect your freedom, reputation and rights. We have handled thousands of narcotics cases and can be a valuable advocate on your side.
If a person is convicted of a drug crime, he/she may be sentenced with: jail time, fines, court and legal fees, court ordered treatment programs, community service, and probation. The length and severity of the persons sentence will depend upon the type of drug the person possessed and the amount of the drug. The sentence will also depend upon if the person has been convicted of prior drug crimes and if the person has a prior criminal record. Additionally, the court will consider if the person solicited to a minor or used a minor during the commission of the drug crime. We also represent minor's (juveniles) arrested for drug offenses.
You may be eligible for Diversion program, which is an alternative to a jail sentence.
Requirements for a Diversion Program:
(1) you have no priors involving controlled substances.
(2) The offense charged did not involve a crime of violence or threatened violence
(3) There is no evidence of other violations relating to narcotics or restricted dangerous drugs
(4) Your record does not show revocation of probation or parole without completion
(5) Your record does not show that you have successfully completed or been terminated from diversion within five years prior to the alleged charge.
(6) You have no prior felony conviction within five years.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Los Angeles or
, you need to consult with a reputable drug crime attorney immediately. A lawyer will have the forensic knowledge, investigative resources, and legal training it takes to successfully fight your drug offense charges.
Drug Charges Involving DUI
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs? If so, you were likely charged with a DUI (driving under the influence). While most people are accustom to seeing this charge associated with alcohol, prosecutors aggressively pursue individuals that were seemingly on drugs at the time of their DUI stop. Because your drug charges will be coupled with a DUI offense you will be going through the same criminal process that all other DUI arrests go through. This include the suspension of your drivers' license (through the DMV) and a separate criminal case prosecuting you for Driving Under the Influence.
If you have been charged with DUI while under the influence of drugs, call us today to discuss the details of your arrest and schedule a DMV hearing to help save your drivers' license. Remember, you only have 10 day from the point of your arrest to protest these charges and save your driving privileges.
Oattorneys understand the adverse consequences people face when they are convicted of a drug crime. That is why we do everything we can to fight for our clients.
Cal us today!