Drug Crime Lawyer for Ventura
Possession Charges in Ventura & Santa Barbara
If you have been charged with drug possession you can be sure that the
prosecution will seek the stiffest penalties available. California leads
the nation in placing the accused behind bars for drug offenses and your
future is at risk. It is absolutely critical that you have a skilled and
experienced Ventura criminal defense lawyer aggressively defending your
rights against a zealous prosecution.
The penalties for a drug possession conviction vary depending on circumstances
such as the type of drug, the quantity and where you were when you were
arrested. Even a first offense is punishable by up to a year in jail along
with heavy fines and community service. These outcomes could truly impact
your life in a number of ways. Facing drug possession charges is a serious
matter, even if the drug is
marijuana, and your entire future is at stake. Don't let the prosecution and courts
determine your fate without a fight.
Possession with Intent to Sell
Possession is a serious enough
drug crime as it is. The charges faced can be further increased if law enforcement
believes that the drugs were being held for the purpose of selling them.
This can be a subjective opinion making it important to develop a case
based off evidence that demonstrates officers made an error in judgment.
Being accused is not the same as being guilty.
There are a number of things that may be responsible for officers believing
that a suspect has the intention of selling drugs. These include having
any drug paraphernalia present such as bongs or baggies, inclusion of
any scales that may be used to measure drugs, large amounts of drugs that
would appear to be more than what one person would use or having sums
of cash that could have been used as payment. These are factors which
may distinguish that a drug was held for the purpose of sale, rather than
just for personal use.
As a former prosecutor, I have a unique insight into the procedures of
the prosecutor's office. I have the experience you need to feel confident
that you are being fully represented by a skilled attorney that will utilize
all available resources to defend you.
My firm is well-versed in negotiating reduced charges as well as having
the extensive trial experience to defend you in the courtroom if need
be. I take the time to listen to the details of your case to carefully
investigate the charges against you in order to potentially challenge
the evidence against you.
My firm will be there for you every step of the way. I am available to
clients to keep them informed of any developments and to keep them fully
informed about all of their legal options.
Call my firm today at (877) 378-6147 to get started.