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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.

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