Orange County Drug Possession Attorney
When an individual is arrested for an alleged
drug crime in Southern California, the legal system takes this type of offense very
seriously. With your entire future on the line after a criminal accusation
or arrest has taken place, it is strongly suggested to involve an Orange
County criminal defense lawyer. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry,
the legal team has over 20 years of experience in the field of
criminal defense that can be used to your advantage in a drug possession case.
After being accused of a drug offense such as this, it is always important
to first talk to a drug possession lawyer from a firm well-versed in the
area of drug crime defense. There are many different levels of a drug
crime accusation, from possession to
possession with the intent to sell to the actual sales, trafficking and distribution of drugs. Any type of
illegal narcotic, including marijuana, is heavily prosecuted and often
times a judge will seek enhanced penalties depending on the situation.
What is considered drug possession?
Many times when an individual is caught in the possession of illegal drugs,
they often have many questions, including what actually constitutes possession.
Unlawfully having any amount of any illegal narcotic or prescription drug
that was illegally obtained on your person, in your car or in your house
is against the law and will be penalized according to the law in California.
Furthermore, drug-related offenses are against the federal law, so you
may have a federal investigation by the DEA or another agency surrounding
Alternative Sentencing Options
Jurisdictions and states across the country have been moving progressively
toward reforming laws on drug crimes, especially crimes involving non-violent
offenses like drug possession. Today, individuals accused of certain drug
or possession offenses often have the option of pursuing alternative sentencing
options that can help them avoid harsh charges and penalties in lieu of
treatment or counseling services.
Depending on the situation, alternative sentencing options can allow certain
people charged with drug possession to participate in diversion programs.
If a person completes the program, which often consists of drug treatment
or classes, and follows all other terms, they may be eligible for reduced
charges or have the charge removed from their record.
Proposition 47, passed by California voters in November 2014, certain people charged
with low-priority drug possession may be eligible for reduced charges
or resentencing. The proposition also reduced many drug possession crimes
from felonies to misdemeanors. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry,
Inc., our legal team helps all clients explore their available options
to secure the best outcome possible.
Consult with a Drug Possession Lawyer
It is important to know where to turn if you have been faced with this
type of charge. Our law office is available to provide a confidential
consultation of your case just moments after your arrest takes place.
We will be there for you from the initial investigation until the resolution.
Call us today for an evaluation of your case. For more information regarding
the defense of drug possession charges, contact an Orange County drug
crime defense attorney at the firm today.