Drug crimes are among the most serious charges a person can face. If you are convicted, you will most likely face significant jail time and the possibility of felony charges. Also, many employers do not like to hire people who have been convicted of drug charges.
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Alhambra, you need immediate representation by one of our drug crimes lawyers. The sooner we can start on your case, the more likely you’ll have a favorable outcome. Let us hear your story.
Marijuana Crimes in Alhambra
In California, marijuana is decriminalized, but there are still laws about its cultivation, sale, and use that you need to know. Violating these laws will get the attention of prosecutors and threaten your freedom:
- Adults 21 and older can possess concentrated cannabis but can only carry up to four grams at a time.
- You can grow your own cannabis, but only up to six plants if you’re over 21. If you go beyond six plants, you’ll get marijuana cultivation charges.
- If you intend to sell marijuana, you need to get a license. Selling without a license can give you serious penalties.
If you’re convicted, you’ll face at least six months in jail and a $500 fine at a minimum. Felony marijuana convictions could put you in prison for years and cost you thousands of dollars. Our drug crimes lawyers know the new laws and know how to fight with prosecutors to reduce the penalties as much as possible.
For a free legal consultation with a drug crimes lawyer serving Alhambra, call (310) 896-2723
Why Choose Us as Your Drug Crimes Lawyer?
Our team has the experience you need and a history of successful drug crime defense. With one phone call and a free consultation, you can get solid legal advice about your defense and how we can help you.
Drug crime convictions can stain your reputation for life. You need an aggressive law firm in Alhambra willing to do what it takes to defend you. At the same time, we will be honest about your chances and how your case is proceeding.
Not every case is winnable, but almost every case can have a better result than throwing yourself at the mercy of the court and hoping for the best. You have the right to a lawyer for a reason. Let us tell you why and how we can help you.
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How We Help You
Our goal is to get your charges reduced or dismissed, and we do that by acting as your representative between the prosecution and you. One of the first things we’ll do is tell you what to do so the prosecutor cannot get further evidence to use against you.
We will do our own investigation of what happened and examine what evidence the prosecution has against you and how they got it. It may be possible to get some of that evidence blocked depending on certain factors.
If the evidence is strong, we can try to keep you out of jail or prison by convincing the court to move you into a drug diversion program. This can help you keep your job and house, and keep a criminal charge off of your record. Even if you think you have no chance of escaping conviction, don’t give up hope until you’ve talked with one of our Alhambra drug crimes lawyers.
Possible Defenses in Your Drug Crimes Case
There are several defenses that we could try in your drug crimes case, depending on the evidence in play and the charges you’re facing. One primary task is to get as much evidence dismissed as we can before trial. This could be because:
- There was no valid search warrant
- The reason for your stop wasn’t valid
- The evidence was obtained illegally
- You were entrapped by an undercover officer
That last one deserves special mention. Some undercover officers use aggressive tactics to get people to break the law or trick you into doing so. If we can show that you only did something illegal because of their tactics, that could be a road to dismissal.
DUI cases have their own special rules. Drug tests are commonly used to get convictions, but those tests aren’t always accurate or administered correctly, especially for DUI cases that don’t involve alcohol. We can also work to discredit the testimony of drug recognition experts.
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Factors in Sentencing
All drug crimes should be treated seriously, even misdemeanor drug crimes. Misdemeanor drug crimes could cost you thousands of dollars and put you in jail long enough to lose your job. Felony drug charges can cost you much more and put you in jail for life.
Some factors that affect your case include your prior criminal record, the amount and types of drugs involved, and whether there was any violence or sale of drugs involved. Transportation across city, county, or state lines is another factor.
Seek Help From Our Alhambra Drug Crimes Lawyers
You do not have to roll over and take whatever sentence the court gives you in a drug crime. The Simmrin Law Group is ready to help you with your drug crime defense. The sooner you contact us, the better your chances will be.
Get a free consultation by calling us or using our online contact form to speak with one of our Alhambra drug crimes lawyers.