Los Angeles Drug Crime Lawyer
Bilingual Legal Assistance for Complex Drug Charges
While recreational and medical marijuana have been legalized in California, the state is still tough on all other drug-related activity. Any activity involving cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, PCP, LSD, unauthorized prescription drugs (oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, Vicodin, etc.), or any other controlled substance comes with substantial repercussions. Controlled substances such as these fall under both state and federal law and enormous manpower continues to be used in locating, investigating, and prosecuting drug offenders.
If you have been accused of a drug crime in Southern California, we urge you to rely on the Los Angeles drug crime lawyer at Castaneda Law, APC. When you retain our firm, your criminal case will be handled with a meticulous attention to detail as we search for evidence that will work in your favor. Our criminal defense team will investigate every fact and circumstance in the strong belief that superior preparation leads to positive results.
Arrested for a drug offense in Los Angeles? Call Castaneda Law, APC now at (213) 238-6479 for a free consultation.
An Overview of Drug Crimes in California
Any activity related to illegal drugs can be considered a drug offense charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. Your drug charges will depend on your criminal history, the quantity and type of drug involved, location of the crime (such as near a school or playground where minors will be found), and other relevant circumstances.
Drug crimes in the state of California can include:
- Drug possession
- Drug possession with intent to distribute
- Distribution or sales
- Manufacturing of drugs
- Drug trafficking
- Unauthorized drug prescription possession and distribution
Penalties for Drug Convictions
The penalties for drug offenses in California can vary greatly. Most simple drug possession cases are charged as misdemeanors punishable by jail time of up to a year and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Some criminal cases may qualify for diversion programs. More serious cases may result in enormous fines, prison time, restitution to law enforcement, and more. Outside of direct legal consequences, the collateral consequences of conviction are also significant—drug offenders may have difficulty securing employment, housing, loans, etc. in the future.
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Being accused of a drug-related crime can lead to serious consequences, especially when it involves large quantities of narcotics or prescription drugs. But regardless of the severity of the case, whether it involves a small possession charge or federal trafficking charges, the quality and dedication of your defense will play a major role in the outcome.
At Castaneda Law, APC, our Los Angeles drug crime lawyer understands the serious nature of any drug crime that can lead to a permanent criminal record and other severe penalties. To ensure that your case receives the advocacy and care it deserves, we urge you to take advantage of our free consultation and speak with Attorney Sergio Castaneda today.