HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH A DRUG OFFENSE?
Anyone facing a drug charge in Los Angeles will know it is a formidable circumstance. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors make it their goal to develop enough evidence to illicit a conviction in every case. With the financial and human resources the government has at its disposal, prosecutors take on each drug case with the purpose of proving guilt and obtaining the most severe penalties possible. Whether you have to face state or federal prosecution depends upon the details of the arrest. It is vital to your future that you obtain the guidance of a criminal attorney at our firm, with vast experience in fighting all types of drug charges.
Many drug charges are considered felonies with harsh penalties, including prison, or jail time. The type and amount of the drug involved will determine the type of charges and severity of the possible penalties.
We are prepared to aggressively defend a client charged with:
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Possession with intent
Drug sales or distribution
Driving under the influence of drugs
Drug crime penalties vary substantially due to factors such as:
Type of crime committed
Type of drug involved in the crime
Amount of the drug found
Whether or not minors were involved
Whether or not weapons were involved
Criminal history of the defendant
Whether or not other crimes were committed along with the drug offense
RELENTLESS DEFENSE INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE COURTROOM
An important aspect of any drug case involves police conduct and the legality of the search, seizure and arrest. To demonstrate its importance, attorneys Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter co-authored the California Loose-Leaf Search and Seizure Handbook, which is widely read and referred to in the legal community. Your constitutional right to freedom from illegal search and seizure is so essential that crucial evidence in your case can be suppressed and charges minimized or dropped if it is violated. If you are currently being investigated or you have already been arrested for a drug crime, don’t wait to consult with a criminal attorney at our firm to begin planning your defense.