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California Drug Crime Attorney

Drug crimes are highly prosecuted in California. At both the state and federal level, you can find yourself in a very difficult situation if you are charged with a drug crime of any sort. The cultivation, possession, sale, or use of drugs can lead to severe penalties. Typically, these actions are charged as felonies and can lead to a permanent criminal record. We urge you to contact our team of hard-hitting lawyers who can defend your case.

California Drug Crime Laws

It is illegal to possess, in any form, controlled substances without a prescription. Some of the most common drugs that lead to legal charges are cocaine, ecstasy, hashish, meth, opium, steroids, and morphine. The federal government classifies drug possession crimes by a series of schedules. This system is used to determine the seriousness of the offense and the potential penalty. Under most circumstances, the possession of drugs is charged as a felony. In the case of possession of less harmful drugs, including marijuana, a misdemeanor charge can be given instead. There are also strict laws against drug trafficking, manufacturing, and being under the influence.

Misdemeanor drug offenses in California include smaller violations. Possession of marijuana for personal use or being under the influence of this drug without a proper license are considered misdemeanors. Many drug charges in the state are felonies, however, and can lead to a permanent mark on your criminal record. The possession, distribution, cultivation, and trafficking of drugs can often be charged as felonies. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you could be facing additional prison time if you have prior convictions or have been convicted of selling drugs to minors.

Obtain Experienced Representation

At Rodriguez Lewis & Kahn, we have more than 70 years combined experience handling drug crime charges. We know the laws concerning these issues and provide excellent criminal defense. Many drug cases can be handled in court, and if you are innocent, our team can develop a case based on factual evidence. We are not afraid to take a case to trial. Call today to obtain the help of a legal representation team that can do everything in its power to build a strong case.


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