The use of illegal drugs and narcotics is dangerous business, which is why there are strict federal and state drug possession laws on the books. Depending on the amount of drugs possessed upon arrest, charges could be “simple possession” for smaller amounts or “possession with the intent to distribute” for larger amounts. Legal repercussions and punishments may vary greatly depending upon the type of charges filed,
drug type, and area where the crime occurred. If you or a loved one has been involved in a drug possession arrest, it is in your best interest to quickly procure the legal counsel and services of a Lancaster criminal defense lawyer.
Being found to be in simple possession of marijuana is generally a misdemeanor in California punishable by a small fine. More serious charges can be filed for possession of cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, heroin, unlawfully obtained prescription drugs, and other narcotics. You can also be charged
for possession of materials used to manufacture or cultivate drugs and for paraphernalia used to consume them. If convicted for the possession of a controlled substance in California, you could face up to 3 years
in prison. Fortunately, there are diversion programs and rehabilitation options available to many first-time offenders that can help keep them out of jail if convicted and get them the medical treatment they need.
There can be many weak points in the prosecution’s case against you, including improperly obtained search warrants and faulty information used by law enforcement. We at the Law Offices of David M. Wallin are committed to providing strong defense for our clients and we care deeply about the results in the cases we represent. With a combined 50 years of experience in criminal law, our attorneys can help you seek acquittal and provide the best legal options available to you.
Charges for drug possession can be very serious in nature. Contact a Palmdale drug possession lawyer to obtain the legal assistance you need for a successful defense.
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we want to make sure that we're completely honest with our clients and their family. At every step of the process, we'll be communicating with you to keep you up to date on any changes to your case.
Unlike most criminal defense firms that only have one attorney on staff, we have a team of legal professionals working together to provide our clients with a complex legal strategy to maximize their chances of a positive outcome.
Attorney David M. Wallin not only has over three decades of legal experience, but is also a certified criminal law specialist - a distinction that roughly only 180 attorneys in the entire state of California have earned.
We're committed to charging a competitive rate for our legal services and offer a variety of financing options. We believe that quality legal representation shouldn't be reserved for those with vast financial means.
Unlike many criminal firms that are solely focused on the hear and now, our seasoned legal experts are committed to making sure that we help develop a strategy or plan for the next stage of your life.
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we know that the state will do everything in their power to make sure you end up behind bars. Because we know this, we'll actively work toward making sure your rights are protected and that your case is treated with the utmost care and urgency.