Facing Drug Possession Charges in CA?

Help from a Santa Ana Drug Crime Lawyer

Have you been arrested for drug possession? Are you wondering what your options are to protect your future and your reputation? The good news is that you do not have to navigate this time on your own. As a Santa Ana drug crime lawyer with a background in prosecution, I am more than prepared to assist with your case. At The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr., clients are always treated as a number one priority. Whether you are facing charges for possession of a small amount of marijuana or a serious amount of cocaine, you can count on my firm to deliver the tough defense you are looking for.

Your drug crime case will hinge on all of the facts and testimonies involved, but most importantly, the defense that you choose to represent you. That is why you should get my decades of insight and counsel behind your case. When you come to my firm, you truly get hard-hitting defense that puts your needs first.

Don’t face your possession charges alone! Call a California board-certified criminal law specialist.

What are the penalties for possession?

Drug possession can seem like a simple crime, but there are numerous charges an individual can face. The severity of the charges will also impact the penalties enforced.

For example, the following will bring varying consequences:

  • Simple possession
  • Possession with the intent to sell
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Typically, an individual can expect to face fines, jail time or probation, mandatory drug testing, and other repercussions. The penalties will also depend on a number of other factors, such as the type of drug involved and the amount found on the person. If there is a small amount of drugs, clearly for personal use only, the penalties will likely be much less severe. On the other hand, if a person is found with a serious amount of a more dangerous drug, they could face years behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines.

Utilizing Strategic Defenses for Your Case

While it may seem daunting to be up against such serious charges, remember that you are innocent until proven guilty! With the right defense, you can have your charges reduced, dismissed, or even dropped.

I use the following types of defenses to clear my clients of their possession charges:

  • Demonstrate that an illegal search and seizure was used to obtain evidence
  • Provide proof that the drugs were used only for approved medical reasons
  • Question whether improper police conduct or entrapment was used
  • Argue the charges down to a lesser offense for minimal penalties
  • Show that the client was actually not in possession of or aware of the drugs

While all the defenses above have proven effective in the past, they still require a skillful legal hand to enact. California also offers many alternatives to jail time in drug crime cases, including drug treatment, drug court, and diversion programs. As a tenacious negotiator and aggressive defender, I am ready to secure the best possible outcome for your drug possession case.

Now is the time to obtain representation from a Santa Ana drug crime lawyer you can depend on. Reach out to The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr. for trusted counsel! Start by filling out a free case evaluation.

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