Drug Crimes Defense in Los Angeles

Los Angeles CA Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Marijuana Possession in Los Angeles, CA

In California in general, and here in the Los Angeles area in particular, possession of less than an ounce or less of marijuana is a citable offense and you are given a citation but are not arrested. But other drugs are taken more seriously.

Possession of Medical Marijuana

California has approved the possession and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes if the proper procedures are followed. However, be very careful and do not assume that a “medical recommendation” or prescription from one state will allow lawful possession or cultivation in the other state. Generally speaking it will NOT – but law enforcement at the street level may take a prescription into their decision to cite you, detain or arrest you.

Possession of Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine or Ecstasy is a Felony

In California, possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or ecstasy, etc. are serious felonies and you will be arrested if you are found to be in possession of any of these controlled substances. If convicted of a felony, you can be sent to state prison. You want to aggressively fight such a charge to avoid prison, or get the charges reduced or dismissed.

Penalties for Drug Crimes in Los Angeles

Drug charges are serious business in California.  Depending on certain factors, it may be possible for someone with no criminal history to be facing months in jail – even on a first offense.  Because of this, if you have been charged with ANY drug offense, you need to talk to a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney immediately.

Even if you do not go to jail or prison, you face a myriad of unpleasant consequences, including probation, substantial fines, mandatory classes, mandatory random drug tests, and more.  A drivers license suspension  is also very possible, often making holding a job impossible adding to your woes.  A Los Angeles County Criminal Defense Attorney can help you avoid or lessen the impact of these consequences on your life.

California Drug Crime Enhancements

Are you aware that if you are charged with a drug crime, and are accused of having a “substantial quantity” of the drug, or it is charged as a “Possession to Sell / Distribute,” the increased criminal charges can seriously increase the threat of prison. It can, and without an experienced criminal law attorney on your side that will likely be the unpleasant situation.

Los Angeles Drug Defense Lawyer

The heart and soul of ALL drug cases lie in what the police did or did not do.  I know how to analyze your case and figure out how to help you counter and fight the charges that you are facing.  If the police violated your rights while searching you or your belongings, then it is possible to get the whole case tossed out, no matter what was found.  Too many people simply plead guilty to their drug offense without taking the time to see if there is anything they can do to fight the charges.

As an experienced Los Angeles Drug Defense and Trial Attorney, I will analyze your case and do everything I can to find all the weaknesses in the DA’s case against you so we can turn those weaknesses to your advantage.  When you are facing serious drug charges, you need a serious drug defense.  Call me today for a free consultation.

George W. Woodworth is a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney who defends persons accused of drug offenses in courts in and around Los Angeles County, California.

If you are charged with a drug related crime in Los Angeles you should contact L.A. Criminal Defense Attorney George W. Woodworth.