Drug Crimes in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Drug Crime Attorney
The federal and state enforcement agencies spend a vast amount of time and money fighting drug crimes. Drug crimes are serious with harsh punishments, particularly with certain types of controlled substances, including meth, cocaine, prescription drugs, ecstasy and heroin. A drug crime conviction can result in loss of employment, seizure of personal and real property, deportation, and loss of child custody. If arrested for a drug crime, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer for legal advice and guidance from an experienced drug crime attorney. Okabe & Haushalter successfully represent and defend clients against all types of drug crimes.
Types of Drug Crimes
The most common drug crimes include:
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Distribution and trafficking
- Manufacturing or cultivation
An individual charged with committing a drug crime needs a strong and aggressive defense against serious allegations. Our attorneys offer effective defense and draw from experience from working with prosecuting attorneys in the past. Factors that can have an effect on the severity of the crime and the degree of punishment can involve the presence of minors, prior drug crime convictions, weapons involvement, the amount of drugs and the type of crime.
Some drug arrests are sting operations where government agents set up drug buys. Some drug crimes are relatively minor with an individual caught possessing a small amount of illegal drugs for consumption only. It is illegal to manufacture or grow illegal drugs like meth or marijuana and if caught can result in harsh sentencing by the criminal courts of imprisonment, probation, fines, drug education classes and regular drug testing. Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter are experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of criminal defense and help many clients charged with crimes involving illegal drugs. Our goal is a defense that provides the best possible outcome for the client of lessened or dismissed drug crime charges. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our qualified drug crime attorneys.
Contact a Los Angeles Drug Crime Defense Attorney
for legal representation for drug crime charges.