Drug Possession Cases in Los Angeles
Drug Possession Defense
Possession of illegal drugs is against state and federal laws. Common illegal drugs include marijuana, hashish, meth, cocaine, heroin, LSD, PCP, and ecstasy. A person caught with possession of illegal drugs is subject to arrest and charged with a drug crime. Drug possession charges are serious and require a strong and aggressive defense from the experienced criminal defense attorneys, Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter. If arrested for drug possession, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer for legal assistance from attorneys knowledgeable in all areas dealing with drug crimes and drug possession charges.
Our drug crime lawyer represents many clients with allegations of serious felony offenses and misdemeanor offenses, including drug possession. Many cases are successfully defended by proving that the client's rights were violated in the search process or in seizure of the controlled substance. We comb through every aspect of the evidence seeking out the flaws in the case and aggressively exploit them on your behalf.
About Drug Possession
Drug possession can involve a minor offense of a small amount of drug for individual use only. Possession of drugs in large quantity with intent to sell to others is a major drug crime with stiff penalties. It is illegal to be in possession of drug paraphernalia like crack pipes or drug manufacturing materials. Drug possession and other drug crime convictions can include:
- Jail or prison
- Large fines and court fees
- Probation or parole
- Loss of personal and real property
- Drug education classes
- Periodic chemical testing
An individual convicted of drug possession charges can have difficulties for the rest of his or her life. It may be hard to find some employment because criminal convictions can disqualify an individual from retaining certain professional licenses or work requiring a security clearance. A drug possession charge may cost a parent child custody and even access to their own children without a chaperone. An aggressive defense attorney who protects the rights of clients is necessary when faced with the loss of some freedoms due to drug possession allegations.
Every crime is different with its own set of circumstances, evidence and witnesses. Factors that can influence sentencing are prior drug offenses, presence of minors, or use of weapons in a drug crime. Okabe & Haushalter have the knowledge and resources to defend clients charged with drug possession. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our drug possession defense lawyers.
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