Drug Crimes

Work with the Best Drug Crimes Lawyer in the San Fernando Valley

Over the past 10 years, drug crimes have drastically changed in California. The state has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. In response to the opioid crisis, the courts now offer more alternative sentencing options such as probation and treatment for people who are charged with certain drug offenses. Despite these changes, selling drugs, possessing large quantities of drugs, and trafficking drugs are still considered to be serious crimes that carry potentially harsh penalties.

If you are facing charges for a drug offense in the San Fernando Valley, you need to get help from a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in defending against drug crimes allegations. An attorney may be able to help to secure a more favorable plea to an alternative sentence or a lesser offense. In some cases, a lawyer might be able to win the dismissal of the charges through motions practice or obtain a not guilty verdict at a jury trial.

Common drug crimes in California

Unlawfully using or possessing certain types of controlled substances are crimes in California. You can be charged with a crime if you possess illegal drugs such as heroin or methamphetamine. You can also be charged with a crime if you possess certain controlled prescription drugs without a valid prescription such as Oxycontin or fentanyl. Some of the most common types of drug crimes that we handle in the San Fernando Valley include the following:

  • Possession of a controlled substance under Cal. Health & Saf. Code § 11350
  • Possession of drugs with the intent to sell under Health & Saf. Code § 11351
  • Sale or transportation of drugs for sale under Cal. Health & Saf. Code § 11352