An arrest on drug charges and while facing penalties can be a scary situation but having an Orange County drug crime lawyer fight for you will make the situation easier. As a knowledgeable drug crime lawyer in the area, we understand prosecutors are going to push for the harshest penalties possible when pursuing drug crimes. We are fully aware of what you are up against and know how to make sure you are not wrongfully convicted.
When you are looking at penalties for an OC drug crime, which are known as “wobblers” because they could be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony. The charge you are going to face depends on the drug your charge involves, and the amount confiscated in connection with the arrest as well as many other circumstantial issues. If this is a first-time offense with a relatively small amount for assumable personal use, you may be able to avoid jail time.
While the judicial system does not take these crimes idly, we understand how to proceed with precision and purpose to help you avoid jail time as well as excessive fines and fees. Making sure you work with professionals can mean the difference between no record, a misdemeanor or a felony charge record on which regardless will affect your future drastically. Representing yourself or working with someone inexperienced in this type of law is ill-advised and puts your future out of your control.
The circumstances surrounding your arrest will ultimately determine the best drug crime defense for you to take. The more common defenses used are as follows: unlawful search and seizure, the drugs belonging to someone else, completely missing drugs, planted drugs, entrapment and drugs for medical usage. There are many defenses that our attorneys can use, and we will review your particular case to assure that we are following the best defense for you.
Our attorneys have years of experience with cases just like yours. Along with our experience, we know the Orange County legal system so well that we will be able to best help you through the judicial process every step of the way. Instead of second guessing yourself and wondering if you are going to make an ill-decision that could have drastic negative ramifications throughout the course of your life, you will be able to work with one of our attorneys that understands how to work through each part of the process.
The potential long-term consequences such as losing your job, social reputation being tarnished, and more are not worth the risk of trying to take on your case by yourself. Speaking with an attorney that is going to help you get through all of the legal phases of your case and the necessary steps to keep you out of prison is a must. Call us today and see how we can assist you move forward with your case.