Drug possession for small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized by state lawmakers, and if you have been caught with 28.5 grams or less of the substance, you will be facing a misdemeanor and will not be put in jail. However, this will still show up on your criminal record, and it may be important that you do not have a marijuana possession conviction for any future employer to find when doing a background check. Legal representation from a Los Angeles drug possession defense lawyer can assist you in defending the charge or in fighting for a dismissal of the charge.
Each case has its own unique circumstances and should be reviewed and evaluated by a criminal defense lawyer from the County Law Center. The legal team approaches drug possession cases as with other criminal cases: by seeking out the flaws in the prosecution’s case against the client. These flaws can be found in police procedure in the arrest, the custody of evidence, and in checking for violations of constitutional rights in search and seizure. Most drug possession charges, other than the misdemeanor charges for minimal amounts of marijuana are felony charges. When you are a convicted felon, your life definitely changes. You can lose certain rights, such as the ability to own a firearm, and while on probation and until your sentence is complete, you lose the right to vote. It can be difficult to get a job, a bank account or a place to live as you are required to disclose your “felon” status on a variety of applications. Some professional licenses will not be issued to those who have a felony conviction on their criminal record.
Whether your possession case involves marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, ecstasy or MDMA, prescription drugs or another controlled substance, it is crucial that you have legal representation that knows how to fight in a courtroom and aggressively defend your case. With over 19 years of experience and having gained the respect of the legal community for trial skills, the County Law Center team is prepared to employ an aggressive defense strategy on behalf of clients charged with drug possession.
Contact a Carlsbad, Ca Drug Possession Defense Attorney from the County Law Center today.