Defense for Drug Possession Charges in Orange County
Orange County Drug Crime Defense Attorney
Need a lawyer for drug possession in Orange County? Possession of illegal drugs can mean you are facing some serious charges. Even if you are found with a minor amount of marijuana in your car or pocket, without a prescription for medical marijuana use, you can find you are in a battle to protect your future and avoid a criminal record. Possession of most drugs is considered a misdemeanor in California. Although there is leniency in very small amounts of marijuana, once you are beyond the "threshold" amount, you can face penalties that include extensive jail or prison time.
It is assumed that you planned to sell the drug, and you will be facing possession with intent to sell charges even though your only interest was in personal use. After an arrest you may be in shock or feel overwhelmed by the idea of being prosecuted. It is very important that you discuss your situation with an Orange County criminal defense attorney right away in order to fully understand your options.
Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Irvine
Searching for a lawyer for drug possession in Orange County? Even though you may have felt you were treated as though you were already been convicted, you do have rights. You have the right to remain silent and not answer questions or give explanations. You have the right to a skilled defense and to challenge the prosecutor's case. The attorney you choose can mean the difference between going through life with a criminal record and being found not guilty. You need a drug crime defense attorney who is ready to ensure your rights are protected fully and who will work to get the charges against you dismissed. We will examine the police procedures in your case to see if the arresting officer crossed the line. Our firm has the investigation resources to gather evidence and witnesses to support your defense and our legal team is highly motivated to win.
Facing a drug possession charge in Orange County?
In this State most drug charges involve mandatory jail or prison time along with other harsh penalties. We understand that this is a stressful and even confusing time for you with so much at stake. If you are eligible for California's alternative program we can work to show the court that you should be given a second chance through rehabilitation rather than punishment. An insightful criminal defense lawyer at our firm is ready to help you to understand your options so you can decide what is best for you. For answers to questions concerning your specific situation call Attorney Frances Prizzia.