Long Beach Drug Distribution Attorney

Accused of drug distribution or trafficking?

Have you been charged with drug distribution in Long Beach? The outcome of your case can greatly affect your future freedom. If you are facing drug distribution charges you need a Long Beach criminal defense attorney to take action to help you seek to avoid the severe penalties that could be imposed by the court at trial. At the Law Offices of Damone & Schroeder we have nearly 40 years of combined experience defending the rights of those who face criminal charges. Attorney Schroeder has invaluable experience serving as a prosecutor, and brings this insight to your defense case. Attorney Damone is a criminal lawyer that is recognized for his exceptional skill in defense law.

Penalties for Drug Distribution in Long Beach

Drug distribution is a felony offense that carries extreme penalties. Drug distribution or trafficking charges must be aggressively defended by a legal professional that has a proven record at trial. The penalties for drug distribution will depend on certain factors that include:

  • The type of drug you in the case;
  • The quantity of the substance;
  • The location of the alleged offense.
  • The scale of the alleged drug sales operation.
  • Your criminal record.

In our state the possession of marijuana has been decriminalized. Unlawful distribution is still a heavily penalized drug crime. The penalty for any person accused of involvement in a conspiracy to distribute drugs could face up to 20 years in prison, thousands in fines, and forfeiture of property, based upon the scale of the alleged drug distribution operation. Any person involved in this type of operation can face felony charges for drug distribution, even if it was in a minor capacity. The prosecution will be required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had possession of the substance, and that there was intent to sell. The presence of various types of paraphernalia such as weigh scales, cash or other materials could also be used as evidence against you.

Law enforcement can overstep the bounds of the law in a drug bust, and could have violated your rights in search and seizure. You may have merely been in the wrong place at the wrong time, or other situation that led to an arrest. If you are accused of drug distribution, contact us immediately. We work as a team to develop a powerful defense case. We are on your side.

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