Drug Crime Attorney in Long Beach
What constitutes a drug crime?
Leading the nation in the number of prosecuted drug cases, California not only has extremely strict law enforcement, but also harsh penalties if convicted. According the law, a drug crime includes any form of possession, possession for sale, manufacturing or trafficking of an illegal narcotic. Any form of drug that has potential for abuse such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, PCP, ecstasy, marijuana, and even some prescription drugs, all fall under the umbrella of unlawful substances. If the prosecution gets the upper hand in a drug case, there is a good chance that the accused could end up spending years in prison, paying extensive fines and dealing with other consequences.
The Law Offices of Damone & Schroeder is committed to producing the best possible verdict for our clients and with nearly 40 years of combined experience, there is no case too complex for us to handle. Our case results and testimonials are a clear testament to this very fact.
Penalties You May Face
The question of possible penalties cannot be easily answered without looking at the circumstances related to your accusations. Severity of the consequences relies heavily on the actions committed, if there are previous charges on file, as well as the type and amount of the substance involved. One thing is certain with drug crime conviction in California: it will be harsh. Without going into specifics, we have laid out the potential penalties for four of the major drug crimes, as seen below:
Charged as a felony: One year in jail with probation or 16 months to 3 years in prison
Charged as a misdemeanor: Up to one year in jail and as much as $1,000 in fines
Possession for Sale
Charged as a felony: One year in jail with probation or 2-4 years in prison with a maximum of $20,000 in fines. Other aggravating factors can increase the prison sentence and fines.
Charged as a felony: Prison sentence of 3, 5 or 7 years and a maximum fine of $50,000. Other aggravating factors can increase the prison sentence and fines.
Charged as a felony: One year in jail with probation or 3-5 years in prison with a maximum of $20,000 in fines. The prison sentence can increase if drugs were moved across more than two county lines. Other aggravating factors can create additional fines and prison time.
Protecting Your Rights
It is our ultimate goal to not just win on behalf of our clients, but to really care for them throughout the duration of their case. Clients can trust that our entire legal team is dedicated to safeguarding your rights and freedoms, doing everything in our power to work towards a favorable case result.
Having been involved in numerous high profile cases, some of our exceptional victories in the courtroom have been featured in the news. This not only provides evidence to back up our reputation, but it allows for others to see how an exemplary Long Beach criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference in determining a case outcome. While some larger firms may take on way too many cases and exploit their clients by not providing them with proper representation; you can rest assured that that will never happen if you choose to work with our dedicated team.
Contact our office today at (562) 567-0511 or fill out our free case evaluation to learn more about how we can assist you during this tough time.