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Arrested for Possessing Drugs in CA?

Possession charges can range in their severity due to the quantity or amount of drugs in your possession at the time of your arrest and the type of drugs with which you were caught. If you have been arrested under drug possession charges, it is in your best interest to speak with a Riverside drug possession attorney before you answer any questions from law enforcement officers or other investigators. Anything you say can be used against you and in some cases full compliance can be construed as an unnecessary admission of guilt. Our team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Grech & Packer is here to help defend your freedom and rights.

Discuss your drug possession case in a free consultation with our Riverside drug possession lawyer if you have been arrested! Call us at (951) 291-0105.

California Drug Possession Laws

In the state of California, drug possession is split up into two categories: simple possession and intent to sell. Offenses related to narcotics and dangerous drugs are separated from offenses relating to marijuana in their class. An individual can be charged with:

  • Simple possession - if a substance listed in the Health & Safety code is in their possession.
  • Possession for sale - can be charged if the possessor is believed to be drug dealing or intending to deal drugs.

California Drug Possession Penalties

The penalties for drug possession depend on the quantity, type of drug in possession, and the intent behind possessing the drugs. Possession in most cases is a misdemeanor offense that carries with it as punishment:

  • A criminal record
  • Possible fines
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Possibly jail (compound with prior conviction)

A criminal record in and of itself can constitute a substantial burden as it will limit the job opportunities available to you and keep you from qualifying for housing, loans, and aid.

If vigorously pursued by the prosecution, possession charges can be bumped up into a charge of trafficking, which is a federal offense with serious penalties and horribly negative consequences.

Defenses for Drug Possession in California

The Riverside drug possession attorneys at Law Offices of Grech & Packer are certified specialists in drug crimes law and have decades of experience and success defending clients against drug possession charges. There are a few defenses in California for drug possession charges, including:

  • Improper police conduct
  • Prescription by a doctor
  • Medical necessity
  • Unlawful search & seizure
  • Lab analysis problems

Get the Representation You Need

Our firm takes pride in the dedication and expertise we bring to each and every case and we take a personal interest in the rights and well being of our clients. With experience on both sides of the negotiating table, we know how to best protect you from the aggressive prosecution these cases usually attract. When it comes to your future and your freedom, you should only trust a highly qualified attorney with a proven track record of success.

Contact a Riverside drug possession attorney at (951) 291-0105 if you face possession charges.

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