If charged with drug related offenses in the State of California, or in the Federal court system, it is important to hire an attorney with knowledge, skill and experience. The attorneys at the Duran Law Group, APLC have been representing clients charged with drug offenses for more than 30 years.
The most commonly charged drug related crimes in the State of California are:
- Health & Safety Code 11350: “Possession of a Controlled Substance”
- Health & Safety Code 11351: “Possession for Sale of Narcotics”
- Health & Safety Code 11352: “Sale or Transportation of a Controlled Substance”
- Health & Safety Code 11364: “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia”
- Health & Safety Code 11377: “Possession of Methamphetamine”
- Health & Safety Code 11379.6: “Manufacturing Drugs & Narcotics”
- Health & Safety Code 11550: “Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance”
Conviction for drug related offenses can have a serious impact on your future. These charges must not be taken lightly. By hiring attorneys who handle drug related offenses on a daily basis, you are hiring professionals who know the ins and outs of the criminal process.
We evaluate and investigate each drug case on an individual basis to ensure that proper procedures were followed and look for every possible defense. Likewise, in drug possession cases, we fight hard to ensure that the charge does not become part of your permanent criminal record.
People facing drug possession and use charges in California may be able to keep a conviction off their records and avoid incarceration depending on the circumstances of their offenses. Two different programs – Deferred Entry of Judgment under Penal Code 1000 and Proposition 36 under Penal Code 1210.1 – provide the opportunity to enter a drug treatment program with the possibility of obtaining a dismissal of criminal charges. Both programs are aimed at drug users with the premise that treatment is more beneficial than time in jail. It is important to note that these programs are not available for people charged with selling, manufacturing, or trafficking drugs.
Though the programs are similar in intention, they do have important differences. If you’re facing charges for drug possession or use, it’s important to consult with an experienced defense attorney who can determine which program best suites your situation.
If you have been charged with drug related offenses in the State of California or in Federal court, call the Duran Law Group, APLC today for a free consultation and allow us to put our experience to work for you. 424-777-0007
Attorneys at the Duran Law Group, APLC represent clients charged with drug offenses in every United States District Court in California, and in state court in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ventura Counties.