Irvine Drug Crimes Attorney
Many California residents find their lives turned upside down and get trapped in the Orange County criminal system for drug crimes. To prevent this, having an experienced Irvine drug crimes attorney is extremely important. Drug crimes are serious, and account for a disproportionate part of the prison population in California. So, if you are charged, it is extremely important that you hire a competent attorney who practices in the jurisdiction in which you are charged to represent your interests, and ensure that the rights guaranteed to you by the Constitution are upheld through the entire criminal process. In addition, an experience attorney who deals with drug crimes regularly will be very familiar with the latest programs and/or counseling that a person charged with drug possession or drug sales could enroll in to potentially avoid serving any jail time.
The City of Irvine is adamant about keeping its reputation as one of the lowest-crime cities in the country. Because of this, Irvine PD is hard on crime and very interested in prosecuting drug crime offenders to the fullest extent of the law. The city attorney works closely with law enforcement and the Orange County District Attorney to drive those charged with drug related crimes out of the city and keep them from coming back.
In California, there is a difference in crimes for having drugs for personal use and having drugs with the intent to sell them. Under 11350 of the Health and Safety Code, it is illegal to possess a controlled substance such as cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, meth, prescription painkillers without an authorized prescription, and others. And under 11351 of the Health and Safety Code, it is a felony offense if you are found guilty of possessing illegal drugs for the purpose of selling. What kind of punishment a drug crime might merit depends greatly on the circumstances. Sometimes these crimes are misdemeanors, which involve less serious punishment, and some are felonies that can have many years of jail time. There are many factors involved in what degree of crime you might be charged with and possibly convicted of.
To get a better idea of what punishment you could be facing, contact the Johnson Criminal Law Group immediately. You should be prepared to disclose any prior drug convictions, your personal drug use history, the details of other cases with your involvement, as well as your current case. But don’t worry, all communications with a lawyer at our offices are always confidential; the details surrounding your particular case will be evaluated and only disclosed as they benefit you in the outcome of your case. All criminal cases are different. As such, each requires an exhaustive and comprehensive examination into the facts.
Irvine drug crimes attorneys can help you understand the particular circumstances of your case and how best to defend or negotiate your case to get the best outcome. The Irvine drug crime attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group has experience in defending drug crimes in California courts. If you have been arrested with a drug crime, contact an experienced drug defense lawyer to discuss your case in a consultation at (949) 622-5522 or send an email message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.