Drug Possession Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles

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If you or a loved one has been arrested or faces drug possession charges inlos-angeles-drug-arrest California, the next move you make can literally affect your entire life. It can mean the difference between being able to live life on your terms and living under the watchful eye of law enforcement. It can mean the difference between being able to make a living and not being able to keep or hold a job. It can mean working at the profession you trained for or having your professional license revoked.

Penalties for a Drug Possession Conviction in California

In California, a drug possession conviction carries a variety of penalties, such as:

  • For a misdemeanor, up to a year in jail.
  • For a misdemeanor, up to $1,000 in fines.
  • For a felony, up to three years in prison.

The police and prosecutor are NOT on your side, but fortunately for you, defense attorney Chad Lewin and our team ARE on your side. With our help, you or your loved one will have every possible advantage in fighting the California criminal justice system, in protecting your future, and in getting your charges reduced or dropped.

We have thousands of case victories in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. Our managing partner, attorney Chad Lewin, is a tenacious, experienced, winning defense lawyer who is respected tremendously by prosecutors and by California judges.

Our courtroom relationships – built by Thousands of victories in these courts on behalf of people like you – give you a huge advantage. And you need every advantage possible when fighting drug possession charges in the California criminal justice system. Remember, you are fighting to protect your future. We will take advantage of the law and use the best defense strategies possible to protect your innocence and your future! ALL of your rights will be protected, and we will NOT stop until we have secured your freedom and achieved the BEST possible outcome for you or your loved ones.

What Are Some Drug Possession Defenses?

Examples of the defenses we may use in your drug possession case include:

  • You didn’t know you had the drug.
  • You didn’t know the drug was a controlled substance.
  • The police searched you, your car, or your house illegally.
  • You didn’t have the drug on your person.
  • The drugs belonged to someone else.
  • You had a valid prescription for the drug.
  • You were the victim of an illegal search and seizure.
  • The confidential informant was unreliable.
  • The police mishandled the evidence.

You should be able to complete a drug program and get the case dismissed after successful completion.

Often times, we can stop police investigations before you EVER get charged with a crime. (If you have NOT been formally charged, but you are being accused and/or investigated, read more about pre-file investigations.) Remember, do NOT speak to police, investigators, or detectives about your case. Anything you tell them CAN be used against you in a court of law. Prosecutors WILL NOT BE LENIENT with you because you’re “being nice.” It doesn’t work that way.

Contact a Los Angeles Drug Charge Defense Lawyer at Lewin Law Group

If you’ve been charged with drug possession in Los Angeles, time is of the essence! Every minute that you wait matters, so call Los Angeles drug crime defense attorney Chad Lewin at Lewin Law Group immediately for a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL consultation at (800) 458-1488. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or your loved ones.