Drug Possession Attorney in Chino, Ontario & Pomona
Drug Possession Attorney Serving the Inland Empire of Southern California
Law enforcement and prosecutors in our state treat drug crimes harshly. Even if it is only your first offense, you are still susceptible to being arrested for a drug crime, and possibly facing jail or prison time. Even those with marijuana prescriptions can be arrested, if a law enforcement officer deems that the law has been broken by them in some way.
With your freedom and the health of your personal and professional life at stake, it is important that you hire an attorney to represent you in your drug case, regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony.
California leads the nation for arrests of individuals possessing a controlled substance. A controlled substance is defined as illegal drugs that are classified by the government as being dangerous. According to the California Department of Corrections, of 160,000 prisoners, 20,000 are in jail or prison due to a drug offense. Drug possession typically goes hand in hand with drug sales. Drugs typically found in possession and/or sold on the street are: cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, PCP, heroin, LSD and ecstasy.
Oftentimes, if drugs are found in your possession you may be charged by law enforcement with drug sales (possession with intent to sell) as well, even if the drugs were for your own personal use. The differences in the charges that can be brought against you for drug crimes are extreme. You could be looking at a virtual slap on the wrist or a lifetime behind bars. Penalties for a drug charge are based on the type and amount of drug in your possession, intent to sell, or distribute, your past criminal arrests and the circumstances surrounding your case.
In the unfortunate circumstance that you have become entangled with the law due to a drug possession charge, you should hire a professional and qualified attorney. At the Law Offices of James E. Blatt our lawyers are very qualified due to their legal credentials and experience within the courtroom and offer professional, yet aggressive representation.
A lawyer can make all the difference in your drug possession case. A lawyer will attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dismissed altogether. An experienced lawyer will fight for your constitutional rights and will do everything possible to keep you out of jail.
Contact an Experienced Drug Possession Attorney in Chino, Ontario and Pomona Today!
If you have been arrested for drug possession, you may be innocent, you may have made a mistake or you may have a chemical dependency issue. Regardless of your personal circumstances, we will be the strong and caring advocates you need. For people who do have a chemical dependency issue, incarceration is not the answer. We will do everything in our power and within the law to protect your freedom.
IE Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald Talkov has handled hundreds of criminal defense cases over his more than 35 years of practice throughout the cities of Chino, Ontario and Pomona.