Encino CA Drug Crime Attorney
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While marijuana possession was legalized in the 2016 election, California still has particularly harsh drug laws relating to other controlled substances. Drug crimes in California can include the following:
- Drug possession
- Possession for sale or distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug smuggling/ importation
- Drug trafficking
Likewise, there has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. Whatever crime you are being charged with, it’s essential to consult a skilled Los Angeles drug crime lawyer. The Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel can offer you experienced advocacy and can help you defend your rights and your freedom.
What Is The Sentence For Drug Possession In California?
A conviction for drug possession is punishable by jail time in county prison for approximately one year, and/or a fine of $1,000. In lieu of prison time, a judge may enforce probation. An individual convicted of this offense can look to have it expunged when he/she completes probation, or any prison time -- if enforced.
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The punishment for a drug conviction can vary enormously depending on the circumstances of the case. A prosecutor will file charges depending on the type of drug, the quantity you were found with, whether the drug is for personal use or sale, and your past criminal record.
A conviction can lead to imprisonment in jail or prison, probation or parole after release from custody, substantial legal fines, restitution to law enforcement for the cost of investigation, mandatory drug counseling, registration as a drug offender with local law enforcement, and the revoking of your driver’s license. The sentence will also be enhanced if you have been previously convicted of a crime.
Contact Our Experienced Attorney About Your Case
Depending on the case, you could be facing years in prison and enormous fines. Make sure to hire a highly skilled Los Angeles drug crime defense lawyer to look over your case. Attorney Scott R. Spindel has more than 15 years of courtroom and trial experience to offer. He has handled many criminal cases throughout Southern California. Let us see what we can do for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
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