San Diego Drug Crimes
Drug Crimes in California take many forms. Specific charges can be minor in nature, such as the simple possession of a drug (a Misdemeanor). However, drug crimes such as transportation, sales and importation are felonies that can be prosecuted under both State and Federal law. Despite the passage of Proposition 47, which changed simple possession (possession for personal use) of any drug to a misdemeanor, transportation, sales and importation of controlled substances are still prosecuted extremely aggressively at both the State and Federal levels. If a Felony Drug offense is committed in conjunction with a violent offense, or if the accused is armed with a weapon, the potential penalties are increased drastically.
There are multiple defenses that a skilled Criminal Defense attorney can implement to fight any type of State of Federal drug charges. Some examples of defenses include ignorance of the presence of drugs and actual legal possession (such as the evolving jurisprudence involving Marijuana Law). The specific facts of each individual case are critical to the successful defense of any drug crime, and only a skilled, experienced Criminal Defense firm can discern which defense will create a reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors. No matter the seriousness of the drug offense charged, hiring a criminal defense attorney is always the first move. Even a misdemeanor drug conviction can disrupt a person’s life and ambitions, as it can preclude individuals from obtaining certain licenses or obtaining certain types of employment. The attorneys at The Law Office of Sammer A. Zakhour treat every drug crime as seriously as the next because the collateral effects of any type of conviction can be devastating.
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