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Drug Crimes

We have extensive experience representing those charged with drug crimes. We focus exclusively on the needs of those involved in the criminal justice system. We fight aggressively to protect your freedom. Our number one priority is to help you get the best result possible under the facts of your case.

You’re on my site because you’re in trouble.
I can help. Call me at (805) 477-0070

Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer Ventura

We handle all types of cases that involve criminal law. This website is dedicated to charges and arrests related to drug crimes, including:

  • Methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin defenses
  • Prescription drug charges
  • Drug transportation for sale or for personal use
  • Drug possession versus possession for sale
  • Drug crimes involving firearms
  • Marijuana cultivation
  • Search warrant issues and wiretaps
  • Sentencing enhancements

Whether you are an adult or a juvenile, we can help you if you are charged with drug crimes. We have experience handling all types of charges from simple marijuana possession to the most complex drug trafficking cases. We also have extensive experience in addressing issues of addiction, and are always aware of ways in which we can help you get treatment instead of jail.

The Experience You Need When Your Freedom is on the Line
Mr. Lehr has completed more than 100 jury trials in all types of criminal matters — some involving those charged with serious drug crimes. He was a local senior deputy district attorney for 13 years where he prosecuted thousands of felony drug cases. He knows the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case. He knows that one of most successful approaches to defending someone facing drug charges can be to have the evidence suppressed.

Felony Charges For Drug Crimes

Possession of serious drugs like cocaine and heroin may only be charged as felony offenses in our state. Possession of methamphetamine, PCP and mushrooms are wobbler offenses. A wobbler is a crime that can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. However, in Ventura County, the district attorney prosecutes almost every drug possession case as a felony. An experienced defense attorney can help you present your case in a way that may increase the likelihood that the charges for your drug crimes will eventually be reduced to a misdemeanor.

We aggressively defend felony drug possession charges.
Contact us toll free at (805) 477-0070

Facing Charges Related To Drug Crimes...Is Treatment Right for You?
Proposition 36 is a law that requires all nonviolent drug offenders to be offered a drug treatment program if they are convicted of simple drug possession. The law allows drug possession offenders the opportunity to receive substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration. Under Prop 36, you would plead guilty and be sentenced, but your sentence would be stayed and the charges dismissed after completion of the drug treatment program and probationary period.

You may also be eligible for a deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). This is especially helpful for medical professionals, lawyers or other licensed professionals whose careers may be jeopardized with a drug conviction. A DEJ delays the sentencing for a simple drug possession crime for two years. If you comply with a drug treatment program and other probation requirements, your conviction will be erased from your record after two years.

We have extensive experience in addressing issues of addiction, and are always aware of ways in which we can help you use treatment options instead of incarceration.

Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Heroin Defense Attorney
Call the Law Offices of David Lehr today at 805-290-1268, or contact us online to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our office is professionally staffed and located directly across the street from the Government Center in Ventura, California. We offer representation for those accused of drug crimes in Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard.

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