If you or someone you love has been arrested for drug possession or drug possession for sale, call our office, or fill out a contact form above to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. We have extensive experience in defending drug crimes, and will work with you to find the best defense for your case.
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Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
If you are arrested with a significant amount of drugs in your possession, you will likely get charged with possession for sale, rather than straight possession. A drug possession for sale charge carries significant penalties and may include sentencing enhancements that tack on additional prison time.
In addition to the amount of drugs found, the police also look for:
- Pay/owe sheets
- Packaging material, like baggies
- Large quantities of money
All of the above will advance your drug possession charge to a possession for sale charge. At David Lehr Law, we conduct a comprehensive investigation to collect necessary evidence that will defeat the charges or mitigate the penalties in your case. We analyze the search; challenging law enforcement's probable cause to search you and your property. We also use expert testimony, including former police officers, who may testify that the drugs in your possession were not intended to be sold.
If the drugs in your possession were for your personal use, and not for sale, you may be able to avoid through Proposition 36. Proposition 36 is a law that allows non-habitual and nonviolent drug offenders the opportunity to receive treatment instead of being put in custody. At our law firm, we have extensive experience in addressing issues of addiction, and are always cognizant of ways in which we can use treatment options instead of incarceration.
If you’ve been accused of drug possession, contact our firm immediately to learn what legal recourse you have. We will fight for the best possible outcome for your situation.
If you were arrested for drug possession
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Our defense lawyers will represent those accused of drug possession in Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard.