Skilled Drug Offenses Attorney Defending the Rights of Riverside County Clients
California takes drug offenses seriously, and drug crimes are among some of the most common cases brought before the court. A drug conviction can carry significant penalties, including jail time, steep fines, and lasting issues finding housing or a stable job due to your criminal record. When you work with Eric D. Davis, Attorney at Law, you can trust that your rights and your future are always the top priority. Mr. Davis will listen carefully to all the specifics of your case and help you understand all options available to you. He promises to communicate openly and honestly with you at all times, so you can face the reality of your situation and move forward in the best way possible.
Understanding California Drug Laws
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, there is a wide array of penalties that you could face. For the most part, the possession of controlled substances, such as narcotics or prescription drugs that are illegally in your possession, is considered a misdemeanor and carries a punishment of up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. In some cases, you may participate in a drug diversion program in lieu of your jail sentence.
Many times, prosecutors will try to charge you with possession with the intent to sell, which carries more severe penalties. Possessing controlled substances, including cocaine, heroin, Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Xanax, and intending to sell them is considered a felony and is punishable by a $20,000 fine and up to four years in prison. Prosecutors will try to find additional evidence that you were intending to sell these drugs, such as the large quantity of the controlled substance found in your possession, any drug paraphernalia in your possession, or large quantities of cash. No matter the circumstances of your arrest, Eric D. Davis, Attorney at Law will fight aggressively on your behalf to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation.
FAQ About Drug Offenses in California
Q: What about marijuana? Hasn’t it been legalized?
A: With California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, most adult felony marijuana offenses have been reclassified as misdemeanors. For instance, a conviction of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute (without a license) now carries a reduced punishment of up to six months in jail. If you have questions about charges or convictions involving marijuana, contact Eric D. Davis, Attorney at Law, to learn more.
Defending Your Rights
Experienced criminal defense attorney Eric D. Davis dedicates himself to examining the circumstances of each of his clients’ arrests. There are many instances when the drugs were unlawfully seized or officials failed to secure a warrant, resulting in a clear violation of your rights. As we help you prepare your defense, we will go over the details of your arrest and build you the strongest defense possible. We strongly believe in protecting your rights at every turn.