San Diego Drug Crime Attorney
Get Quality Legal Help for Your Criminal Charges in CA
Charged with a drug crime? You are encouraged to contact a San Diego criminal defense attorney from our firm. Depending on the drug involved and the quantity in the case, the penalties for a conviction vary. At JD Law, Attorney James N. Dicks, a certified criminal law specialist, heads our legal team. He is admitted to practice and represent clients in both state and federal courts.
Once you have been arrested for a drug crime, you must act quickly. The sooner we get involved, the more options you will have. Call us immediately after your arrest.
What Does the Law Say About Marijuana Crimes?
The law has some grey areas with regard to marijuana cases.
Medical marijuana is legal, but growing it is regulated. You could face up to 3 years in prison if convicted of cultivating more than the legal amount (up to 1 pound of cannabis and 24 plants). The distribution, sale, transportation, importation, and trafficking of controlled substances and narcotics will lead to varying levels of felony charges, based upon the type of drug and the quantity in the case.
Fighting the Penalties of a Drug Crime Conviction
A conviction can lead to several different penalties, including:
- Steep monetary fines
- Long period of incarceration
- Mandated participation in a drug treatment program
- Losing your business and/or driver's license,
- Possibly having some or all of your assets seized and forfeited
Common Drugs Involved in San Diego Criminal Cases
Drugs that are commonly involved in drug crimes charges include:
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The laws concerning drug crimes can be complex. The type and quantity of the drug involved in your charge, in addition to your past criminal record, are important factors that will influence the penalties you could face upon conviction. Of course, you may also be innocent of the charges.
You need experienced, knowledgeable legal assistance when facing any drug crime charge, and our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with a well-crafted, strategic defense.
We will seek to have charges dismissed, or to achieve an acquittal if it goes to trial, or favorably negotiate with the prosecution for lesser charges and penalties. Contact us right away to discuss your case and learn about your options. We offer confidential consultations to discuss your options!