Escondido Drug Possession Lawyer

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If you have been charged with drug possession, you need a strong defense. The penalties for a conviction can be severe, including jail time, fines, probation, and driver's license suspension. If you have a professional career, a drug possession conviction can also cost you your livelihood. At Sterger Law Group, our skilled criminal defense attorney in Escondido can aggressively fight to keep your record clean and keep you out of jail.

If you have been arrested for drug possession, you need to contact our firm right away. Our Escondido drug crimes lawyer can help you explore your options and prepare a solid defense strategy to fight your charges.

Arrested for Drug Possession in California? Call Sterger Law Group at (760) 280-7900 for a Free Consultation!

California Drug Possession Laws

Under California law, drug possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The severity of the charge and the penalties for a conviction will depend on factors such as the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug involved, and the intent of the defendant.

Drug possession charges can include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to use, sell, or distribute;
  • Possession of a controlled substance without the intent to use, sell, or distribute;
  • Possession of paraphernalia used in the use, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a weapon.

How Long Do You Go to Jail for Drug Trafficking in California?

In California, the length of a prison sentence for drug trafficking depends on several factors. Still, the base penalty for a first-time offense is 3, 4, or 5 years in jail. These are all felony charges, so even the minimum of 3 years is a significant consequence.

If you have a prior conviction or the substance involved is a Schedule I or Schedule II drug, you could face harsh felony charges and additional penalties, including prison time and fines. Depending on the type of drug involved, a felony conviction could also mean you are no longer eligible for student loans or federal grants, or you could lose your professional license.

Defenses for Drug Possession Charges

If you are facing drug possession charges, our Escondido drug possession attorney can help. We can work to protect your rights and fight to keep your record clean. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, we may be able to challenge the search and seizure of evidence against you. If you were illegally searched or your constitutional rights were violated, we can work to have the evidence against you suppressed and charges dropped.

Contact Our Escondido Drug Possession Attorney

If you have been arrested for drug possession, do not speak to law enforcement. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Instead, contact Sterger Law Group. We have handled countless criminal cases and we have the experience and skill necessary to aggressively fight for you. We will work to have your charges dropped or reduced to the lowest possible charge, and we will work to keep your record clean.

To learn more about your legal rights and options, call Sterger Law Group at (760) 280-7900!


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