Drug Possession

Orange County California Drug Possession Lawyers

Being accused of, or charged with any type of drug crime in Orange County, California is very serious. One of the more common types of drug crimes committed in southern California is drug possession. This means that at the time of the arrest you were caught with drugs or drug paraphernalia on you. Often times a drug possession charge is part of multiple charges that led to the drugs being found on you. An example would be perhaps if you were pulled over for DUI and the police found drugs in your car. Generally, the charges would be Health and Safety Code section 11377a or 11350a. They could also include 11351, 11351.5, 11352, 11378, and 11379.

Newport Beach, CA Drug Crime Attorney

If you have been arrested for a drug crime anywhere in Orange County, California it is in your best interest to speak with a skilled Santa Ana, CA Drug Possession Defense Lawyer. Call Orange County Criminal Attorney David E. Swanson at 949-477-3030. Mr. Swanson has an office near Harbor Courthouse for your convenience.

California Drug Possession Laws

In the state of California a drug possession charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. What decides if it is a felony or a misdemeanor is the type of drug found in your possession as well as the amount of drugs. Also, what the police suspect you are going to do with the drugs is a factor. A skilled and experienced Irvine, CA Drug Possession Lawyer can help protect your rights regardless of whether or not your case is considered a felony or a misdemeanor.

Narcotics Involved in California Drug Possession Cases

Consequences of a California Drug Possession Charges

Being convicted of being in possession of even a minor amount of illegal drugs will have severe and immediate legal, administrative and financial penalties. You will have attorney’s fees, court costs, fines, fees and possibly a jail sentence. Also, you will lose your driving privileges, perhaps your job. You may even find your ability to rent an apartment or house may be impacted with a drug possession conviction. You may also be ineligible for student loans.

Let A Drug Possession Defense Attorney Work For You

Working with a competent Orange County, CA Drug Crime Lawyer is in a good idea as they will plan a strategic and sound defense for you and they will make sure your rights are protected every step of the way. Call Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney David E. Swanson at 949-477-3030. Mr. Swanson can also be reached via email by clicking here. With many years serving those charged with drug crimes in Orange County, California he will aggressively fight for your rights while attempting to minimize the consequences of your charges.

The Law Office of David E. Swanson handles all types of narcotic related criminal offenses throughout Orange County, California. This includes Fullerton, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Bolsa Chica, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Orange, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and San Clemente.