Skilled Guidance For Those Facing Drug Charges
When you have been accused of a drug crime, you may face harsh penalties. Even a first charge of drug possession can lead to county jail time, community service and significant fines.
The attorneys at Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi in San Bernardino understand that drug charges can have a serious impact on you and your loved ones. We have built a strong reputation for success and are committed to creating meaningful results for people charged with a crime in southern California. With experience on both sides of the legal system and extensive knowledge of the legal system, we will fight for your rights and protect your interests both in and out of the courtroom.
How Does California Law Define Drug Possession?
Federal and state laws forbid willfully possessing controlled substances, including:
Possession charges can also include some chemicals and items used in their cultivation or manufacturing of illegal substances and some drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors must prove that a person charged with possession knew the substance was in their possession and that it was a controlled substance.
Penalties can vary depending on whether the authorities charged a person of possessing these items for their own use or possessing them with the intent to sell. California’s “three strikes” law may also put you at risk of long prison sentences if you have prior offenses on your record.
Discuss Your Case With An Attorney
No matter what type of drug charges you face, you deserve experienced legal guidance and a personalized legal strategy. To speak with an experienced lawyer about your case, contact our firm online or call 909-414-3772.