Ventura Drug Crime Lawyer
Types of Drug Cases in California Handled by Our Firm
Drug crimes are those that involve the use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances. It is a common misconception that a charge can only be levied against a person if they commit an offense with an illegal drug. The possession of prescription medications can also be a crime if the person caught in physical control of the substance did not have a valid prescription.
Contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch about any of the following drug charges:
- Marijuana/medical marijuana
- International drug trafficking
- Prescription drugs
- Proposition 36
- Under the influence
If you've been accused of a drug crime in the Ventura area, seek legal defense immediately. Because government and criminal investigations often become "rushes to judgment," the defendant's constitutional rights can be overlooked and violated.
With Mr. Welch on your side, this may not be the case. As a former prosecutor, our attorney actively works to protect the rights of our clients in all types of drug-related offenses. The Law Office of Christopher P. Welch can work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf, and we have achieved many successful case results in the past!
Penalties for Drug Crime Charges
The punishments you could face upon conviction for a drug crime will depend on the degree of the offense, penalties include:
- Jail time
- Mandatory drug, alcohol, and/or psychological counseling
- Loss of income or loss of employment
Drug crime penalties can double when the offense occurs near a school or when it involves minors. If you forego your right to legal representation and you are ultimately convicted, you could experience difficulty in obtaining any future job that requires government or security clearance.
How Search & Seizure Laws in California Can Help Your Defense!
California’s search and seizure laws can play a significant role in the defense of drug crime cases. When law enforcement officials are investigating an alleged offense, they are expected o abide by certain rules of conduct during the search of a person, their home, or their car. If these rules are not strictly followed, the officer violated the individual's protections. As such, the charges made against them could be invalidated.
If you’re facing charges for any type of drug crime, and you feel your rights were violated during the investigation, call our Ventura attorney to review the facts of your circumstances. We’ll look at every detail leading up to your arrest to determine whether an illegal search and seizure was involved and if we can file a motion to have the evidence suppressed.
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