Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Fights Your Drug Crime Charges

Ready to provide you with zealous advocacy

Drug offenses range from possession of a solitary joint to the trafficking of hundreds of pounds of cocaine. One thing all drug crimes carry is stigma. Regardless of the legal penalties against you, there are many social costs. We at the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi work hard to protect your reputation and keep you out of jail. Let us stand up for your rights and build you a solid defense.

Types of drug crimes

If you are arrested for a drug crime, don’t say anything to police. You have the right to remain silent, and you should invoke that right until your attorney arrives. Here are the types of drug offenses our L.A. defense law firm commonly handles:

  • Possession: Under Section 11350 of the California Health and Safety Code, it is a felony to possess cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, GHB, ketamine or prescription drugs you do not have a valid prescription for. Some people who are arrested for possession qualify for drug diversion programs.
  • Sale or transportation: Selling or transporting a controlled substance is a much more serious crime than possession. If convicted, you face many years in prison. The penalties are based on the type of drug and quantity.
  • Drug paraphernalia: If you are caught with a marijuana pipe or other drug paraphernalia, you could receive six months in jail.
  • Manufacturing drugs: Producing, compounding or compressing a controlled substance is a felony in California.

Being under the influence of a controlled substance is a crime

You can be arrested if you are not in possession of any drugs, but are under the influence of drugs. In California, it is a misdemeanor to be intoxicated on illegal drugs in public. If convicted, you face a mandatory minimum penalty of 90 days in jail.

Contact us for experienced drug crime defense

A drug arrest can spiral into multiple charges. When you need experienced legal help, contact the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi. Our office is Los Angeles, California. We have flexible office hours, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case. You can schedule an initial consultation by calling us at (310) 448-1529 or contacting us online. Our office is conveniently located in the Westside Towers in Los Angeles, within minutes of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and steps away from the Expo/Bundy Station. We have flexible hours and weekend appointments, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case.