Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Fights Your Drug Crime Charges

In Los Angeles, facing drug crime charges is a critical issue with far-reaching implications. At The Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we recognize the severity of these charges, which range from possession of marijuana to trafficking significant quantities of substances like cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. In California, drug offenses are not limited to illegal substances; they also include the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications. These charges are among the most common and stringently prosecuted in the state.

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Impact of Proposition 47 on Drug Crime Charges in California

Nearly a decade ago, California voters passed Proposition 47, significantly altering the legal landscape for drug possession charges. Prior to this proposition, many drug possession offenses were treated as felonies. However, with the enactment of Proposition 47, the majority of these drug crimes have been reclassified as misdemeanors. This shift represents a substantial change in how California approaches drug offenses, focusing more on rehabilitation rather than severe penalization. The reclassification under Proposition 47 has led to reduced sentences for eligible offenses and has opened avenues for those previously convicted under the old laws to have their felonies re-evaluated and potentially reduced to misdemeanors.

Type of Drug Crimes We Defend

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:

  • Drug Transportation
  • DUI and Drugs
  • Ecstasy Charges
  • Federal Drug Crimes
  • Federal Offenses
  • Forging or Altering a Prescription
  • Juvenile Drug Crimes
  • Ketamine
  • Marijuana Cultivation
  • Marijuana Possession and Sales
  • Possession of Meth for Sale
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Prescription Fraud

 

Defenses for California Drug Crimes

In Los Angeles, defending against drug crime charges often involves a multifaceted approach. Common strategies include challenging the legality of evidence collection, particularly if there was a lack of a warrant or probable cause, which could lead to suppression of evidence. Disputing actual possession is another key defense, arguing that the defendant did not have control over or knowledge of the drugs. Additionally, questioning the intent to distribute, especially in cases where the amount of substance might not clearly indicate sales, can be crucial. In each scenario, the goal is to scrutinize every aspect of the case, from the arrest to the evidence, ensuring that the rights of the accused are fully protected.

Contact Our Los Angeles Drug Crimes Attorney Today

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.

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    Disclaimer: The content provided here is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is not intended to predict outcomes, as individual circumstances vary and laws may change over time. Those seeking legal advice should consult with a qualified attorney to understand how current laws apply to their specific situation. For detailed legal guidance on the topics discussed, please contact our law firm directly.