Drug crimes are very prevalent in California because the Legislature decided to pursue these activities as crimes instead of medical conditions that require serious intervention and addiction counseling.
If you have been arrested, the difference between rehab and a prison cell could very well be the attorney that you choose to represent you. If you hire a lawyer with a very large practice who you only see in court and barely speak to, don't be surprised if you wind up in a cell. You should be able to directly talk with your attorney whenever you have a relevant question about your situation that needs to be answered. You don't need to talk to a paralegal, a secretary, or the recent hire fresh out of law school. You get to choose your counsel so choose someone who is going to devote his full attentions to your case.
There are a lot of nuances when it comes to drug crimes. For example, in a lot of places there is a certain amount of drugs you can possess before the charge levied against you becomes a felony. A skilled lawyer will hopefully be able to knock down a felony possession to a misdemeanor charge if you have no priors and your possession wasn't completely egregious like kilos or pounds. Users should not be in prison cells; they should be in medical facilities getting the help that they so desperately need. If you are in the Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona or Riverside areas and require a defense attorney, contact us. We can help!