Drug Possession Charges
When you have been charged with drug possession, you are in serious trouble in California. The penalties can be very severe for such charges, and a conviction will go on your permanent criminal record, available to future employers. It is crucial you contact a criminal attorney quickly if you are facing such a charge. A skilled lawyer from Gold & Witham will assist you in defending yourself against this charge, and in many cases the charges may be dismissed or reduced.
Some possession charges are misdemeanors in California. This does not mean that you should go ahead and plead "guilty". As this conviction goes on your record, if you are ever in the position of being charged with another crime, your penalties may be enhanced.
Contact Gold & Witham if you are facing drug possession charges
Each drug possession case has unique circumstances surrounding it. Each step of the drug possession charge must be fully reviewed by a criminal defense lawyer such as those from our firm to discover what court challenges can be made. Was the police stop done correctly and legally? A law enforcement officer must have probable cause for such a stop. In many cases, errors in police procedure may provide openings for court challenges. When challenges are successful, the charges may be dismissed or reduced.
One hopes that when facing law enforcement, a citizen is dealing with an ethical officer. However, errors are made, even by professional officers. With a skilled attorney fighting for your rights, you increase the chances of a better outcome in your case. At Gold & Witham, your case will be made a priority, and will be thoroughly reviewed to discover legal errors that may lead to your case being dismissed or reduced.