Talk To An Attorney If You Have Been Arrested For Drug Possession In California
Possession of a controlled substance is a serious crime in California. Most of these cases are charged as misdemeanor or felony offenses, and all of them come with significant penalties if you are convicted. The drugs do not have to be yours and may not even need to be in your immediate possession in order for the government to move forward with charges.
If you have been arrested for the illegal possession of any controlled substance, having a qualified defense lawyer representing you can help to ensure that your rights are protected. At the Law Office of Thomas A. Johnson, we have an extensive background in the successful resolution of these cases. Attorney Tom Johnson is a former state and federal prosecutor who represented the government in drug cases just like yours. Today, he uses that experience to protect the rights of the accused.
Presenting A Strong Defense Against Drug Possession Charges
We have represented clients in cases involving all types of drug possession cases. Our experience includes cases involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and prescription drugs. We also handle cases involving the possession of substances used to manufacture illegal substances.
There can be several potential defense strategies available in a drug possession case. During our investigation into your case, we will determine whether the search that uncovered the drugs was legal. We will examine the warrant that was issued to authorize the search, if it even existed, and we will work to ensure that the investigators did not overstep their authority. If they did, we will seek to have any related evidence thrown out.