San Fernando & Van Nuys Drug Defense Lawyer
The San Fernando Valley has some of the top narcotics task forces in the country, both state and federal. As California is a border state, particular attention is paid to the area with regard to the importation of illegal substances through the border, as well as the distribution of the substances throughout the Los Angeles area. There are multiple “sting” operations and investigations going on at all times, and individuals who are caught in the net of law enforcement on drug charges are facing a serious legal situation.
Although lawmakers have greatly decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, when an individual is found with any amount above the restrictions (28.5 grams) they will face criminal charges. In cases in which individuals have been cultivating marijuana, any amount being cultivated will result in a felony charge. In cases of large amounts of marijuana, either in cultivation or in possession, the charge is usually possession with the intent to distribute (or traffic).
A conviction in a marijuana possession charge can result in years spent in state prison, particularly in cases in which over 1000 lbs. of marijuana is found. These cases are often tried in federal court.
Drug Attorney in the San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys
Other types of drug crimes that can cause serious damage to the individual if they are convicted include possession of any amount of a “Schedule 1” narcotic substance such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, meth or drug on the list. If you are found to possess one of these drugs, it is likely that you will face a felony offense, depending upon the amount and type of drug found. No drug crime case should be handled without a skilled drug crime defense lawyer fighting on your behalf. At Schwartz & Weinrieb Attorneys at Law, the legal team has over 80 years of combined experience defending all types of drug crimes, including the most serious of criminal drug crime cases. The firm is known for its hard-hitting and aggressive approach to criminal defense, and you can be assured that no stone will be left unturned when looking for a defense strategy in your case.
Ensuring that your rights regarding search and seizure were not violated is an important aspect of any drug crime case, as well as all the details on police procedure. When violations occur, they can be exploited on behalf of the client by filing court challenges to suppress evidence illegally obtained. The firm is prepared to review and evaluate your case and to advise you of your options in the case.
Whether you are looking for a Burbank Criminal Lawyer, Glendale Criminal Attorney, San Fernando Criminal Lawyer, Van Nuys Criminal Attorney or an attorney in other parts of Los Angeles, Schwartz & Weinrieb is ready to aggressively defend your charges.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, contact a criminal defense attorney from Schwartz & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.