Drug Possession Defense Lawyer in Fairfield
Trial-Tested Advocacy for Your Drug Crime Case
In the state of California, it is illegal to be in possession of any type
of controlled substance or prescription drug without a valid and current
prescription. Depending on the amount and type of a drug found within
a person’s possession, a drug possession charge in California can
expose a defendant to a myriad of harsh consequences such as jail time,
expensive fines, and mandatory drug abuse treatment. Drug arrests can
also inflict serious damage to a person’s reputation and harm their
future employment opportunities.
If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, contact
Fairfield drug crime attorneys at The Maher Law Group, APC. Having handled more than 100 jury trials
and earned a selection on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for our
unmatched knowledge and skills, our team of trusted advocates are prepared
to defend your freedom to the full extent of the law.
Call (888) 744-3057 or
schedule a free case review today to review your defense options.
An Overview of California’s Drug Possession Laws
The charge of “possession of a controlled substance” refers
to the act of illegally having drugs under your control. While this could
be as obvious as having a bag of marijuana in your pocket, you do not
actually have to have drugs on your person in order to be charged with
possession. Having a controlled substance in your home, car, or even on
the sidewalk next to you could be enough reason for an officer to arrest
you on possession charges. Depending on the substance in question, drug
possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense.
It is illegal in California to possess any amount of the following types of drugs:
While certain low-level possession charges may bring relatively minor consequences,
situations involving large amounts of illicit drugs can bring up to nine
years in prison and $50,000 in fines. Penalties can also increase depending
on if a defendant is also accused with intent to sell, if the possession
took place in close proximity to a school, and whether the defendant has
prior offenses on their record.
You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Being charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience, especially if
you have never had a run-in with the law before. At The Maher Law Group,
APC, we understand that good people can sometimes find themselves in difficult
situations and are prepared to do everything within our power to protect
your rights during this time. Through possible arguments of unlawful search
and seizure, lack of probable cause, or medical necessity, our
Fairfield criminal defense lawyers can help you level the playing field against the prosecution’s claims.
Do not make the mistake of trusting your case to a less-qualified attorney.
Contact us today to take the first step towards achieving peace of mind for your
drug possession case.