Defense for Drug Possession Charges

If you’ve been arrested for possession of a controlled substance or narcotic in Sacramento, it’s very important that you speak with an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Although possession may not seem like a serious criminal offense, it is. Drug possession is one of the most commonly committed drug offenses in Sacramento, and prosecutors are not going to let you off easy.

When faced with drug possession charges, it is very important to obtain a dedicated representation of an experienced Sacramento drug possession attorney to avoid a number of legal penalties. The penalties for possession of a controlled substance or narcotic depend on two factors: the quantity of drugs in question, and the type of drug in question. For example, possessing less than 1 oz of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $100 fine, whereas possessing .02 grams cocaine can be an immediate felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Even marijuana can bring about felony charges when you have a large quantity of the drug in your possession.

In addition to imprisonment, a conviction for drug possession can result in thousands of dollars in fines, searchable probation, mandatory drug treatment, community service, and mark on your permanent record.

Contact a Drug Possession Defense Attorney

At Law Office of Russ Wyatt we are committing to providing each and every client with personal attention and uncompromising defense at each stage of the legal process. Should you choose to retain our services, we will immediately begin investigating your charges to look for evidence that will serve your best interest and enhance the strength of your case. In order to be found guilty of drug possession, the prosecution must prove that you not only had the substance or narcotic in your possession, but also that you knew the drug was in your possession and that they were in fact illegal drugs.  You can trust that if there is any indication that the prosecution doesn’t have sufficient evidence, or that the prosecution obtained the evidence unlawfully, we will quickly motion to get the charges reduced to a lesser offense or thrown out completely. Protecting your future and helping you avoid a criminal conviction is our number one priority!