Protecting Your Record From Drug Charges
While California may have legalized marijuana, the state still takes drug crimes seriously. The legal and incidental consequences of charges related to drugs like meth, prescription drugs, cocaine and heroin can follow someone for a lifetime. With so much at stake in these cases, you should do everything possible to keep your record clear from drug charges.
I am attorney Action Lavitch, and at my office of Action Defense Law, APLC, I am proud to fight against all manner of criminal charges for the people of Los Angeles and Orange County. As a former public defender, I know what a conviction can mean for someone, which is why I do everything possible to protect my clients.
What A Conviction Can Do To You
There are differences between felony and misdemeanor charges. When a crime crosses state lines, such as by transporting drugs to a different state, or the amount of drugs someone has in their passion exceeds a specific amount (which varies depending on the drug), the charges will escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony.
A felony conviction can mean going to prison instead of jail, remaining incarcerated for a longer amount of time, higher fines, and even loss of rights such as the right to vote or own a gun.
When you come to my office for help, I will take the time to help you by reviewing the specific details of your case and exploring opportunities for defenses such as:
- Police error
- The drugs belonged to someone else
- Lack of sufficient evidence
- Proving the substance in question is not a drug
Every case is unique, which is why I do not provide my clients with a “cookie cutter” representation strategy. I am as committed to seeing you beat your charges as you are, and I am prepared to craft a strategy based on your needs.
Start Building Your Defense Today
If you are facing drug charges, now is the time for action. Call me at 213-723-1556 or email me here to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step in protecting your future.