Los Angeles Drug Crimes Lawyer
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Convictions associated with drug crimes are often harsh. Furthermore, a conviction can have long-term consequences. If you have been charged with a drug crime, or if you are under investigation for a drug crime, it is a good idea to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
At Amber Gordon, Attorney at Law, we know how stressful it is to face drug crime allegations, and we are driven to providing our clients with the personalized legal representation they need to feel confident in court. Our Los Angeles drug crime lawyer can help you, too.
Types of Drug Crime Cases
Many situations can lead to drug crime charges being filed against you. The penalties of a conviction also vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case, such as the particular drugs involved, the amount and value of the drugs involved, and whether or not you have a previous conviction on your record.
We routinely handle cases involving:
- Marijuana and medical marijuana charges
- Methamphetamine charges
- Prescription drug crimes
- Schedule I drug charges
- Drug dealing or selling
- Drug possession or possession of drug paraphernalia
- Sale of a drug or controlled substance to a minor
- Drug manufacturing and distribution
- Transportation of narcotics or controlled substances
- Misdemeanor and felony drug charges
Drug Possession Laws in California
In California, drug possession includes two categories: simple possession & possession with intent to sell. According to California law, "simple possession" is classified as a misdemeanor offense. If it is believed an individual intended to deal drugs, the charge becomes "possession for sale."
California Drug Penalties
The penalties in CA for drug possession can be severe, whether a misdemeanor "simple possession" or a charge with "possession with intent to sell." After Proposition 47 passed, penalties in California drug possession laws changed. The following are the penalties you could face for possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana, or possession of concentrated cannabis.
Possession of Controlled Substances
- Up to one year in county jail
Possession of Marijuana
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Up to $500 fine
Less than 28.5 grams:
- Infraction for 18 & under - drug education course & community service
Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
Above 8 grams:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to $500 fine
Drug crimes are prosecuted aggressively. With this in mind, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer familiar with how drug crime cases are handled in Los Angeles as soon as possible.
Gain Experienced Defense for Your Drug Crime Case
At Amber Gordon, Attorney at Law, we know how stressful it is to be charged with a drug crime. Penalties for a drug crime range can include fines, prison time, and a permanent criminal record. Additionally, if you are convicted of a drug crime, you may find that it impacts your employment, your ability to find housing, and family court matters, such as custody and visitation rights.
We know how important it is that your case is handled with care and attention. When you work with our Los Angeles drug crime lawyer, you can rest assured that your case is our priority.
Extensive Jury Trial Experience
Ms. Gordon isn't afraid to go to trial. Having handled many jury trials, some including murder, she is skilled and well equipped to handle your case.
Team Approach to Your Case
We believe the strongest defense involves a team approach. Not only will you be actively involved, but Ms. Gordon will work with experts in various fields in order to build an effective defense.
Exclusive Focus on Criminal Defense
Ms. Gordon handles only criminal related cases with a focus on violent, gang and drug crimes. She has successfully handled cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to murder.