Redwood City Drug Crimes Lawyer
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Whether you are facing a simple possession charge or a more serious transportation or trafficking charge, you need an experienced attorney to defend your rights and help you get the best possible result for your situation. At the Law Offices of M. Gabriela Guraiib, our drug crime attorney in Redwood City is highly dedicated and always puts our clients first.
Drug crime convictions may result in severe penalties, including jail or prison sentences, large fines, and other consequences. We seek to have clients sentenced to drug rehabilitation rather than jail time whenever possible. Because each situation is unique, we recommend scheduling a consultation to get advice for your specific circumstances.
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Common Drug Charges in California
Drug crimes are offenses that involve making, possessing, using, or selling controlled substances in ways that violate state and federal laws. Controlled substances include legal recreational substances like alcohol and marijuana, prescription drugs, and illicit substances such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
Consequences for a drug crime vary depending on the circumstances, but multiple convictions often lead to felony charges. Furthermore, drug crime convictions can bar you from participating in certain careers, making it difficult for you to find employment.
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Penalties for Drug Charges in California
The penalties for drug crimes in California can vary depending on the kind of drug, the quantity of drug, or if there was intent to sell. Depending on the circumstances around your arrest, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or felony charge.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor drug offense, you could face up to six months in jail. A felony drug offense is punishable by up to three years in prison. Both misdemeanor and felony drug offenses carry the potential of a permanent criminal record. If you are arrested or questioned by police, it is important to exercise your right to an attorney before speaking to law enforcement officers to ensure your rights are protected during questioning.
Evaluating Your Arrest
Our Redwood City drug crime lawyer will carefully evaluate your case and how evidence was gathered to look for any possible mistakes by law enforcement officers. For example, narcotics officers often fail to follow proper rules for search and seizure, engage in entrapment, exaggerate in police reports, or sidestep other laws in gathering evidence and making arrests. We make sure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.