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Drug charges are a serious matter in California, with substantial consequences for those convicted. Certain activities that involve illegal substances can result in a drug charge. Some of the types of illegal substances include:
If you are caught in such activities as drug possession, drug use, sales, distribution, cultivation or trafficking in drugs with any of the above listed illegal substances, you can be arrested and charged with different drug charges, depending on the severity of the crime. The more drugs involved, the greater the penalty. Also, if you have prior convictions this could also cause you to be charged with a more serious crime.
Penalties can range from probation, community service or a small fine to harsh fines, mandatory drug rehabilitation, prison time and even forfeiture of property. Anyone with prior convictions could see the harsher penalties, even for a small amount of an illegal drug in your possession, as the criminal justice system frowns heavily on repeat offenders.
In order to preserve your freedom and your rights, it is recommended you obtain the legal services of a criminal defense attorney right away following an arrest. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens we are highly familiar with these types of cases and have helped numerous clients successfully fight their charges.
When facing drug charges, you are likely worried and anxious about what might happen to you. Your best option is to retain a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer form the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens to vigorously defend you. With our many years of experience in the Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills areas, you can feel confident we can provide you with the personal attention and dedicated legal representation you need at a time like this. Contact our office to find out more about how we can assist you.
Contact criminal defense Lawyer Jeffrey S. Vallens today for effective and dedicated legal help with your drug charges.
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