Drug offenses involve a large variety of crimes in the State of California and range from misdemeanors to felonies. Drug crimes may also be combined with offenses such as proeprty crimes, violent crimes, or juvenile crimes. At the Law Office of Laura M. Pettty, we have the experience you need to defend yourself from any drug-related charges. If you are charged with a drug crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney must be retained quickly to help ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
Our firm handles such cases as:
- Possession of an illegal drug or any sort of controlled substance
- Possession with the intent to deliver or sell
- Drug manufacturing
- Cultivation of marijuana (the growing, producing and processing of the plant itself)
- The sale of controlled substances
- Drug importation or transportation
- Prescription fraud
Penalties for Drug Crimes
Potential penalties in drug cases depend on what exactly the charges consist of. Loss of driving privileges, high fines, and long jail or prison sentences are all possible. The authorities may even seize your money and property. If you have prior convictions, the penalties may be harsher. Some offenses, such as cultivation or possession of a large volume of controlled substances, can become federal crimes, increasing the potential fines and term of imprisonment.
Fortunately, we know effective strategies to combat the charges that you face. Evidence obtained through illegal searches or seizures by the police may be inadmissible in court. Poorly done or improper investigations can result in insufficient evidence to prove all elements the crime or crimes with which you are charged. The key to success is a proper and thorough investigation and skilled preparation of your case.
If you have been accused of a drug crime, immediately contact our firm for assistance. Our Solano County lawyers can ensure that you are properly defended. We are proud to serve the Solano County communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Suisun City, Woodland, Contra Costa and Rio Vista.