When faced with drug charges, you need aggressive and competent legal counsel. If you have been charged with this type of offense, we urge you to contact our experienced Rancho Cucamonga drug lawyers today for a free consultation. The legal team at the Law Offices of Scott D. Henry understands the far-reaching consequences of a conviction. We have the skills and resources necessary to provide you with a strong defense that allows you to maintain your freedom. Our defense team is committed to fighting tirelessly to help you obtain a favorable conclusion to your case.

State Drug Charges

The state of California leads the nation in the number of drug offender incarcerations. Charges need to be taken seriously and must be diligently defended. Common drug crimes include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Transportation or sale of a controlled substance
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Sale of a controlled substance to a minor

A Rancho Cucamonga attorney could help you fight any drug charges you may be facing.

Drug Trafficking Charges

California Health and Safety code 11379 HS defines drug trafficking as unlawfully transporting, furnishing, administering, selling, or distributing a controlled substance. This offense can result in serious felony charges. If the alleged offense took place over state lines or involved a large amount of a controlled substance, it can be charged as a federal crime, resulting in harsher penalties. Felony drug trafficking convictions carry a prison sentence of three to nine years, fines of up to $20,000, felony probation, and community service.

Simple Drug Possession

California Health and Safety code 11350 HS makes it unlawful to possess a controlled substance unless you have a valid prescription. Controlled substances often involved in these crimes include meth, LSD, heroin, cocaine, Xanax, and hydrocodone. It is the most commonly charged misdemeanor drug charge and carries penalties of up to one year in jail, a maximum $1,000 fine, informal probation, and community service. 

How an Experienced Drug Defense Attorney Can Help

The potential consequences that typically result from a drug crime conviction are harsh and may last for a lifetime. Fortunately, an experienced drug defense lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga could negotiate effectively to have the charges reduced or even dismissed. Our skilled legal team could create a strong argument tailored to your specific case. Some of these arguments may include but are not limited to:

  • Having a valid prescription for the substance in question.
  • Not being aware of being in possession of a controlled substance.
  • The substance in question belonged to another person.
  • The substance was found due to an unlawful search and seizure by police.
  • The substance in question was not a controlled substance.

Talk to a Knowledgeable Rancho Cucamonga Drug Attorney Today

Our knowledgeable Rancho Cucamonga drug lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott D. Henry know precisely what needs to be done to obtain a positive resolution. We build proactive, solid strategies that protect your best interests and freedoms. Our long-standing relationships with law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges help us negotiate on your behalf effectively. Contact our law offices today for a free, confidential case analysis. We could review your charges, advise you of your rights, and begin building an aggressive defense.

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