If you are facing drug charges, you will need capable and aggressive legal representation. Our San Bernardino drug lawyers at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry have the expertise necessary to defend you effectively. Drug convictions lead to harsh penalties that may include fines, jail time, and a criminal record. It is essential to have legal representation that can fight zealously on your behalf to obtain the result you need.

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. “Simple possession” is the most commonly charged drug offense in California. Under Proposition 47, simple possession is charged as a misdemeanor and carries penalties of up to one year in jail, community service, and a $1,000 fine.

Drug Diversion Programs in San Bernardino County

California’s pretrial diversion law, Penal Code 1000 PC, gives individuals arrested on low-level drug crimes, such as simple possession, a chance to have their charges dismissed if they successfully complete a drug diversion program, thereby allowing them to avoid jail time and a criminal record. However, if they fail to complete diversion, they will be convicted of the original charge and receive any penalties the court orders.

If you have been charged with a drug crime and would like to know if you are eligible for a drug diversion program, contact our lawyers today.

How a Southern California Drug Defense Attorney Can Help

Facing drug charges is a serious matter. The potential consequences are severe, but a knowledgeable attorney could negotiate to get the best resolution possible. Depending on the facts of the alleged offense, our skilled legal team could build an effective defense strategy tailored to your case. Solid defenses include:

  • You had a valid prescription for the substance in question.
  • You were not aware you were in possession of a controlled substance.
  • The substance belonged to another person.
  • The substance was found as a result of an unlawful search and seizure by police.

Consult with a San Bernardino Drug Defense Attorney Today

At the Law Office of Scott D. Henry, our highly sought-after attorneys have a proven track record of successfully defending our clients against drug-related charges. Our proactive and diligent approach typically results in dropped or reduced charges. If charges are unavoidable, we could aggressively advocate to have you placed in a drug diversion program, helping you avoid a criminal conviction.

If you have been charged with a crime related to controlled substances, it is essential to consult with a skilled San Bernardino drug lawyer as soon as possible. Acting quickly is essential in any criminal matter. Our skilled team could quickly begin investigating the alleged offense and aggressively advocating on your behalf. Please contact our office today for a free case analysis. We understand the fear and frustration you are experiencing and are dedicated to fighting tirelessly to defend your rights and ensure you receive the best outcome possible.

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