Drug Possession Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga
Penalties of Drug Possession
Being charged with a drug crime in California can have very harsh consequences. For a first offense, the possession of a controlled substance may result in a penalty of imprisonment for up to a year. You could also be fined up to $1,000 and may be ordered to perform community service. For any subsequent possession charges, the fines are more extensive and the terms of imprisonment are longer. If you are charged with possession with the intent to sell, you could face as much as a 5-year prison sentence and other serious penalties.
There are many factors that comprise a possession charge. The type of drug and quantity discovered are also taken into account. The location you are in also makes a difference (near a school, playground, etc.), as well as if there were any minors involved in your drug charge.
A competent Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorney will be able to review all the facts surrounding your case and answer any questions you may have. Do not delay in retaining a lawyer to help you outline a forceful defense for the charges filed against you.
Drug Crimes in California
There are a number of different drug crimes that you could be charged with along with possession.
- Such charges include but are not limited to:
- Possession with the intent to sell
- Drug sales
At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, we are experienced in defending against drug charges in California. We are dedicated to providing an effective defense for our clients and have had much success in obtaining positive results. If you have been charged with drug possession or other drug crimes, we advise you to not attempt to defend yourself. A skilled and qualified attorney may be able to fight to have the charges against you to be reduced or dismissed.
Contact a drug possession lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga if you or someone you love has been arrested for drug possession or other drug crimes.