Defending Drug Charges

California has very tough drug laws and depending on the courthouse you are in and whether you have prior offenses or are on probation, you may be looking at jail or prison time. An experienced criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between your freedom and jail. The laws on drug cases vary widely between misdemeanor and felony charges. Penalties will depend on the type of drug and the quantity allegedly found.

There are a lot of crimes that fall under the drug offenses category. Here are a few:

  • Possession for Sale
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Trafficking
  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

How to Request an Expungement after a Drug Crime Case

If you are eligible for an expungement and wish to pursue one, your first step is to contact a criminal defense attorney who specializes in expungement. The process of requesting an expungement can be complicated and requires the filing of paperwork with the court, as well as providing notice to all relevant parties. An experienced attorney will be able to guide you through the process, ensuring that everything is done correctly and helping increase your chances of successfully expunging your criminal record.

Consult with an Oakland Drug Crime Attorney Today

Whether you are facing charges for possession of a controlled substance for sale, federal charges involving multiple co-defendants or even a small amount of illegal drugs for personal use, the penalties can have long-term effects on your life, reputation, and background checks. In all drug cases, there are many ways to protect you from harsh penalties including jail or prison time. You need an experienced attorney in Oakland to minimize the long-term consequences of your case. Lamano Law Office are highly experienced criminal defense lawyers and very aggressive when defending clients against drug charges.

Contact Lamano Law Office if you have been charged a drug related crime. Schedule a consultation online or call us at (510) 842-0750.