Los Angeles Drug Possession Lawyer
Have you been charged with a possession drug crime?
In California, drugs are categorized by schedule depending on the danger that the drug poses. The schedule system is also used to determine the seriousness of a drug crime, and will be used to determine penalties for the charges you are facing. The more dangerous the drug is, the harsher the penalties you face will be. Schedule 1 drugs refer to the most dangerous drugs with high risk of addiction or dependency, and have no legitimate medical use. Drugs included in schedule 1 include LSD, marijuana and heroin among others.
Schedule 2 drugs are those that do have a high risk of abuse, but may have some legitimate use for medical purposes such as opium, cocaine, various amphetamines and others. These schedules continue up to schedule 5 which includes drugs that have a very low risk of dependency and include things like Tylenol with Codeine. Depending on the amount and type of drug that you are arrested for possession of, you could be facing penalties of mandatory prison time. There are options available to those who are charged with a drug crime such as possession in California. One option is drug court, a one year program in which you will participate in counseling, random drug testing, 12 step programs, and judicial reviews.
Defending Those Charged with Possession
If you have been charged with possession of illegal drugs, then you could face imprisonment and a permanent felony on your record if convicted. An Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin will be able to advise you of your options, and provide experienced representation of your case in court. Our firm has many years of experience in the area of criminal defense, we offer a free initial consultation as well as 24/7 contact availability.