Bakersfield Drug Crime Attorneys
California’s Drug Crime Laws
Small amounts of drugs or marijuana are low level crimes now; however these charges can cause you to lose professional and vocational licenses. This might include childcare, pilot, realtor, teaching credentials and other professions. You may face additional consequences to your future employment, career, and other opportunities. You need to hire an experienced drug crimes lawyer in Bakersfield to fight your drug charges, no matter the circumstances of your case.
Types of Drug Crimes
Humphrey & Thompson can help you with all types of drug cases, including those that involve:
Possession is generally not as serious as other drug crimes. The penalties differ depending on factors like quantity, conspiracy, location, firearms and the type of drug possessed. Possession can be a misdemeanor or a felony.
If you are accused of selling controlled substances or illegally obtained pharmaceutical drugs, you will be facing a serious criminal charge. Even being found with a large amount of drugs in your possession can point to the intent to sell or distribute, with severe penalties, often including time spent in state prison. If you are charged with sales, you need an experienced attorney to fight for you.
Any time a large amount of drugs is found by the police, the charges will be bumped up to something much more serious than mere possession. A large amount of any illegal drug can result in being charged with intent to distribute or sell. If it is determined that these drugs were intended for distribution, you could be facing felony charges that can land you in prison.
What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes?
The severity of your charges, as well as the level of punishment you will receive if convicted, depends upon the type of drug, the amount of drug, the location (near schools or parks), and your previous criminal record. These factors will all be considered in deciding the charges and consequences you will face. If you are convicted of a drug crime you could be facing lengthy jail or prison sentences, large fines, probation and more.
Drug Crime Attorney in Bakersfield: Aggressive Defense Counsel
At Humphrey & Thompson, we are dedicated to defending our clients against their drug crime charges, and other serious criminal offenses. With over 30 years of criminal defense and prosecutorial experience, we have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and the resources to fight for your defense.
We can analyze your case and identify any weaknesses in the case against you, with the goal of having your charges reduced or ultimately dropped. Working with Humphrey & Thompson will afford you the best chance at beating your charges and retaining your freedom and reputation. Call us today!
Contact a Bakersfield drug crimes attorney from our firm today if you are facing possession, sales, distribution, or any other type of drug crime charge.