Under state and federal law, it is illegal to possess, sell, or distribute drugs such as marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, and PCP. It is also considered illegal to possess or distribute prescription drugs that have been obtained in an unlawful manner. If you are facing criminal charges for a drug crime, it is critical that you contact our legal team as soon as possible. State and federal authorities are continuing to crack down on drug offenses of any kind; you need the professional legal defense to have a strong chance of avoiding severe punishment.
Anyone facing a drug charge in San Francisco is facing a formidable challenge. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors are determined to develop enough evidence to obtain a conviction in every case. With the financial resources and manpower that the government has at its disposal, prosecutors address each drug case with the intention of proving guilt and obtaining the harshest penalties possible. Whether you will face state or federal prosecution depends upon the circumstances of the arrest. It is crucial to your future that you have the assistance of a criminal defense attorney at our firm, with extensive experience in fighting all manner of drug charges.
Most drug charges are felonies with serious penalties including jail or prison time. The kind and amount of drug involved will determine the type of charges and severity of the possible sentence.
Our firm is prepared to aggressively defend a client charged with offenses such as:
The penalties for drug crimes vary substantially, in connection with factors such as:
One important aspect of any drug case centers on police conduct and the legality of the search and seizure and arrest. This is so important that Attorneys Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter co-authored the California Loose-Leaf Search and Seizure Handbook, which is widely read and used in the legal community. The constitutional right to freedom from illegal search and seizure is so potent that vital evidence in your case may be suppressed and charges reduced or dropped if it is violated. Whether you are currently under investigation or you have already been arrested for a drug crime, don’t wait to talk with a criminal lawyer at our firm to discuss your defense.
If you are facing any type of drug charge, contact a San Francisco drug crime attorney at our firm.