Drug Charges Defense Attorney
Drug Possession · Possession With Intent · Manufacturing or Cultivation· Interstate Trafficking
A drug charges defense attorney understands the California criminal laws that impose serious consequences on individuals convicted of drug charges, including the possession and sale of illegal street drugs or prescription narcotics. At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we take your defense just as seriously. Our law firm has connections to experts and private investigators who can help our drug charges defense attorneys uncover evidence to support your defense.
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP represents people cited or arrested for illegal drug possession, possession with intent to sell, or sale of drugs. We treat your case with the seriousness it deserves, whether you have been cited for marijuana possession or are under investigation for drug trafficking.
Will I Go to Jail if I Am Convicted of Drug Possession or Distribution?
Many drug crimes can be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors. In California, a misdemeanor is any crime that is punishable by under a year in jail or less than a $2,000 fine. Felonies carry more serious consequences.
As your defense attorneys, part of our job is to negotiate with the district attorney’s office to allege a specific criminal charge that carries lower potential penalties. For example, sometimes a person is initially charged with felony drug possession. A skilled criminal defense attorney may be able to negotiate the drug charges down to a misdemeanor before you even go to court. We negotiate drug possession or distribution charges based on the amount of product seized the criminal record of the defendant and other circumstances such as whether the arresting officers complied with constitutional search and seizure requirements.
Drug Diversion Programs and Alternative Sentencing
The possibility for alternative sentencing for drug crimes in California is one highest in the nation. Each case is unique based on your circumstances but your case may be referred to a drug court or drug diversion program, where rehabilitation maybe a alternative to jail. A first-time offender that was charged with simple drug possession could be eligible for a drug diversion program. Upon successful completion of the required drug rehab, community service, restitution and probation, the drug possession conviction has the possibility of being removed from your criminal record.
Contact the Lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP
If you are facing drug charges, talking to an attorney is the best way to get the legal answers you need. To contact our team of attorneys at the San Bernardino, California, law offices of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, please call us at