Los Angeles Drug Charges Defense Attorney
The War on Drugs has resulted in the incarceration of millions of people and the ruination of countless lives over victimless crimes. Prosecutors on the state and federal level are aggressive in going after people even for minor drug offenses, sometimes charging defendants with crimes carrying lengthy mandatory minimum sentences, even if the defendant has minimal involvement in the drug trade.
You need to defend yourself and fight for your constitutional rights if you have been accused of any drug offense. At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we represent clients facing all types of drug charges, from simple possession to drug trafficking. We are ready to help you avoid being found guilty or reduce the possible penalties that could affect your future.
Drug Charges in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, you can be charged with simple possession if you are found to have small amounts of drugs under your control. You can also be charged with much more serious drug crimes including:
- Manufacture of controlled substances.
- Possession with intent to sell.
- Drug trafficking.
The law actually allows you to be charged with intent to sell drugs even if there is no clear proof you had ever been given any money for the transfer of narcotics. If you have enough of a drug allegedly under your control that it appears to be too much for personal use, this can lead to charges of possession with intent to sell.
A drug conviction can get you sent to jail, even for simple possession of certain controlled substances. You could be deprived of future access to federal aid, have a felony on your record, be disqualified from many jobs, and face large fines. You need to take the charges seriously and get the help you need to respond aggressively to the prosecution against you.
How a Los Angeles Drug Charges Defense Attorney Can Help
Many people are charged with drug crimes after the drugs are found as part of an illegal search. Your attorney will review the circumstances of any investigation into your alleged crimes to determine if police acted improperly. Evidence obtained illegally can be suppressed and kept from being used in court.
Your Los Angeles drug charges defense attorney can also assist in negotiating a plea deal to reduce charges or in raising defenses including:
- No proof of possession.
- Insufficient evidence of alleged drug offenses.
- Lawful prescription/ legal right to have the controlled substance
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP will explain all of your options for fighting drug charges and will work hard to help you defend yourself in court. We are serious about fighting for the rights of drug defendants, so give us a call today to get an advocate on your side.