Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer in Temecula

Arrested for a Drug Crime in Temecula?

Under California Health and Safety Code sections 11350, 11377, 11351 or 11378, a person found guilty of possessing or having the intent to sell controlled substances, such as ecstasy, heroin, cocaine or meth, can be fined thousands of dollars and face lengthy incarceration in prison. If you have been arrested for any drug related offense, it is important to seek legal counsel.

Different drugs are classified on a "schedule" system. Each schedule pertains to the dangerousness of the drug. Schedules work on a sliding scale, Schedule I is considered the most dangerous, Schedule II slightly less dangerous and so on and so forth. Drugs of a higher addictive factor or risk factor are of course treated with harsher penalties and felony charges.

So, obviously, heroin carries a more serious criminal charge than possession of marijuana. But remember, marijuana is still an illegal substance in California and any amount of it for sell can be charged as a felony. Also, if you have large amounts of any illegal substance, suspicious packaging materials, scales or large amounts of cash you could be charged with intent to sell on top of your criminal drug charges.

Why It Is Important to Have a Top Defense Lawyer

If you are facing drug charges, whether they are misdemeanors or felony charges, it is important that you seek legal counsel immediately. The police can sometimes arrest people using faulty evidence, weak informants, wrongful accusations or illegitimate search warrants when they enter a property. A skilled and experienced attorney, such as the ones at the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, can help you gather evidence and build a strong defense to help benefit your case. If an attorney cannot acquit or reduce your charges, they can work on securing drug treatment programs in lieu of imprisonment.

If you have been accused of possessing ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, marijuana or methamphetamine in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Winchester, Perris, Banning, Hemet, Corona or Riverside, you need the assistance of an effective and experienced criminal defense attorney.

Call my office immediately at (951) 666-2605 to schedule a free consultation directly with me.


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