The state of California has one of the highest rates for drug convictions. Criminal defendants who are accused of committing drug crimes have every right to defend themselves against the charges. The best and first line of defense is to hire an experienced Torrance drug defense attorney to represent you in your criminal matter.
Regardless of whether you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, a conviction can have a detrimental impact on every area of life and has the potential to limit your ability to obtain employment and live as a free member of society. If you have been charged with a drug offense, do not hesitate to contact a Torrance drug defense attorney as soon as possible. The sooner a Torrance drug defense lawyer becomes involved in your case, the better.
Types of Drug Crimes
There are a number of drug crimes in the state of California. A drug offense can either be a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on what drug is at issue, the amount of the drug involved, and the portion of the statute that the accused is charged under. Our Torrance drug defense attorneys have frequently encountered clients charged with the following:
- Misdemeanor drug possession
- Felony drug possession
- Drug transportation
- Possession with intent to sell
- Developing/making drugs
- Cultivation of marijuana
Penalties for Conviction
If you are charged and convicted of a misdemeanor drug offense, you can face up to one year in jail and/or receive a fine of up to $1000. If you are charged and convicted of a felony drug offense, you can face many years in prison and receive thousands of dollars in fines.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact the law office of El bufete de abogados Mattern today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Torrance drug defense attorneys. Our Torrance drug defense lawyers have combined over 15 years of experience representing criminal defendants in a wide range of matters including those involving drug offenses. Call our office at 888-420-8932 to schedule a free initial consultation today.