Oakland Drug Possession & Sale Lawyer
Call to Explore Your Options with an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
In California, possession and sale of controlled dangerous substances can carry serious penalties. The Law Offices of Torres & Caraves and our defense attorneys are committed to providing aggressive, proven defense for clients facing drug charges. With prosecutorial experience and in-depth knowledge of the criminal process, we can guide you through each step and fight to ensure that you are fairly treated by the courts and prosecutors. Whether you are facing infractions, misdemeanors, or a felony, discuss your charges with a team of proven criminal defense lawyers who are willing to work hard to protect your future.
We can represent clients facing charges for drug crimes involving a broad range of drugs:
- Illegal prescriptions
Drug Diversion for Non-Violent Possession
Certain individuals may qualify for diversion programs for non-violent drug possession. These programs allow the individual to complete drug treatment programs as an alternative to serving time in jail or prison. Once the program is complete, the drug charges can be dismissed by a judge. Our drug possession attorneys in Oakland can discuss whether you are eligible and push for this option if it is in your best interests.
Penalties for Drug Possession & Sale in California
Drug crimes are punished according to the type of drug, the quantity, a defendant's criminal history, and whether special circumstances are involved. For example, sale to minors and sale of certain drugs on places of worship, schools, or youth centers can carry enhanced penalties.
In general, possession and sale charges are punishable by jail time, fines, and a criminal record.
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We can start you off with a free initial consultation. During this discussion, we can review your case and provide an assessment of a likely outcome as well as possible defenses. We have decades of proven insight and experience that we are ready to share with you.
Call us at (510) 953-5551 to reach a member of our team.