California Drug Charges

Have you or a loved one been arrested on drug charges in the greater Los Angeles area? If so, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to protect your legal rights and help you build the best possible defense.

There are a wide range of drug charges in California, and the potential consequences vary depending on the charge you are facing. You can get arrested on a drug charge for possession, sales, transportation, or manufacture relating to various narcotics, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription drugs that are illegally obtained and used

Even if you are convicted of a California drug charge, you may still be able to avoid jail time. Depending on the specific charge, California offers a number of alternatives to jail for individuals convicted on drug charges. In fact, your Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can put forth a strong defense to get you into treatment programs instead of custody and in many cases have the charges reduced or have the charges dropped altogether.

Why You Need a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing a drug charge, you simply need a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to build a winning defense on your behalf. At the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have the resources, knowledge and experience to help you.

We will conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine the nature of the drug charges against you and the extent of the prosecution’s evidence against you. We will look into whether the law enforcement agencies violated your rights when gathering the evidence against you, and if so ask the court to suppress or throw out the evidence that was illegally seized. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will work relentlessly to minimize the potential consequences as we fight for your acquittal.

If a plea bargain is structured in a drug charge the details of the various programs available for drug offenders are incredibly complex.   The slightest details can make the difference between treatment and prison.   Our lawyers know the law and the court system and can help you navigate the matrix.   The lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher also have contacts with all the major treatment centers in Southern California.   In many cases, having a representative from a probation approved program present in court can result in your release to treatment from custody.   Progress reports and further proceedings always go smoother when the program is in direct communication with your lawyer.

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From narcotics possession to sales, transportation, and manufacturing , you want to protect your legal rights. If you or a loved one has been arrested for drug charges, your best option is to consult with a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. For a complimentary consultation with a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher at (800) 797-8406.