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Aggressive Defense After a Drug-related Arrest in Bonsall

Bonsall is immersed in nature with the Wild Wonders, a wildlife refuge, located on the outskirts of the town. The community is rural-based and was recently affected by wildfires in 2017. Bonsall is considered to be a low crime area but there are still offenses being committed, and defendants who need representation. jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys specializes in criminal defense and is just a short drive from Bonsall.

James Dicks founded jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys over 30 years ago and has spent each one of these years as a defense attorney in criminal cases. Prior to founding jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys, James Dicks was a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department where he specialized as an undercover narcotics investigator.

The knowledge that Dicks acquired as a police officer has helped him to succeed as a criminal defense attorney. With this much experience behind you, why go anywhere else? Call jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys at (760) 630-2000, for the best firm to protect you.

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Drug-Related Offenses In Bonsall


It is a criminal offense to possess any illegal substance. An illegal substance can include:

  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Prescription medication without authority

Possession For Sale

If someone is charged with possession for the purpose of selling, then the prosecution will need to prove that you have an intent to sell. It is often thought that to be charged under this offense the police will have to catch you in the act of selling the substance. However, unfortunately this is misguided as the state can prove this using other forms of evidence. Evidence that may contribute to an intent to sell includes:

  • Measuring equipment
  • Quantity of substance
  • Witness statements

Possession of Paraphernalia

It is an offense to have equipment that can be used for the purpose of ingesting drugs. This may include:

  • Bongs
  • Pipes
  • Needles
  • Cooking spoons

Under The Influence

There are two different charges that you may be charged with if you are under the influence. Firstly, you may just be charged with being under the influence. This means that if a person can detect that you are under the influence of drugs then you can be held liable. The more serious offense is being under the influence while driving. You can be charged with being under the influence of drugs or alcohol in this instance.

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Possible Defenses

There are some possible defenses available if you are charged with a drug related offense. These include:

  • Having authority for a prescription
  • The drugs did not belong to you
  • Entrapment
  • Illegal process used by the police
  • Illegal search and seizure

If you think that you have a defense that applies to your circumstances, consult with a Bonsall drug crime defense lawyer to help prove your innocence.

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Severity of Drug Offenses

If convicted of a drug offense, the severity of the punishment is determined on a case by case basis, but there are factors that will indicate the level of punishment that a person may receive. These factors include the past behavior of the defendant, past criminal history, past criminal convictions of drug related offenses, the quantity of drugs and the type of drug involved. Based on these factors the punishment that may be received can include:

  • Community service
  • Imprisonment
  • Fine
  • Probation
  • Counseling or rehab

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What Should You Do Next?

In order to get the best result possible, seeking legal advice is a must. A Bonsall criminal defense lawyer will understand the severity of a drug related charge, guiding you to getting the best result in the circumstances. Lawyers have experience with the justice system and with a number of different circumstances.

If you need a lawyer who you can count on after being charged with a Bonsall drug crime, jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys is the right fit for you. Trusted by many clients, call jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys at (760) 630-2000 to protect your rights.

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