Cardiff Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
Cardiff is an easy to access town with the San Diego Freeway running alongside it, and is often called Cardiff-by-the-sea due to its great location. It is known for its stunning beaches and is very popular among surfers. The crime rate in Cardiff is at an average level for an American town, but a large portion of the crimes are drug related. There are a variety of drug-related crimes that could be occurring, and whenever someone is charged with any one of the crimes they will need to consult with a Cardiff defense lawyer.
jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys have the criminal experience that you need to have fighting for you. With James Dicks’ qualifications and professional connections, such as being a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, you will be getting a top criminal defense team on your case.
Call jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys at (760) 630-2000 if you want a lawyer with specialized expertise who will cater for all your legal needs.
The laws relating to drug offenses are found within the Health and Safety Code. This code lays out a variety of drug-related offenses and the minimum and/or maximum penalties for that offense. The most commonly known drug offense is the possession of illegal substances. This offense requires the state to prove that the alleged defendant possessed an illegal substance.
An illegal substance can include heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, and prescription drugs without authority. Because there is such a wide range of controlled substances, there are varying degrees of punishments, depending on what drug you have, and the quantity of the drug.
If you are found possessing a large quantity of a particular drug this can also be used as evidence to charge a person with possession for the purpose of sale. The state in this offense does not actually have to have evidence that you sold to someone.
All they need to do is prove that you have an intent to sell by using other evidence such as equipment, quantity and witness statements. This is regarded as a more serious offense and has a higher penalty than possession. In most cases imprisonment and/or a fine is given if convicted.
Being under the influence is also an offense under the Health and Safety Code, which could result in imprisonment or a fine depending on a range of factors. Closely related to this offense is the offense of driving while under the influence. A person can be convicted for driving under the influence while being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If convicted under this offense then the punishment will likely be imprisonment or a fine.
It is not only imprisonment and fines that a person should be concerned about when facing drug related charges, as these charges can have a serious impact on your social and professional lives. Having a criminal conviction means that it will often need to be disclosed to employers or potential employers which will have an effect on whether they want to hire you or not.
Hiring a Cardiff criminal lawyer should be a top priority when facing drug charges. Lawyers who have handled cases on drug-related offenses have knowledge of the process and of the possible defenses available. In any drug related offense, there are particular defenses that may apply to your situation, such as the drugs belonging to someone else, illegal behavior by the police, or entrapment.
Experience is a must when it comes to choosing who to hire as your lawyer, and with over 30 years’ experience jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys has that covered. jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys will advocate for your rights and help you get a reduced sentence in Cardiff. Contact us at (760) 630-2000 for outstanding legal services.
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