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Drug Offenses In Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Sante Fe is largely a residential area, located just north of San Diego. With a relatively small population the community is welcoming and is also home to some of the best public schools in America. Rancho Sante Fe has a relatively low crime rate but when crime does occur in the area, defendants will need a great lawyer to assist them.

jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys specializes in criminal defense and was founded by criminal defense attorney James Dicks, a former police officer, who knows the ins and outs of the legal system. James Dicks is one of only 30 attorneys who is a board-certified specialist in criminal defense law.

With over 30 years’ experience he is the right person for the job. jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys will provide top service and will strive for excellence. Call us at (760) 630-2000 for an accomplished Rancho Santa Fe defense attorney who will fight for you.

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What Drugs Are Illegal?

In California under the Health and Safety Code, there are many substances that are illegal, including methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. Interestingly, having prescription medicine without authority is also illegal.

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What Can Someone Be Charged With?

California’s drug related offenses are extensive and you may be charged with more than one offense due to the various charges that the state can bring against you. Some of the more common charges that people can be charged with include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession for the sale of a controlled substance
  • Possession of paraphernalia
    • Paraphernalia is equipment used when taking drugs including; bongs, pipes and needles
  • Sale, transportation for sale of a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing of a controlled substance
  • Being under the influence
  • Driving under the influence

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What Is The Severity Of The Punishment?

The severity of punishment can range anywhere from rehabilitation or fines, through to imprisonment. Many factors contribute to the decision, these contributing factors include:

  • The severity of the crime, including the type of drug involved
  • Past behavior by the defendant
  • Prior criminal convictions
  • Past drug related convictions
  • The amount of illegal substances that a person had in their possession

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What Should You Do When Facing Rancho Santa Fe Drug Charges?

First and foremost you should contact a lawyer so that the lawyer can investigate the legality of the charge. This includes finding out whether the police used legal processes in their arrest, search and seizure, as well as the processes they used after you had been arrested. If the police used an improper process, in most circumstances the charge can be dropped.

A Rancho Santa Fe drug crime lawyer will also investigate whether you have any defense to the charge. The most likely defenses in a drug related charge are that you had authority to obtain prescription substances, the drugs did not belong to you but someone else, and entrapment. If any one of these defenses apply in your case then the lawyer will be able to fight for your innocence. Even if you have no defense to your charge, a lawyer can attempt to negotiate a reduced sentence and sometimes get the charges dropped completely.

Due to the massive consequences that a drug charge would have on your life, including limiting your freedom and the possibility of losing your employment, having a lawyer is necessary to ensure that you are allowing yourself the best possible future.

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We Can Help You

jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys have the experience and skill needed to handle a drug-related charge in Rancho Santa Fe. They have handled hundreds of cases, most resulting in reduced sentences or charges being dropped, and they know the particulars involved in drug related offenses.

With jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys you will see how their hard work and determination will lead to the result that you want. Call (760) 630-2000 today.

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