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California is not the lenient state many believe it to be when it comes to drug crimes. In reality, the state will prosecute anyone who is found to be in illegal possession of a controlled substance as harshly as it can and as often as it can. If you have been arrested for drug possession crimes in Southern California, let Vista Criminal Defense Attorney James N. Dicks of jD LAW, P.C. know right away.

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Drug Possession Classifications in California

For the possession of any controlled substance without proper prescription, you can be slammed with penalties. While it is true that there are drug possession charges that only constitute an infraction, such crimes are considerably rare due to the fact that trace amounts of a substance are required. The crime will be considered a misdemeanor if only a few ounces are found on your person. In many cases and for many controlled substances, not even one pound is required to constitute a felony.

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Defenses to Drug Possession Crimes

For every crime on the books, there is at least one way to defend yourself against it. jD LAW, P.C. is well known throughout Vista, Escondido, and the surrounding area for crafting creative and effective defense strategies.

Defense tactics for drug possession charges may include:

  • Unlawful search and seizure: Anything the police do, they must do so within the extent of the law and often after the securement of an official warrant. Were you patted down by a police officer and subsequently arrested for possession? They might not have had the right to do so, making any evidence collected inadmissible.
  • Medical necessity: Sometimes a person is carrying a drug for medical use and may do so legally but does not have the documents to show it. This is commonly the case for drug possession arrests involving medical marijuana.
  • Mistaken identity: Drug possession charges can sometimes stem from an illegal substance found in a public place, such as the living room of your home. If you share the abode with other people, it is up to the prosecution to prove that you not only knew the drugs were there but also that they were yours and not someone else’s.

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Talk to an Attorney About Your Defense

If you need a drug crime lawyer in Vista, you can turn to jD LAW, P.C. for smart, reliable defense. From beginning to end, our firm can handle your case, remove the stress off your shoulders, and take all the legal troubles and paperwork off your plate. Call (760) 630-2000 now to learn more about our services and what we can do for you.

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A note from James N. Dicks:

Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law.

Currently San Diego Superior Courts are closed but are set to reopen on Monday April 6, 2020 barring any
future orders.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family. Please follow us on Facebook for any future updates.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law.

Los Tribunales Superiores de San Diego están cerrados, pero están programados para reabrir el lunes 6 de abril de 2020, salvo una nueva orden.

No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia. Síganos en Facebook para seguir siendo informado de novedades nuevas.


James N. Dicks
jD LAW, P.C.

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COVID-19 Announcement

Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law. No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia.

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