Simi Valley police arrested two parolees for drug possession and weapons offenses last month. Police there conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle when the driver appeared to make evasive maneuvers.
The driver stopped at a local gas station, so the officer made contact with him. Because one of the vehicle occupants is on parole, the officer searched the vehicle. Warrantless searches are often a condition of parole, as was the case here.
The officer discovered a large quantity of methamphetamine in the vehicle. In addition, the officer found multiple loaded handguns. Police arrested two people. The female suspect faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Prosecutors dropped the charges against the male suspect. The female suspect was released on her own recognizance. She will return to court on December 7 for matters related to her case.
Simi Valley drug possession attorney
When you face drug related charges, hire an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes drug crimes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
State law now treats minor possession very differently from possession for sale. California has taken steps to reform its approach to drug crimes, but you can still be arrested for them. Drug crimes still account for a significant number of convictions, and you can spend time in jail as a result.
An experienced attorney will fight immediately to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is essential in California, because a history of felony convictions can lead to longer sentences. A third felony conviction for a violent felony can result in lifetime incarceration.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney. Don’t assume that a drug charge will have an insignificant impact on you, and don’t attempt to defend yourself. Hire an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney to represent you in court.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County drug possession case.
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