A Camarillo man faced his third drug possession arrest in less than one year. According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, deputies served a search warrant at the man’s home. Inside, police found more than 20 grams of methamphetamine. Police confiscated the drugs, which were packaged for individual sales. They also confiscated a small quantity of counterfeit money.
Police raided the suspect’s home twice last fall. During both raids in 2016, they found nearly 180 grams of methamphetamine, 48 grams of heroin and more than 700 Xanax tablets. They also seized counterfeit money. The 2016 cases against the suspect are still open. In the most recent arrest, prosecutors charged the man with felony drug possession for sale, misdemeanor forgery and misdemeanor drug possession. Prosecutors also charged a special allegation of committing a felony after release on bail.
The suspect pleaded not guilty to all charges. He was released on bond and will appear in court again on October 31 in connection with the latest arrest.
Camarillo drug possession attorney
While California has relaxed its stance on some drug possession cases, serious penalties still apply to possession for sale cases. When you face drug possession for sale charges, your first move should be to hire an experienced drug possession attorney. Robert Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Repeat felony convictions and special allegations can seriously increase the amount of prison time you may have to serve. A good lawyer will begin working immediately to get felony charges against you reduced or dropped. By getting charges dropped, a good lawyer can reduce the impact of a conviction. This can help reduce the length of a sentence, and eliminate punitive sentencing for repeat offenses.
Don’t settle for a lawyer who won’t fight for your rights. Choose an experienced lawyer who knows how to defend his clients 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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