Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies reported nearly a dozen arrests for
drug possession and related crimes in Thousand Oaks one week last month.
Most of the arrests involved individuals who were found to be in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Some individuals were also arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
Drug possession lawyer
Simple drug possession is symptomatic of a health issue, and while you can be charged with possession of illegal drugs, the State of California is less interested in prosecuting the arrested person than they are in helping them leave the drug world behind.
Possession charges are determined based upon the quantity of illegal drugs in a person’s possession at the time of the arrest. You can also face different sanctions based upon the type of drug in your possession when you are arrested. Marijuana, PCP and methamphetamine are examples of drugs that are treated differently from other illegal substances under California. Additional sanctions can be applied if you are arrested in close proximity to a school.
Simple drug possession charges can be brought against you if you are in possession of illegal drugs, but no evidence that you intended to sell the drugs exists. You can also be charged with drug possession if you are arrested with the raw materials used to manufacture illegal substances.
Possession for sale is a felony. Prosecutors bring this charge when they believe they have the evidence to suggest you were in possession of drugs because you intended to sell them. When this is the case, you are at risk of spending years in a state prison.
Regardless of the charges you’re facing, you need the assistance of an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience, exclusively in criminal defense in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. Don’t risk your freedom. Work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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 securities fraud/criminal defense case.
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