Four people were arrested for several drug-related crimes including drug possession, following a raid at a home in Oxnard earlier this month. During the raid, police found a 74-year old woman living in the home. According to police, the woman was bedridden and showed signs of neglect.
Police arrested Jeffrey Schultz and Glen Wilson, both 54 were arrested at the home. Schultz, whom police allege was selling drugs at the house, was arrested on suspicion of maintaining a drug house, selling drugs and elder abuse. Wilson, who told police that he was the woman’s caregiver, was arrested for drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and elder abuse. Police also arrested two other individuals, a 33-year-old Ventura man and a 47-year-old Ventura woman on related drug offenses.
Ventura drug possession lawyer
Possession charges in California can be prosecuted as a felony or as a misdemeanor, depending upon the circumstances of the arrest. More than half of the people who are currently incarcerated in California are serving time for at least one drug charge, or drug-related offense such as drug possession. That’s why you need an experienced drug possession lawyer, like Robert Helfend.
The likelihood that you will go to prison is much higher when you’re facing drug charges, both at the state and federal levels. Drug convictions account for an extremely high number of incarcerations each year, particularly when drugs other than marijuana are involved. An experienced drug crimes lawyer can help you create a solid defense, and either negotiate the seriousness of the charges down to a misdemeanor level, or to have possession charges against you dropped altogether.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced drug crimes 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 drug possession case.
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