Long Beach police arrested two men for drug possession for allegedly selling drugs from an ice cream truck. Investigators say the truck was being used to disguise a distribution point for marijuana and methamphetamine.
Following the men’s arrests, police searched the ice cream truck and found marijuana and methamphetamine with a street value of as much as $4,000. They also found a drug scale, plastic bags for drug distribution and a handgun. Police arrested the men last month.
One suspect faced charges of possession for sale. The second suspect faced charges of possession for sale, possession of a handgun while selling drugs, and felony firearm charges. The state took custody of both suspects, following a court appearance in early September.
Ventura drug possession attorney
When you face charges for drug crimes, hire an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
The state is shifting its position on certain drug offenses, but possession for sale can result in a felony conviction. It can also result in prison time. Since California is a “three-strikes” state, it’s important to avoid felony convictions whenever possible.
Mr. Helfend’s first strategy will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not a possibility, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case. Mr. Helfend manages each case personally, so you will always work directly with him on your case.
It’s important to understand the differences between personal possession charges and possession for sale. An experienced lawyer can help you understand the differences between these charges, and the potential consequences. If you have questions regarding Proposition 47, or its potential impact on prior drug convictions, please contact us. We may be able to help you address your drug conviction, depending on the circumstances of your case.
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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