A Ventura County Jail inmate and a female visitor face drug possession charges. Jail authorities began an investigation into drug operations inside the jail in March, when they found drugs in the inmate’s mail. At the time, the inmate was incarcerated in the Santa Paula facility for a commercial burglary.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant on a residence belonging to a regular visitor to the inmate. They discovered evidence of a system to bring drugs into the jail. Then officers arrested a woman who lived at the Los Angeles residence. Now, she faces charges of bringing drugs into a jail, and also giving drugs to a person in jail. She also faces charges of drug possession for sale and conspiracy. Authorities released her after she posted a $50,000 bond.
The pair will return to court on July 13 for matters related to the case.
Santa Paula Drug Possession Lawyer
When you face drug charges, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend takes drug crimes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
While the state has relaxed penalties on some drug crimes, drug possession for sale isn’t one of them. An experienced lawyer will fight aggressively to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is important in California, because the state’s Three Strikes Law impacts future sentencing. Most felony convictions in California count as a “strike” against you. A subsequent felony conviction can extend your sentence. A third “strike” for a violent felony can put you in jail for the rest of your life.
Avoiding felony convictions allows you to avoid the very real possibility of spending your life in prison. Your best defense strategy is hiring an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to defend you in court.
Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of criminal defense experience in Southern California courts. He manages each case personally. That means you’ll always work directly with him on your defense. Don’t settle for inexperience and don’t attempt to defend yourself.
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 drug possession case.
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