A Compton woman faces drug possession charges related to a fatal Moorpark overdose. Investigators say the 30-year-old woman provided the drugs to the victim.
At the time of her arrest in September, police found her in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors initially charged her with a single felony count of possession for sale, and six misdemeanor counts. They included possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Later, she pleaded guilty to the felony count of possession for sale. In exchange, the court will dismiss the remaining misdemeanor counts at sentencing.
She returns to court on November 13 to complete her arraignment hearing. The woman remains jailed in lieu of a $57,500 bond.
Moorpark Drug Possession Lawyer
When you charges for drug crimes, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and also throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. This is an important strategy, especially when you face felony charges. A history of California felony convictions can lead to lifetime incarceration, even when a conviction doesn’t merit a life sentence.
Drug crimes in California also have new significance, since Proposition 47 took effect. Certain drug convictions can be reduced or removed from your record. Prosecutors now look for opportunities to charge for crimes that don’t qualify for reduced treatment.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney. Don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do, and don’t attempt to defend yourself. Instead, work with an experienced, aggressive attorney who will fight for your rights and freedom. See the difference an aggressive defense lawyer can make!
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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