Four people will spend time in the Ventura County Jail following their convictions on drug possession charges. The two men and two women faced charges after attempting to smuggle drugs into the Ventura County Jail.
A jail inmate caught the attention of investigators after they found drugs on him following a random search. The inmate was serving jail time for identity theft, drug possession, domestic violence and probation violations. He had a work assignment at the pre-trial detention facility.
According to investigators, the inmate’s wife purchased drugs and tossed the drugs over the fence at the Ojai Police station. A second inmate who worked at the station retrieve the drugs and gave them to the first inmate at the pre-trial detention facility. The police intercepted the drugs before the inmate could bring them into the County Jail.
Police charged the two inmates, the inmate’s wife and the person from whom she bought the drugs. They each received jail sentences and three years’ probation for attempting to bring drugs into the jail.
Ventura Drug Possession Lawyer
When you face drug possession charges, you need the assistance of an experienced drug possession attorney. In many cases in California, drug possession penalties have changed, thanks to Proposition 47. Proposition 47 won’t eliminate some drug possession charges, however.
It’s natural to want to help the people we love, but when that person is already incarcerated, providing them with contraband can get you in big trouble! That’s why you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of courtroom experience, and fights aggressively for his clients in court.
His first priority 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. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney. Choose an aggressive attorney who will defend you in court.
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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