Santa Paula police arrested a couple and charged them with drug possession earlier this month. After observing a suspicious vehicle, police conducted a traffic stop involving Jeremie Prado,26, and a companion.
According to police, they conducted a traffic stop on Prado because he was on probation. The officer noted a large quantity of what appeared to be drugs in Prado’s possession at the time of the stop. The woman was also in possession of drugs. The officer confiscated more than 9 grams of methamphetamine from Prado, and an additional quantity of the drug from his companion.
Police arrested Prado and charged him with possession of a controlled substance for sale, which is a felony. They charged his companion with a misdemeanor count of drug possession. Prado’s next court date is February 16.
Santa Paula Drug possession Attorney
Following a drug crimes arrest, you need the assistance of an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense in Ventura County and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years, and knows what it takes to get charges against you reduced or dropped.
Probation or parole violations can return you to prison immediately upon arrest, so having aggressive representation is your best defense. The majority of individuals who end up in county jails or California’s state prisons are serving sentences for drug-related convictions. In most cases, however, incarceration doesn’t address the underlying issues of drug addition and employability.
An aggressive defense attorney will fight to get you the help you need while satisfying the court’s desire for justice. Don’t go to court without an experienced defense attorney, and don’t attempt to defend yourself against drug charges.
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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