A Van Nuys man was arrested in Simi Valley and charged with multiple counts ofdrug possession after a failed attempt to complete a drug deal. After Rene Barraza was arrested, police discovered that he had left his 3-year-old-son unattended in his apartment.
Simi Valley police searched the apartment and discovered 60 grams of methamphetamine, 31 grams of heroin, large quantities of hydrocodone and Xanax. Police also found a significant amount of cash and a handgun in the apartment. Barraza was booked into the Ventura County Jail and was charged with two counts of selling cocaine, and one count each of heroin possession for sale, Xanax possession for sale, hydrocodone possession for sale, methamphetamine possession for sale, narcotics possession with a firearm, and child endangerment.
You Need An Experienced Drug Possession Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested on drug possession charges, you could be risking your freedom and livelihood. You need an experienced drug possession lawyer in court with you. Robert Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively takes cases from Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He has established an impressive case history of successful criminal defense in drug cases, and is known among his peers and colleagues as an aggressive defense attorney.
In California, possession for sale is a more serious charge than simple possession. It is triggered by the amount of an illicit drug a person is found in possession of at the time of a search or arrest. Prosecutors can seek additional penalties for persons who are arrested when transporting drugs for sale between California counties.
When you’ve been charged with a serious, drug-related offense, you want to put a highly competent drug possession lawyer to work for you. Don’t gamble with your rights and freedom, and don’t attempt to navigate California’s complex drug crimes laws by 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 County drug possession case.
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