Sonora Drug Crime Lawyer
Assertive & Compassionate Legal Representation in Tuolumne County
If you have been arrested for a drug offense, you could face a variety of harsh consequences. Potential penalties for these types of crimes include large fines, jail time, license suspension, and a criminal record.
At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we are committed to helping our clients fight their charges and mitigate the punishments they face. When you turn to our Sonora drug crime attorney, getting your case dismissed is our top priority. We have already helped hundreds of clients obtain sentence reductions or case dismissals, and we have what it takes to help you build a solid defense.
Charles Smith is a Certified Legal Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar. Entrust your case to our reliable defense lawyer today by calling (209) 231-6506.
Types of Drug Crime Cases We Handle
We can help you fight against all types of drug charges, including:
- Methamphetamine (meth)
- Prescription drugs
Drug Crimes in California
In California, drug crimes can be charged as either an infraction, misdemeanor, or a felony. The specific charges and penalties are determined by the type of nature of the drug crime, the type of substance involved, and previous criminal history. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), drugs are divided into five schedules or categories.
The schedule of the drug is determined by several factors, including:
- Its potential for abuse
- Its medical use
- Its risk of dependency
Schedule I substances, such as heroin and LSD, have a high potential for abuse and addiction and no accepted medical use. Schedule V substances, like cough medicines with codeine, have a low potential for abuse and dependency, and they are recognized as being useful in medical treatment.
Schedule a Free Consultation
The Law Office of Charles B. Smith is here to help you navigate the complex legal system. Begin today with a free case evaluation. Our Sonora drug crimes lawyer is ready to listen to your side of the story and assist you in developing a strong defense against your charges. We continue to serve clients in San Mateo.