Drug crimes can mean serious time. Prosecutors like to call these crimes “gateway crimes” in that they consider drug offenses lead to other more violent crimes.
People accused of possession or sale of drugs are favorite targets. Not having a competent attorney to defend your rights can lead to excessive jail time and/or prison. Even minor possession of drugs can result in a criminal record, loss of employment , your driving privileges, and your right to vote.
DRUG CHARGES CAN BE SERIOUS, AND SHOULD NOT EVER BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. A good criminal defense attorney should have specific experience in drug related cases. Pre-trial investigation is extremely important and in some cases can lead to suppression of evidence.
Do not ever assume that possession or sale of controlled substances or selling or trafficking of drugs is a minor crime. Even minor possession of drugs or sale of controlled substances can lead to a long prison term with mandatory sentencing guidelines.
DRUG CHARGES MUST BE FOUGHT WITH AN AGGRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY SKILLED AND VIGOROUS DEFENSE.
James Dozier Jr., an AV-rated Salinas Monterey Defense Attorney has significant experience in his 42 years defending your rights in drug related offenses.