If you need the help of a drug possession lawyer, don’t take a chance on a drug defense attorney without a comprehensive understanding of the law, or a drug possession attorney who doesn’t take the time to work with you personally. Ross Green, a former Deputy District Attorney, has diligently served those in San Mateo County California (CA), Redwood City 94063, San Francisco 94101 and the surrounding areas.
A person is guilty of a controlled substance offense when they knowingly possess a usable quantity of contraband or a device used to ingest a controlled substance. A paraphernalia offense can only be charged as a misdemeanor, while, possession of a controlled substance can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony.
Persons charged with paraphernalia or drug possession offenses are often eligible for a probation only sentence, no jail time will be required and a defendant will only be required to comply with probation and take substance abuse classes. If probation is successfully completed, the charge will be dismissed without tarnishing a person's permanent record.
Potential Penalties for Resisting Arrest
• Misdemeanor Jail Time (Up to 6 Months)
• Felony Jail Time (Up to 3 Years)
• In-patient/ Out-patient Drug Treatment
• Informal/formal Probation
• Permanent Criminal Record
Common Defenses for Resisting Arrest
• Failure to Give Miranda Warnings
• Illegal Search or Seizure
• Lack of Knowledge that Contraband is Present
• Lack of Possession or Control over Contraband
• Not Usable Amount of Controlled Substance
• Voluntary Intoxication
Criminal Defense Attorney for Possession of Drugs, Controlled Substances and Drug Paraphernalia
Selecting an attorney is often a difficult process. Be sure to discuss with whomever you choose, any and all viable defenses. Should fighting your case at trial not be the best option, talk to your attorney about the possibility of an alternative sentence, such as community service, electronic home monitoring or work furlough. A plea bargain can often be negotiated to reduce fines or allow for an extended payment period.
Contact the Law Offices of Ross Green for a Free Consultation. Ross has over eight years of experience handling drug and paraphernalia offenses. All possible defenses will be explored and your rights clearly explained.
Ross Green has built a reputation as a qualified drug possession lawyer, and as a drug possession attorney with a big presence in the courtroom. Contact him today for one of the best drug defense attorneys in San Mateo County California (CA), Redwood City 94063, San Francisco 94101 and the surrounding areas.