Drug crimes consist of the possession, use and sales of variety of controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, prescription drugs, among others. Recent changes in California law have shifted from punishment through convictions and jail time to diversion through rehabilitation and drug treatment programs. However, many law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies remain stuck in the past and continue to aggressively pursue drug crime convictions. Getting arrested, charged or convicted of a drug crime can have lasting damage on your reputation, employment and immigration status.
However, being charged with a drug crime does not mean that you are actually guilty of a drug crime. Whether you are charged with anything from simple possession to possession for sales, a vigorous defense can bring to light what really happened including mistaken drug identification, improper testing and illegal searches and seizures.
Kevin Fard, Attorney at Law is experienced in defending clients charged with drug crimes including but not limited to:
- Possesion for Sales
- Under the Influence/Use
- Diversion/PC 1000
- Prop 36