Zealously Protecting Those Accused of Drug Crimes
In California, drug crimes are some of the most widely prosecuted crimes both at the state and federal level. Crimes involving the drug heroin are harshly punished, as it is classified as a Schedule I substance – meaning that the government considers it to be one of the most dangerous drugs there is. As such, simple possession is charged as a felony. Even possession of drug paraphernalia, such as syringes or needles, can subject a person to criminal charges under California Health and Safety Code section 11364. If you are facing heroin charges in Orange County, California, you are probably experiencing a significant amount of fear and stress. However, you should know that help is available. We advise you to immediately contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with an Orange County criminal defense attorney. With severe consequences at stake, do not delay in getting the help you need to potentially have your charges reduced or dismissed. To discuss your rights, and how to protect them, you can email Ms. Landry and her staff here. In addition, you can listen to, and or download, her OC, CA Criminal Defense Attorney podcast episodes by clicking here.
Penalties for Heroin Possession in California
Whether you were found in possession of a small amount of the drug or of larger quantities suggesting an intention to sell, you may face prison time, sizable fines, probation, and other penalties. However, with the help of an attorney, certain individuals may be eligible to participate in a California drug diversion program in lieu of serving time in prison. With your freedom and future on the line, we urge you to speak with an attorney about which defenses and options are available to you.
A Charge is Not a Conviction – Begin Your Defense Today!
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry has decades of experience protecting the rights of those accused of drug crimes in Southern California. Established in 1989, our firm is well known for providing exceptional representation in drug crime cases. Our seasoned attorneys are highly recommended by clients and respected by judges for our skill, commitment, and results. We have successfully represented clients in all five Orange County courthouses over the past two decades, and now we are ready to represent you.
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