Defense of drug crimes and drug charges in Los Angeles or anywhere in Southern California are one of our most frequent types of legal representation. Leib Law has successfully defended persons accused of drug related crimes from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Furthermore, we have defended persons in various type of drug cases ranging from the possession, sale, transportation, cultivation and manufacturing of narcotics. Through the years, Leib Law has obtained superb results in drug cases ranging from dismissal to a substantial reduction in sentence including complete diversion.
Leib Law has handled drug cases involving the possession and sale of various narcotics including but limited to: cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy (methylenedioxmethamphetamine), GHB and other narcotics. In most cases in California, the possession of a narcotic, no matter how small the quantity, is a felony. The possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor and many times our offices have had these offenses dismissed or reduced to an infraction.
Most California laws setting forth the violations regarding narcotics are found in Health and Safety Code sections 11350, 11351, 11352, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360 and 11150. All of these Code sections, including other sections related to the unlawful prescription of drugs are under Business and Professions Code section 4060.
In more recent years, our offices have had tremendous success in providing our clients with a complete dismissal of felony drug possession cases. Under the recent passage of California’s Proposition 215, Californians now can legally use medical marijuana. In addition, a new program included in the passage of Proposition 36 allows persons accused of drug offenses to attend a treatment program instead of prison and gives persons the opportunity to have their drug offense completely dismissed upon the successful completion of a drug program. Normally, Proposition 36 is not an available alternative for persons charged with the manufacturing or sale of narcotics.
Besides Proposition 36, Leib Law have successfully had drug cases dismissed for clients by utilizing diversion. Diversion requires a person accused of a drug offense to enter a plea of guilty to the charge but the accused is not sentenced and nothing goes on the person’s record. The accused then must successfully complete a Diversion program where they attend drug classes and are randomly drug tested. A successful completion of the Diversion program leads to a complete dismissal of the drug charges and no conviction registers on your record.
Read more about drug crimes and drug charges in the following blog posts:
- CA Proposition 47 & Drug Possession Charges
- CA Proposition 47 Effect on Theft Crimes
- California Criminal Law on Drug Possession and Sale
- Money Laundering Charges in California
- Avoiding Drug Convictions in California
- Immigration Consequences of a California Drug Conviction
- Can I Transport Marijuana from Colorado to California?
- CA Drug Transportation: Criminal Defense Attorney Discusses New CA Law
- Drug Transportation Laws in CA: AB721 New Law
- Avoiding a Drug Possession Conviction in CA: Diversion vs. Prop. 36
As set forth above, although serious, cases involving narcotics charges can be successfully defended as long as an accused takes the time to consult with a competent attorney. There are many defenses and ways to successfully handle a drug charge and Leib Law are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to discuss your case. Please contact our offices for a Free Consultation and allow our experienced attorney’s to protect your rights so that you may avoid any unnecessary conviction or sentence including jail or prison.