Drug Crimes


Drug Schedule Laws in California

With the nationwide push to decriminalize marijuana, drug laws in California are in a state of flux. Under federal law, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 Drug, meaning it cannot be used for clinical or recreational use. Given that California, and many other states, have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use, this can make the laws very confusing for anyone who has been charged with a drug offense.

There are two types of criminal charges: federal and state. Under federal law, marijuana is still illegal and you can be charged with possession by a DEA agent. However, California state law permits its use and therefore you cannot be arrested by local law enforcement for possession.

Types of Drug Crimes

Our Ventura drug crime attorney handles drug offenses that include:

  • Possession
  • Distribution and intent to distribute
  • Manufacturing
  • Trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Dealing

There are many degrees of drug offenses. While some are considered misdemeanors with minimal jail time, others can be charged as felonies with severe prison sentences. No matter what type of drug charge you are facing, you will want a knowledgeable Ventura drug crime lawyer representing you.

Schedule a free initial in-person or over-the-phone consultation with our Ventura drug crime attorney today by calling (805) 210-8555.

Understanding Drug Crime Penalties in California

When facing drug crime charges in California, it's crucial to understand the potential penalties and consequences associated with these offenses. Depending on the type and amount of drugs involved, as well as the circumstances of the case, individuals convicted of drug crimes may face severe legal repercussions, including:

  • Heavy fines
  • Probation or parole
  • Community service
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Mandatory drug treatment programs
  • Lengthy prison sentences

Our experienced drug crime lawyer in Ventura can provide valuable legal guidance and representation to help minimize the impact of these penalties and work towards the best possible outcome for your case. Don't hesitate to reach out to Bentley Law today for expert legal assistance.

Contact Our Drug Crime Lawyer in Ventura Today

At Bentley Law, our Ventura drug crimes lawyer has helped countless clients defend themselves from drug offenses. We carefully review cases to determine the best course of action – whether it is fighting to clear a defendant’s name completely or reducing exaggerated felony charges down to a misdemeanor.

No matter how serious a drug charge may seem, you can always benefit from the counsel and insight from an experienced drug crimes attorney. There are many factors that can influence the outcome of your case even if you believe you were caught “red-handed” in a drug offense.

Call (805) 210-8555 to schedule your free initial consultation with our Ventura drug crime lawyer.

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