Drug Possession

Ventura Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Have You Been Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance?

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious drug crime. In California, drug possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the type and amount of the drug involved. If you are facing drug possession charges, you need an experienced Ventura drug possession attorney on your side to fight for your freedom.

At Bentley Law, our Ventura drug possession lawyer has helped many clients get their charges reduced or dismissed. We know how to navigate the criminal justice system and work with prosecutors to get the best outcome for your case. Our Ventura drug possession lawyer is ready to help you get the best possible outcome for your case as well.

Our Ventura drug possession attorney handles cases involving the following types of controlled substances:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • Oxycontin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Xanax
  • Adderall
  • Ritalin
  • Pills

Contact us today to learn about your available legal options.

Drug Possession Laws & Penalties

In California, drug possession refers to the act of having illegal drugs or controlled substances in one's possession without a valid prescription or legal authorization.

To establish drug possession, the prosecution must prove that the defendant had physical control or custody over the drugs and knew of their presence.

Possession can be either actual or constructive:

  • Actual possession: This occurs when the drugs are found on the person, such as in their pockets, hands, or bag. The individual has direct physical control over the drugs.
  • Constructive possession: This occurs when the drugs are not on the person but are within their reach or under their control. For example, if drugs are found in the defendant's car or in a locker that they have access to, it can be considered constructive possession.

California law classifies drugs into different schedules, with Schedule I drugs considered the most dangerous and Schedule V drugs considered the least dangerous. Common drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD (acid), and MDMA (ecstasy) fall under various schedules.

Simple drug possession (for personal use) is considered a misdemeanor offense. A conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Offenders may be eligible to enter a drug treatment program in lieu of jail time.

Contact a Ventura Drug Possession Defense Attorney

If you are facing drug possession charges, we encourage you to contact Bentley Law as soon as possible. We have helped many clients get their charges reduced or dismissed, and we can do the same for you. We are available 24/7 to help you through this difficult time.

Call our Ventura drug possession lawyer at (805) 210-8555 today.


  • Reduction to Misdemeanor, 30 days Work Release People v. SA
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