BAKERSFIELD DRUG POSSESSION LAWYERS
Protecting The Rights of Clients Facing Drug Possession Charges in Kern County
If you have been arrested for drug possession, you must speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Drug possession charges can be severe, even if it was your first offense. The state of California takes a hard line on drug crimes, especially when it comes to marijuana. If you are convicted of even a minor possession charge, it can have serious consequences for your life, including the loss of your driver's license, the loss of your professional license, and the inability to obtain federal student loans.
At Hennessy Law Group, our Bakersfield drug possession attorneys have the experience and dedication to protect our client's rights and help them achieve a favorable outcome. Our team is fluent in English and Spanish, and we are proud to offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Our mission is to provide the highest level of legal representation possible, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible result.
Are you facing drug possession charges in California? Call Hennessy Law Group today at (661) 485-5602 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our drug possession attorneys in Bakersfield!
Drug Possession Laws in California
Under California Penal Code §475, possessing a controlled substance without a valid prescription from a doctor is illegal. The law states that it is illegal to possess any controlled substance, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. It does not matter how much of the drug you possess; even the smallest amount is illegal.
Types of drug possession charges in California include:
- Misdemeanor possession— This is the most common type of drug possession charge, and it is punishable by up to one year in jail, probation, fines, and/or community service. Misdemeanor possession charges are most common when the amount of the drug is small.
- Felony possession — This type of possession charge is more serious and punishable by up to three years in prison. Felony possession charges are most commonly associated with large amounts of drugs, possession with the intent to sell, or possession of drugs on school grounds.
The penalties for drug possession can be severe and negatively impact your life for years. If convicted, you may be barred from professional licenses, lose your right to vote, and have difficulty qualifying for federal student loans. You may also be required to submit to random drug tests, and you may be required to attend substance abuse treatment.
Contact Our Bakersfield Drug Possession Attorneys Today
Do not wait to speak with an attorney if you have been arrested for drug possession. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials are often willing to cut corners when following proper search and seizure procedures. This means that your constitutional rights may have been violated during the arrest. Our Bakersfield drug possession attorneys will work to ensure that these violations do not affect the outcome of your case.
Contact Hennessy Law Group today to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our drug possession lawyers in Bakersfield!
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