Bay Area Drug Crime Lawyers
Fight back against State and Federal Drug Charges
California lawyers can help defend your drug charges. Drug charges fall into one of two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in the state of California, you need a legal defense strategy customized to your circumstances. If you are facing a federal charge, you need a criminal defense law firm experienced in taking on government cases.
Our firm is experienced in drug crime defense, representing clients in Pleasanton, Dublin, Oakland, Alameda County, and the Greater Bay Area. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, call the criminal defense lawyers of Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm.
Types of Drug Offense Cases We Handle
- Drug possession
- Drug cultivation, manufacture, transportation, distribution, and/or drug trafficking
- Intent to sell
- Conspiracy to distribute, possess, or manufacture drugs
- State and Federal drug charges
Drug Crime Laws in California
Drug crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances. Drug crimes may involve possession, transportation or distribution, or sales of illegal substances. Drug crimes may also be charged as part of a RICO offense.
Will Drug Charges Result in Jail Time?
Misdemeanor charges for possession of drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy, and methamphetamines will generally not result in jail sentences and the charges may be dismissed if you and your attorney take the proper steps. Our drug defense lawyers have extensive experience in helping drug users receive treatment rather than jail time. We also have experience representing clients in medical marijuana cases.
Drug distribution and selling drugs are almost always felony charges, which carry a possible state prison sentence. In these cases, our lawyers have a high rate of success in motions to suppress the evidence by attacking 1) the legality of a search warrant, 2) the search itself or 3) the detention of the client. If successful, these motions can lead to a dismissal of charges or reduced charges.
If someone charged with a drug offense is not a citizen of the United States, a conviction can have serious immigration consequences. One of our priorities is to settle cases in a way that has minimal impact on a client’s residency in the United States.
How Can a Bay Area Criminal Lawyer Help Defend Drug Charges?
Our drug defense lawyers have years of experience representing clients charged with drug offenses in Alameda County and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. We have 3 offices located in Pleasanton, Oakland, and Fremont. Contact us today for a free initial consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling our office at (925) 460-8484.