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The legal team at Zarabi Law

Serious Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys Serving All Of California

Although public attitudes toward drug use have shifted in recent decades (leading to changes in certain drug laws), California laws remain harsh when it comes to many drug offenses. In addition to the threat of jail time and steep fines, those convicted of drug crimes risk a criminal record that can make it challenging to find employment and housing. A drug conviction could also impact a professional license or limit access to higher education.

If you are facing drug charges in Los Angeles or anywhere else in California, you can find the skilled defense help you need by contacting Zarabi Law. Our team of four attorneys has more than 60 years of combined legal experience, as well as a strong record of success on behalf of clients. We are also a bilingual firm, communicating with clients in either English or Spanish.

No Matter What You Were Charged With, Our Firm Is Here To Help

Some of the most common drug-related criminal charges in California include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance (simple possession)
  • Possession for sale
  • Drug transportation and sale
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug impaired driving (DUI drugs)
  • Forging prescriptions
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The penalties for conviction can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the type of drug, the amount possessed, the specific allegations made and your prior criminal history. Potential penalties range from a small fine up to years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If contacted immediately, our attorneys may be able to argue for reduced or even dismissed charges. At the very least, they can help protect your rights and ensure you don’t say or do anything to make your situation worse.

Understand Your Options For Fighting And Resolving The Charges

The evidence in a drug case often seems obvious and overwhelming. For this reason, many people think that drug cases are open and shut – and that’s certainly what prosecutors would like you to believe. However, you should know that these types of charges can be successfully challenged.

One effective approach is challenging the legality of the search that led to the discovery of drugs. Under the Fourth Amendment, you have protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. If law enforcement conducted a search without a warrant, did not have probable cause or otherwise violated your rights in conducting the search, the evidence obtained from that search might not be admissible in court.

The case against you might be flimsy if you were charged with constructive possession. This refers to a situation where the drugs were not found on your person but in a location over which you have control, such as your car or your home. Proving constructive possession can be tricky because the prosecution must show that you have both knowledge of the presence of the drugs and the intent to control them. If multiple people had access to the area where the drugs were found, it could be difficult for the prosecution to prove that you were the one in control of the drugs.

These are just two examples of the numerous defense options you may have. It’s important to note that California also has drug courts that focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment for certain offenders, as well as drug diversion programs. When you contact our firm, one of our skilled drug defense attorneys will examine the details of the criminal complaint and help you understand all available options.

Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer For Free

From our office in Los Angeles, Zarabi Law serves clients throughout California. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your drug charges and potential resolutions, call 866-385-2925 or reach out online. Se habla español.