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Have You Been Charged with Possessing Drugs?

If you have been arrested or charged with drug possession, it is critical that you retain an experienced Pasadena criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Without skilled legal representation, you could face serious consequences such as jail time, probation, and/or steep fines. At Escovar Law, APC, our Pasadena drug possession lawyer has decades of experience defending clients against serious charges. We understand how the justice system works, and we know how to protect our clients' rights and best interests.

Call our Pasadena drug possession attorney today at (626) 577-7700 for a free consultation!

California Drug Possession Laws

Under California law, a person can be charged with drug possession for knowingly and intentionally possessing a controlled substance. Some examples of controlled substances include the following:

  • Opium
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD
  • Methamphetamines

Possession of these substances is prohibited by California law. It's important to note that a person can be charged with possessing a controlled substance even if the substance is not in the person's hand or on their person.

Penalties for Drug Possession

Drug possession is a criminal charge that is often classified as a misdemeanor, meaning it is less severe than a felony but more serious than an infraction. If convicted of simple drug possession, you may face up to 1 year in county jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. In some cases, a judge may allow for misdemeanor probation as an alternative to jail time. It is important to note that a drug crime conviction can have negative consequences on your immigration status and gun rights. However, once you have completed any jail time or probation that was imposed, you may be eligible to have your conviction expunged.

Why You Need a Pasadena Drug Possession Lawyer

Because penalties are so severe, it is critical that you obtain the legal representation of an experienced Pasadena drug possession lawyer. Our team has extensive experience handling a wide range of drug crime cases, so we can competently handle all aspects of your case, from negotiating a plea agreement to representing you at trial.

To discuss your case with our Pasadena drug possession lawyer, call (626) 577-7700 or contact us online.

Why Choose Escovar Law, APC?

  • 10/10 Superb Avvo Rating

  • Named one of Pasadena's Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine

  • Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC)

  • Qualified Federal Death Penalty Trial Counsel – Attorney

  • Former President of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association

  • Featured in CNN Español, Telemundo, and Univision as a legal commenter

  • Free, initial case evaluations for clients

  • Payment plans available