Drug Possession Defense Lawyer in Fairfield

Trial-Tested Advocacy for Your Drug Crime Case

In the state of California, it is illegal to be in possession of any type of controlled substance or prescription drug without a valid and current prescription. Depending on the amount and type of a drug found within a person’s possession, a drug possession charge in California can expose a defendant to a myriad of harsh consequences such as jail time, expensive fines, and mandatory drug abuse treatment. Drug arrests can also inflict serious damage to a person’s reputation and harm their future employment opportunities.

If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, contact knowledgeable Fairfield drug crime attorneys at Maher & Chikhani A Professional Law Corporation. Having handled more than 100 jury trials and earned a selection on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 for our unmatched knowledge and skills, our team of trusted advocates are prepared to defend your freedom to the full extent of the law.


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An Overview of California’s Drug Possession Laws

The charge of “possession of a controlled substance” refers to the act of illegally having drugs under your control. While this could be as obvious as having a bag of marijuana in your pocket, you do not actually have to have drugs on your person in order to be charged with possession. Having a controlled substance in your home, car, or even on the sidewalk next to you could be enough reason for an officer to arrest you on possession charges. Depending on the substance in question, drug possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony offense.

It is illegal in California to possess any amount of the following types of drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamines
  • PCP

While certain low-level possession charges may bring relatively minor consequences, situations involving large amounts of illicit drugs can bring up to nine years in prison and $50,000 in fines. Penalties can also increase depending on if a defendant is also accused with intent to sell, if the possession took place in close proximity to a school, and whether the defendant has prior offenses on their record.

You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Being charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience, especially if you have never had a run-in with the law before. At Maher & Chikhani A Professional Law Corporation, we understand that good people can sometimes find themselves in difficult situations and are prepared to do everything within our power to protect your rights during this time. Through possible arguments of unlawful search and seizure, lack of probable cause, or medical necessity, our Fairfield criminal defense lawyers can help you level the playing field against the prosecution’s claims.

Do not make the mistake of trusting your case to a less-qualified attorney. Contact us today to take the first step towards achieving peace of mind for your drug possession case.

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