Santa Barbara Possession Defense Lawyer
Possession Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara
In the state of California, it is illegal to possess controlled substances.
There are three types of possession. These include actual possession,
referring to having direct and immediate control over the substance, constructive
possession refers to drugs being found in a location over which you had
control, joint possession is when you and another person shared actual
or constructive possession.
No matter what type of possession charges you are facing, it is extremely
important that you have a Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney to assist
with your case. My name is
Adam L. Pearlman and as a former District Attorney myself, I know how a prosecutor thinks
and how they make decisions. Now I use that information to help clients
like you get the aggressive
criminal defense they need for their cases.
Penalties for Drug Possession
To be charged for drug possession, one doesn't just have to possess illegal
drugs. A person can be charged for possessing any drug they don't have
a prescription for, including those used for medicinal purposes.
The types of drugs that a person can be charged for include:
Anyone accused of drug possession knows that it can be a frightening experience.
Charged as a either a felony or misdemeanor (depending upon the type of
drugs involved), it can carry severe penalties including fines up to $1,000,
up to one year in a county jail, or up to three years in a state prison.
Despite how hopeless it may seem when you are facing these charges, there
are defenses that could be identified if I review your case and all evidence.
Getting involved early in the case can be a crucial factor in the final
case outcome. I will fight for you from the moment of your arrest.
Contact a Santa Barbara possession defense lawyer
if you have been charged with possessing a controlled substance and are
seeking skilled legal representation.