Honest and Professional Representation in Drug Crime Cases

Depending on the volume and type of substance you are accused of having in your possession and your criminal record, the charges will be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. At the Law Offices of Vincent Hughes, our skilled drug offense lawyer in San Bernardino provides the honest legal representation necessary to professionally defend drug crime cases. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation. 

Trusted defense counsel for drug crimes in San Bernardino

Mr. Hughes is not your average criminal attorney. He is the recipient of many recognitions for his legal abilities, including being listed as a SuperLawyers Rising Star, The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, an Elite Lawyer in Criminal Law, and Lawyers of Distinction. He offers financing to his clients to give them quality defense counsel without paying in full upfront.

Types of drug crimes

There are a variety of drug-related crimes you could be charged with in California. A conviction could have a profoundly negative impact on your life, including your finances and employment. These are some of the most common offenses:

Possession of a controlled substance

The list of controlled substances includes heroin, opiates, cocaine, and prescription drugs. To be convicted of this crime, the prosecution must prove that you unlawfully possessed a controlled substance and knew of its presence.

Possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to sell

In California, it is a felony crime to possess certain controlled substances with the intent to sell. Cocaine and heroin fall in this category. If convicted of this offense, you are not legally eligible for any drug diversion program, and you could face up to four years in state prison and a $20,000 fine.

Transportation for sale of a controlled substance

California makes it illegal to sell, administer, furnish, transport, or give away a controlled substance. Transportation for sale is a felony that is punishable by three to five years in state prison and a maximum fine of $20,000. Your penalties could be increased if you transported the controlled substance across two county lines, the substance was heroin, or if you knowingly operated a business engaged in furnishing or dispensing a controlled substance.

Other common drug-related offenses include possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. If you are a first-time offender and the charge is simple possession, you could be eligible for drug diversion programs rather than serving time in jail. If you fail to complete the program, however, you will be sentenced and will serve time.

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The lawyer you need on your side: The Law Offices of Vincent Hughes

You must protect your rights by engaging skilled legal counsel if you face charges for a drug-related offense. The Law Offices of Vincent Hughes in San Bernardino is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of the criminally accused and relentlessly pursuing the most favorable outcome possible, whether in negotiating with the prosecutor or at trial. We understand how overwhelming this situation must feel and are here to provide the strong legal support you need with personalized counsel, responsive service, and respectful, focused attention. Contact us today to schedule a case evaluation with our experienced drug charges attorney in San Bernardino.

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