Drug Charges

A drug crime is an act involving the possession, sale, manufacturing, or trafficking, of an unlawful controlled substance, or in some cases possession of medical marijuana without a valid prescription, and/or possession of concentrated cannabis oils or hashish, even with a medical marijuana prescription. Unlawful substances include: cocaine, crack, PCP, marijuana, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, ecstasy, MDMA, special K, or the use of an unauthorized prescription medication such as OxyContin or Vicodin.

The penalties for drug crimes in California range widely — from state imprisonment and county jail time, to drug rehabilitation and counseling programs such as Deferred Entry of Judgment (also known as “DEJ” or “P.C.1000”) (http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/1000.html), Proposition 36 (also known as “Prop 36” ) (http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/1210.1.html), restitution, court fines, probation, and/or parole.

DEJ is an outpatient drug treatment program that generally lasts four months and consists of weekly drug counseling meetings and random drug testing. If you are placed on DEJ probation, and you successfully complete your program, then after 18 months, the Judge can dismiss your entire case, including your arrest.

Proposition 36 is a longer, more rigorous drug treatment program which consists of either inpatient or outpatient counseling, weekly individual therapy and group therapy, more frequent random drug testing, and routine meetings with an assigned probation officer. Prop 36 generally consists of a one-year treatment phase and a six-month aftercare phase. These time periods vary greatly, however, depending on the progress of the patient.

If you believe that you will face felony charges for a drug-related offense and need a criminal law lawyer in Los Angeles, then you should immediately consult with The Baum Law Corp., the best criminal lawyers Southern California has to offer. We provide a free, confidential consultation to determine your legal options.

As experienced criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles, we at The Baum Law Corp. explain and work with you to prepare the best strategy and potential defenses for drug crimes, for example, motions to dismiss charges based upon illegal search and seizure and entrapment.

The Law Offices of David M. Baum Knows that drug addiction can result in extremely self-destructive behavior and can tear apart families and lives. Our firm of experienced criminal defense attorneys fight for drug charges to be dismissed, or for alternatives to jail, which may include drug counseling and rehabilitation instead of county jail or state prison time. At The Baum Law Corp., you will be treated with compassion and respect while we aggressively fight to protect you and your rights.

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If you are charged with a drug crime in Southern California and need a skilled criminal defense lawyer, then call The Baum Law Corp. for a free, confidential consultation to evaluate your options: Call now to speak with an attorney!

In Los Angeles County, The Baum Law Corp. routinely handles drug cases in:
Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.

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