Drug Crimes Attorney San Jose, CA

The war on drugs has been particularly ruthless in California. Based on minimum sentencing laws, a lack of social resources, and overzealous prosecution—the state’s jails and prisons are at nearly double their capacity. The clear culprit for this is the increased incarceration rates of drug offenders over the past 25 years.  That said, there have been several amendments to the current drug laws over the past few years that have granted judges more flexibility when it comes to sentencing and plea-bargaining.

There are a variety to types of drug charges. The most common forms are simple possession, possession for sale, transportation, or being under the influence. Each has their own series of defense tactics, and each provides different levels of punishment. The most common narcotics in the Bay Area are methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, and prescription medication.

There are a number of factors that may lead to additional charges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Paraphernalia
  • Participation in a larger organization
  • Proximity to a school zone
  • Weapons charges
  • Driving While Ability Impaired (DUI)

Depending on the degree of the drug crime and your criminal background, your sentence may include fines, formal probation, chemical testing, loss of a driver’s license, and jail time. Typically, the sentence will be more severe if you’re facing a repeat crime.

Regardless of the specific charges that you’re facing, Brendan Barrett is the drug crimes attorney in San Jose that you need. Assisting you every step of the way, Brendan Barrett has the expertise and knowledge to get the best results in your case. Set up a free consultation today.

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