When Our Clients Make Mistakes, We Are Here to Help
At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we know that embarrassment and fear are the two most common reactions to drug charges. We want to help our clients fight these charges, mitigate their negative consequences, and defend them in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.
San Mateo drug crime defense lawyer Charles B. Smith, a former police officer and former prosecutor, has more than 25 years of California criminal law experience, coupled with a genuine desire to help his clients and a commitment to follow through on all available options.
Protecting Your Options and Rights
If you have been accused of a drug offense, you are facing consequences that may include a jail sentence, large fines, loss of your job, loss of your driving privileges, loss of your professional license and a criminal record. Our firm helps clients with all types of drug charges, including the following:
- Drug possession: If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy or any other illegal drug, we can help.
- Drug trafficking and distribution: If you have been accused of selling, transporting, trafficking or distributing illegal drugs, Mr. Smith will aggressively protect your rights.
- Prescription drug offenses: Drug charges involving prescription drugs can be as serious as those involving illegal drugs. We will work to help you avoid criminal consequences.
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation: Our firm defends the rights of clients who have been accused of producing controlled substances for illegal distribution.
You have options and rights, and we will help explain the various paths your defense can take, the possible pros and cons of each option; and the best ways to protect your rights. Our firm has successfully fought to have hundreds of clients' drug charges reduced or dismissed.
Mr. Smith has an in-depth knowledge of the factors the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt before it can successfully convict you of a drug crime, as well as the police procedures that must be followed in order to generate evidence that can be used against you.
Even if the evidence against you is solid, we can still pursue sentencing alternatives such as a residential drug treatment program or deferred entry of judgment. We also have years of experience handling administrative issues such as DMV hearings in relation to drug charges.
Call a San Francisco Drug Possession Defense Attorney at 650-425-7703
If you have been charged with a drug offense in California, it is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail.