Protecting the Rights of Clients Accused of Illegal Drug Sales
In California, drug distribution and trafficking are serious felony offenses, carrying major criminal penalties. Even if you are only convicted of purchasing or possessing illegal drugs with intent to sell them, you can be sentenced to two or more years in state prison.
If you have been charged with any type of drug distribution, you need an experienced defense attorney. San Mateo drug trafficking defense lawyer Charles B. Smith — a former police officer and former prosecutor — has been working in the justice system for more than 25 years.
Carefully Investigating Your Case and Evaluating All Defense Options
Our firm defends clients who have been accused of transporting, distributing and selling all types of illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and Ecstasy. Our goal is to help clients avoid the serious consequences of a felony criminal conviction.
By taking an individualized approach to every case, we have been very successful at uncovering evidence and using it to get our clients' charges dismissed or reduced.
Unfortunately, many prosecutors assume that if you have a certain amount of drugs in your possession, you must have intent to sell those drugs. We look beyond the numbers, showing that the drugs were possessed for personal use.
In some cases, it is also possible for us to get our clients' charges reduced so they can take advantage of the alternative sentencing options that are available under Proposition 36.
Call a San Francisco Drug Distribution Attorney at 650-425-7703
If you have been charged with drug trafficking or sales in California, it is important to talk to a lawyer right away. 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.