Drug Crimes Defense in California Serving Long Beach and Newport Beach for 30+ Years

If you’ve been arrested and are being accused of a drug crime, you are going to need some help. Innocent or not, defending criminal charges and getting a desirable outcome takes a skilled, savvy attorney who is willing to put in long hours and work tirelessly to get you the result you want. That’s who we are at West Coast Defense, and we are prepared to begin helping you immediately.

We have earned a California Super Lawyers® designation, a spot among Newsweek’s 14 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, a 10.0 Avvo Rating, and we have been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Call (800) 923-1776 today to speak to a Long Beach drug crime lawyer and get the qualified, skilled legal representation you need.

Types of Drug Crimes

There are a number of drug crimes police may accuse you of at the point of your arrest, including:

Drug trafficking

This is one of the most serious criminal drug convictions you can receive. Depending on the offense, a drug trafficking conviction can get you life in prison and massive fines to go with it.

Drug possession

Whether you are caught with illegal drugs or caught using a controlled substance without a prescription from a doctor, you can still be convicted, fined, and sentenced if convicted of drug possession. In California, this could be either a misdemeanor or a felony, landing you in prison for up to 16 months and fines of up to $10K. You are more likely to see stricter punishment if it looks like you had enough of the drug(s) to sell or distribute it.

Drug manufacturing

You may be arrested and charged with drug manufacturing if you are found to be growing, cooking, or otherwise producing drugs or ingredients needed to make certain drugs. A conviction would make you a felon and land you in prison for 3-5 years and stuck with up to $50K.

Prescription fraud

If it appears that you have sold or intended to sell prescription drugs illegally, you may be charged with prescription fraud and sentenced with up to 5 years of imprisonment and fines. This is typically considered a felony offense, and you do not have time to waste if facing prescription fraud charges. Get in touch with a defense attorney immediately.

Drug Offenses in California FAQs

Can You Be Deported for Drug Charges in California?

Yes, you can. Whether your drug offense is serious or relatively minor, mere accusations of a drug crime can put your immigration status in jeopardy and could result in deportation. It is imperative that you seek legal representation immediately if you are a non-citizen being accused of a drug crime.


What Should I Do After Getting Arrested for a Drug Crime?

Connect with one of our drug crimes attorneys in Long Beach right away. At West Coast Defense, we believe in getting it right every time and helping every client achieve fair treatment and a better result than they would have otherwise received. Let us help you and protect you from the harsh consequences of a drug crime conviction.

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If you are facing drug offense charges, securing expert legal representation is crucial to navigate the complexities of your case and protect your future. Contact West Coast Defense at (800) 923-1776 for a confidential consultation. Our experienced team specializes in drug offense cases and will provide you with the aggressive defense and strategic guidance needed to challenge the charges against you. Don’t face this challenging time alone; let us advocate for you and fight for the best possible outcome.

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Discover how our expanded services can benefit you. Contact us today at (800) 923-1776 for a complimentary consultation and case review. With our main offices in Long Beach, we’re here to represent and support clients throughout Southern California in their diverse legal needs.

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