Possession of a Controlled Substance
Our Skilled Modesto Drug Crime Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
Have you been charged with
drug possession? If so, it is crucial that you start exploring your defense
options immediately. Many accused with this offense believe that just
because they were found with controlled substance means that they must
Law Offices of Mark Girdner, we don't believe that any citizen should feel pressured to plead
guilty until the circumstances of their case are thoroughly assessed by
a legal advocate. Attorney Girdner is former deputy district attorney
who knows what factors to look for in these cases and has navigated clients
to the best possible outcome of their charges.
Want to learn more about your defense options?
Contact our firm today to speak with a Modesto drug crime attorney ready to hear your story.
Properly Assessing Your Drug Possession Charge
The seriousness of a drug possession is dependent on many factors (most
of which are outlined in California Health and Safety Codes 11350 HS,
11357 HS, and 11377 HS). These factors include the type of substance involved
and its quantity. No matter what the circumstances, however, there are
other crucial details that need to be assessed by a capable defense attorney.
Critical questions that can challenge a drug possession charge include:
What type of possession is it? Actual possession refers to controlled substances being found on the accused's
person. Constructive possession (drugs found on the accused's property)
is more loosely defined and doesn't always clearly implicate the accused.
Was there probable cause? What led the police officers to find the drugs? An illegal search or seizure
constitutes a violation of the accused's constitutional rights and
should be addressed by the court.
Is there a substance abuse consideration? Many caught with drugs on their person need intervention more than they
deserve criminal penalties. If there is an addiction issue, there may
be diversion program edibility to consider.
No matter what the circumstances of your drug possession charge are, the
time to start exploring your legal options is now. Get an experienced
legal advocate ready to challenge the state's case against you on
Use our online form to request a free and confidential
case evaluation with us today.