VISTA Drug LAWYER:
SALES – POSSESSION & MORE
I am San Diego and Vista drug attorney Peter M. Liss and I can help you if you have been accused of any type of crime involving the use, possession, transportation or sales of any controlled substance, including cocaine, marijuana, Fentanyl, Oxycontin, designer drugs, prescription drugs, date rape drugs and more. I have personally defended hundreds of individuals in San Diego County who have been arrested and charged with:
- Drug Sales
- Drug Possession
- Drug Trafficking
- Prescription drug fraud
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Driving Under the Influence of drugs
- Drug cultivation or manufacturing
If you need a drug offense lawyer for any of the above crimes or any other illegal activity involving controlled substances, please call my law offices today. I guarantee all of my clients top quality representation for a reasonable fee and I accept all major credit cards.
San Diego Drug Offense Facts
Depending on the specifics of the crime, drug charges in California may be filed as felonies or misdemeanors. Factors that may affect the charges and severity of sentencing will include the type of drug, the quantity, your criminal record and the actual circumstances involved in the incident. For example, if you had a loaded gun when you were in possession of cocaine, you could end up facing a felony charges for possessing the firearm while in possession of drugs as well as criminal charges related to the cocaine itself.
Drug Possession Charges in San Diego
In most cases, simple possession of a controlled substance is a misdemeanor, charged under California Health and Safety Code 11350 (HS) and small amounts of marijuana are completely legal for adults to possess. These are recent changes, so those who have a prior felony conviction for possession can have their charges reduced to misdemeanors and many people with prior convictions related to marijuana can have the charges dropped from their criminal record.
Penalties for Drug Offenses
Penalties for drug crimes may include fines, county jail or state prison, seizure of your assets (including cars and cash) under the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws, registration on the state’s narcotics offender list, loss of driver’s license and probation. An experienced San Diego criminal defense attorney may be able to ensure you receive an alternative sentence such as a diversion program or community service rather than being incarcerated.
Hire a Lawyer to Help You Fight Drug Charges
It is important to contact a top San Diego drug offense attorney as soon as possible if you have been accused of any crimes related to the use, possession, manufacture or transportation of a controlled substance as he can help prevent you from saying something that may be used against you. Additionally, your criminal defense lawyer can help you obtain the best results for your specific criminal case based on your individual circumstances.
How A Drug Offense Attorney Can Help You
As a top San Diego lawyer with drug crimes experience, I can help you in many ways. I will keep you updated about your case’s status and advise you about what to do during the criminal process. As time goes on, I can argue for reduced bail, attempt to divert the case to drug court so you can avoid having the charges end up on your criminal record, work to have the charges against you reduced, represent you in a plea bargain or in a criminal trial, present the strongest defense possible and seek the lowest possible sentence or alternative sentencing options to jail time, such as drug rehabilitation programs or the use of an ankle monitor. In many misdemeanor cases, you will not even need to attend court as I can appear in court on your behalf.
The Right Defense to Your Drug Charges
Early in the case, I will work with you to determine the best possible defense for your situation, which may include your innocence, having a valid prescription, insufficient evidence, illegal investigation techniques by the law enforcement officer and more. Depending on the defense we have chosen, I may even interview witnesses and police and gather evidence on your behalf to support your defense. I may also make court motions to do things such as suppress evidence that was acquired through illegal search and seizure, which could result in the criminal charges being reduced or dropped.
Why Hire Me as Your Drug Lawyer
I am a top-rated criminal defense attorney who has successfully defended hundreds of legal cases just like yours during my over 30 years of experience in the field. I attended the top 10 ranked University of California, Berkeley Law School and have personally tried over 100 criminal jury trials. As the only attorney in my firm, you can be sure that when you hire me, I am the only lawyer that will handle your case.
I’m Available When and Where You Need Me
I offer a 24-hour answering service so whenever clients call, they can talk to a live person and expect a prompt, courteous response. My law firm in North County San Diego offers free parking and is conveniently located directly across the street from the Vista jail and courthouse. My Carmel Valley office is more centrally located, just off the I-5 and 805 junction.
If you or a loved one has been accused of any type of drug crime, ranging from simple possession to drug trafficking, please call today to schedule a free initial consultation at my Vista or Carmel Valley law offices.