Van Nuys Drug Possession Defense Attorney
Drug Crimes Lawyer in Van Nuys, California
The Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen offers a free case evaluation if you or a loved one has been arrested for drug possession. We represent clients throughout all of Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California. While drug possession is considered to be a lesser drug charge, a conviction can still have serious consequences. In some cases drug possession may be charged as a felony, where the minimum term of imprisonment is 12 months in state prison.
It is important that you contact a Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible in the face of drug possession charges. You have the right to legal counsel so your rights are protected through the entire criminal process – including during questioning, searches and the investigation. From the very beginning, an experienced and dedicated attorney can review your unique situation and make a determination of how to positively impact your case and help you avoid a conviction and serious penalties.
Alternative Sentencing and Drug Possession in California
California law allows for alternative sentencing for first and second time non-violent drug possession offenders, under Proposition 36 (the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000). A drug diversion program may also be a way for an offender to avoid having a conviction and drug charges on his or her criminal record, through the successful completion of a substance abuse program and keeping a clean record for 18 months.
Van Nuys drug possession lawyer Jonathan C. Rosen is committed to his clients. Protecting your rights, interests and future is his top priority, and he understands how to apply his knowledge of alternative sentencing and other options when a case cannot be won on facts alone.
Facing possession charges? Contact Van Nuys Drug Possession Attorney Jonathan Rosen today.