Santa Monica Drug Crime Lawyer
Drug Charges in Santa Monica
In California, a "drug crime" is an offense that involves the use, possession, sale, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia. It can also involve the illegal use, possession, or sale of prescription drugs. Most drugs crimes in our state are considered felonies. The penalties for drug crimes are based on factors that include the quantity found, the intent to sell or distribute the drug, the existence of weapons at the scene, or evidence of sales activity or large amounts of money.
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime, a Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer has the ability to provide you with professional legal defense throughout your criminal proceedings.
At Lessem & Newstat, we are prepared to take whatever legal action is necessary in your drug crime case, including going to trial. We believe that positive results can be achieved when prosecutors know that we are willing to fight aggressively to protect your rights. To date, we have taken over 200 cases to trial, and our results have received recognition in the form of an AV Rating, a 10/10 rating from AVVO, and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. In defending you against your drug crime charges, we will do our utmost in an effort to bring about the best possible outcome for you.