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California, and the U.S. as a whole, has taken a "tough on drugs" stance to combat the use of controlled substances and reduce the number of criminal offenses committed as a result of drug use and/or sales. Because of this, drug offenses are hotly pursued and harshly prosecuted. Depending on the specifics of your circumstances, a conviction could result in incarceration and a lengthy prison sentence. The sanctions for these offenses can have significant ramifications on your life for years. You will have a criminal record, which means if you try to apply for a job, housing, or even federal student aid, your conviction will show up on a background check, possibly impacting the final decision.

The progress of a case is greatly affected by the decisions you make early on. If you've been accused of a drug crime, act quickly to get a seasoned attorney on your side. At Jay Jaffe Attorney at Law, I, Attorney Jay Jaffe, know that facing a criminal charge can be a stressful and frightening time. That is why, when you hire me, I will stand by your side throughout your case, working toward obtaining a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Have you been charged with a drug crime in Los Angeles? Call me today at (310) 439-8260 or contact me online to get started on building your defense.

What Is a Drug Crime?

A drug crime is an offense can involve the possession or distribution of controlled substances. In California, there are several of these types of crimes, and they could be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony.

Common drug crime charges include:

  • Possession: It is illegal for a person to have a controlled substance on their person or in their backpack, vehicle, home, or other container or area. A drug possession offense is punishable by up to 1 year in jail. However, if the individual has prior convictions for this offense, they face 16 months or 2 or 3 years in prison.
  • Possession with intent to distribute: If a person has a large amount of drugs on them, an officer may believe that they intended to sell the substance and arrest them for this offense. A conviction could result in 2, 3, or 4 years in prison.
  • Transporting: This offense occurs when a person moves certain drugs from one place to another or attempts to do so. If they are found guilty, they could be looking at 3, 4, or 5 years in prison.
  • Manufacturing: Making a drug is a serious offense. If a person is found guilty of doing such, they could be imprisoned for 3, 5, or 7 years. In addition to incarceration, they face a fine of up to $50,000.

A Fierce Advocate on Your Side

When you're facing serious drug charges in Los Angeles, you need a serious defense lawyer fighting for you. I, Attorney Jay Jaffe, am ready to provide the legal representation you need. I have an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and am committed to delivering personalized and effective legal services.

To discuss your circumstances during a free consultation, call me at (310) 439-8260 or contact me online.

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  • Joseph Rosen Award for Career Achievement
  • 40+ Years of Experience
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