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Possession and/or Sales of Drugs

If you or a loved one have been arrested on serious drug charges attorney Brian Watkins can assist. These days, a drug possession conviction could make it harder to keep and get employment, licenses, and security clearances. For well over a decade he has been assisting people from all backgrounds of life to help keep their record clean and avoid jail on virtually every type of drug offense in CA.

In recent many years, narcotics possession has included a vast variety of prescription drugs that include Hydrocodone, Xanax, Oxycodone, Clonazepam, Valium or Diazepam, Percocet, Vicodin, Norco and Soma. These substances have legitimate uses but are often abused and have been named some of the "deadliest drugs" in a current Los Angeles Times article. Pharmacists have been informed to alert law enforcement for dubious task such as dubious presciptions that may have been forged by addicts. CA law has cracked straight down on these types of drugs and the law will probably get tougher on people whom misuse the substances.


  • Simple Possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Transportation
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Under the influence of controlled substance
  • Manufacturing
  • Approved drugs
  • Product sales of Narcotics
  • Maintaining a residence for sales
  • Control of drugs while armed
  • Trafficking and Hidden Compartments
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Possession while armed with a firearm


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Many drug crimes in California are felony offenses. If you are convicted of a felony you could be dealing with substantial prison time, loss of your liberties and a permanent scar on your record. Our office takes these charges extremely seriously, we find means to get the fees dropped. Some of the appropriate defenses we have actually utilized consist of:

  • Challenging the research on Fourth Amendment grounds
  • Violations of Fifth Amendment, Miranda
  • Transitory Possession
  • Lack of Intent
  • Insufficient Evidence of Knowledge
  • Absence of Dominion or Control
  • Prohibited Traffic Stop, No Probable Cause
  • Statutory Motions to Dismiss
  • Police Misconduct, False reports
  • Laboratory Testing Error
  • Toxicology Mistakes
  • Lying Authorities Informants

There are myriad of ways to battle a drug charge, in addition to attacking the evidence at trial, we can attempt early dispositions of cases through the usage of diversion and alternative sentencing agreements. These dispositions may enable a case to be dismissed following some drug counseling, treatment program or classes. Having a drug charge dismissed features the benefit of allowing the individual to not have to reveal a criminal conviction on job or employment applications and save them from the lifelong stigma and embarrassment of a drug conviction. Whether it be cannabis, focused cannabis, methamphetamine, heroin, Ecstasy, medical cannabis, prescription pills, our criminal protection lawyer features defended men and women against all managed substances in CA with Excellent outcomes We could assist you!