Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges

If you've been charged with a drug crime, you have a number of options within a complex part of the criminal justice system. Carefully consider search and seizure issues, diversion programs, medical marijuana laws and other matters with the help of an experienced defense San Luis Obispo drug charges lawyer.

At Fisher Law Office, our criminal defense lawyers offer more than 30 years of combined legal experience in California. We have defended many clients accused of serious drug charges including drug possession, drug trafficking and selling medical marijuana. Call our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced defense attorney.

What Are You Being Charged With?

Assessing your drug charge requires an understanding of the law and common practices involved with each type of drug and other underlying criminal charges.

For illegal drugs, you can be charged with possession, sale, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing, cultivation, processing and other crimes. Prescription fraud and other related-drug charges can be brought if you are accused of misusing legal prescription drugs. From our law office in San Luis Obispo, we offer an extensive background defending clients throughout San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County in drug crimes, involving:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methadone
  • OxyContin® and other painkillers

Marijuana can give rise to sometimes complex issues in California. While marijuana possession laws are not heavily enforced, they are definitely still on the books. Police officers are tougher on marijuana sales, including possession with intent to sell. This charge can be brought based on indirect evidence such as the amount of the drug. Law enforcement may also try to interfere with patients' and providers' rights under state medical marijuana laws.

Exploring All of Your Defense and Diversion Options

A number of options are available to defend against drug charges. From our law office in San Luis Obispo, we will identify the most effective strategy based on the circumstances of your arrest. Many drug charges arise out of either traffic stops or unannounced home searches for people on probation. In some cases, it is possible to challenge the legality of the search.

There are several other defenses available in drug cases. If, on the other hand, the prosecutors have fairly solid offenses against you, it may still be possible to get you into a diversion program under the Proposition 36 (Prop 36) or PC 1000 process. If you successfully complete one of these programs, the charges will be dismissed.

Contact Our Law Firm for an Aggressive Defense Strategy

If you are charged with a drug offense, you need a lawyer who will be your advocate in the courtroom and stand by you as you deal with the broader issues involved in your legal situation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.