Drug Crimes Trial-Tested Experience to Help Keep You Out of Jail

Salinas Drug Crimes Lawyer 

Handling Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Cases 

Drug crimes are serious offenses, and prosecutions are pursued vigorously in California. A criminal conviction can have a negative impact on your freedom, future employment and educational opportunities, and your private life. When you need a drug crimes attorney in Salinas to fight for you, the Law Office of John Klopfenstein is here to help. 

When you need legal advice now, call (831) 610-5921 for immediate assistance. 

Drug Crimes in California 

In California, drug crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the drug and alleged activity. For example, possession of a controlled substance is a misdemeanor, while possession of cocaine and heroin is a felony. In addition, there is a big difference between simple possession and possession with intent to sell. 

Some common drug charges in California include: 

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia 
  • Possession of cocaine and heroin 
  • Possession with intent to sell 
  • Transportation for the sale of a controlled substance 
  • Manufacturing 

The penalties for conviction of drug crime vary widely, depending on the alleged offense and if the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. Whenever possible, we seek to have charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. Our lawyer has 15 years of prior experience as a public defender and knows the DAs and judges that will be handling your case and is skilled at negotiating plea deals and defending clients in court. 

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Drug Diversion Programs 

In California, first time offenders who are nonviolent and charged with simple possession may be eligible for drug diversion programs. In these cases, the defendant may be able to plead guilty and sentencing is delayed pending the completion of an 18-month drug treatment program. The charges can be dismissed upon successful completion of the program. This is an effective solution for avoiding a conviction and criminal penalties. 

The options that may be available to you depend on the specific charges, circumstances of your arrest, and other factors. The best thing you can do for your case is to get in touch with our criminal defense attorney before speaking to the police or answering any questions to avoid saying anything that may damage your defense. 

If you have been accused of a drug crime, call (831) 610-5921 or contact us online to get reliable legal advice for your case.

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Why Choose Law Office of John Klopfenstein?

  • Over 200 Jury Trials to Verdict
    We are dedicated to achieving justice for our clients through our extensive trial experience, ensuring they receive the strongest possible defense in the courtroom.
  • 10,000+ Clients Successfully Helped
    Our commitment to justice is reflected in our track record of successfully assisting over 10,000 clients.
  • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
    With over 30 years of legal experience, we provide unwavering support and advocacy for our clients, ensuring their rights are protected at every turn.
  • Initial Consultations Available
    Get started on your defense with a confidential consultation with a member of our legal team.

  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • CA Public Defender
  • CA DUI
  • 10 Best
  • CACJ
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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