Oakland Drug Crime Lawyer
Thousands of Drug Crimes Handled in The Bay Area
Drug offenses are among the most common criminal cases heard in Alameda County courts. At Demetrius Costy Law, we know state and federal drug laws, court procedures, and how to investigate the evidence being used against you as the accused. Our Oakland drug crimes defense attorney has represented clients in some of the biggest and most complex drug cases in the Bay Area.
He has obtained dismissals on a 19 kilo cocaine case, 300 pound marijuana case, and numerous other large and small drug crime cases. With more than 20 years of experience, Attorney Demetrius Costy brings deep experience, commitment, and passion to defending your rights. Let us fight for you.
Drug Charges in California
Drug crimes in California involve controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other narcotics, as well as many prescription drugs. Penalties are set based on the type of drug found in your possession, the quantity found, and your purpose for having the drug. If the state believes that you intended to engage in drug distributing or trafficking, you will be charged accordingly.
Typical drug crimes in California include:
- Simple drug possession for personal use
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug paraphernalia possession
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
Drug Charge Penalties in California
Simple possession for personal use is charged as a misdemeanor carrying penalties of up to a year in jail and/or fines of up to $1,000. Probation may be granted in lieu of jail time with court-ordered programs and terms for completion. In some cases, a criminal defense attorney can help resolve your case through a diversion program, which will allow you to avoid jail time and obtain a dismissal.
Being convicted of drug possession may also have immigration consequences for noncitizens and may affect your gun rights as well.
Get the Help You Need from Demetrius Costy Law
When facing a drug charge, your first priority should be to take action immediately. Choosing the right defense attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Our Oakland drug offense lawyer has handled thousands of cases, helping clients avoid jail time, secure dismissals and acquittals, or obtain reduced penalties. Our firm gives 100 percent to fighting on your behalf to keep drug charges from being detrimental to your future.
Reach out to us 24/7 at (510) 254-3945.