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Los Angeles Drug Distribution Attorneys

Drug Distribution involves the delivery of a controlled substance without having the legal license or ability to do so, as in the case of a doctor or pharmacist. Controlled substances include but are not limited to Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack, Methamphetamine, Ecstacy LSD and Heroin. "Distribute" means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance.

If you are accused or suspected of Drug Distribution, call us at (800) 458-1488 immediately!

What Are the Ramifications of Drug Trafficking Charges?

Since the advent of the "war on drugs" in the 1980's, the government at all levels has aggressively pursued drug convictions. Drug crimes are considered "gateway crimes" that can eventually lead to other types of crimes including white collar, violent and sexual crimes. Big drug busts mean big publicity for prosecutors and politicians.

Citizens who may be in involved in the possession or distribution of drugs are favorite targets of prosecutors because drug convictions tend to be easier to get than other types of crimes. The prevalence of drug use leads many people to assume drug charges are minor, "victimless" crimes.

On the contrary, drug crimes have among the most aggressive sentencing guidelines in the criminal justice system. Even minor possession charges can result in a criminal record, loss of your drivers' license and difficulty in keeping or getting jobs. Convictions on possession of controlled substances or on selling or trafficking drugs can result in long prison times with mandatory sentencing guidelines. This is why drug charges must be fought with extremely skilled and vigorous defense.

At CDI, our Los Angeles Drug Crime Lawyers Can Help!

The most common approach to drug crimes defense is to get the charges dismissed or substantially reduced without a trial. Pre trial defense strategies usually center around the suppression or handling of evidence. This requires more than just knowledge of the law. It requires specific experience in drug related defense strategies backed by forensic experts who can conduct the research necessary for a successful defense.

Drug charges are aggressively prosecuted and carry severe penalties. Just a few grams of some substances can result in years in prison.

You Could Be Facing Federal Charges

Unlike many other types of crimes, drug charges can result in federal prosecution. The federal government has an entire agency dedicated solely to pursuing drug convictions. It is critical that you determine whether you are facing federal charges or under federal investigation. Even a charge made by your state can later be handed to the federal government. If so, you need an attorney experienced in the Federal Court System.

We have a long track record of dramatic results in drug cases. Our defense strategies and our cadre of experienced Los Angeles drug crime attorneys at both the state and federal level have saved our clients years of prison time. Call (800) 458-1488 today to speak with a lawyer.


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