Drug Possession

Avoiding governmental invasion of our homes and personal possessions is the focus of the protections in the 4th amendment. It is this area of law that is often targeted: drug cases.

Handling Misdemeanor And Felony Drug Possession Defense

Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, provides skilled representation in drug possession cases. Whether the offense is a felony or a misdemeanor, the consequences of a conviction for possession of narcotics, drugs or prescribed medication can be devastating to one's freedom, future employment and ability to pursue a higher education. (Convictions can affect college admission and/or financial aid.)

If you need to speak with a defense attorney, do not hesitate to contact Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, online or at 925-344-4634. We can be reached 24/7 and offer free initial consultations.

Does The Crime Fit The Potential Penalties?

"Overbooking" is a problem that can have a far-reaching impact throughout the defense strategy. For example, if you had drugs in your car, law enforcement might consider this drug trafficking. Rather than being charged with simple possession, you may be charged with drug trafficking. The attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, will make sure the charges brought against you are accurate.

The firm handles many Fourth Amendment issues involving illegal search and seizure. The firm gathers all necessary information and evidence — from police reports to search warrants — in an independent investigation. With information gathered from the investigation, options are then relayed to you. Each case has its own nuances, and the attorneys are highly skilled at identifying the unique qualities of your situation.

Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, defends against misdemeanor drug possession and felony charges related to every kind of narcotic, drug and prescribed medication, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Opium and opium derivatives, including heroin and morphine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs
  • Hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, mescaline, peyote and psilocybin
  • All central nervous system depressants and stimulants
  • Synthetic marijuana, such as Spice

Drug Diversion And Rehabilitation Programs

Whenever possible, the attorneys strive to obtain sentencing alternatives such as drug diversion and rehabilitation programs. If you have a drug addiction, a treatment program may be more appropriate than jail. Under Proposition 36 in California, you must be eligible for treatment, and all other alternatives for dismissal must have been explored. When you complete an 18-month rehabilitation program, the criminal charges will be dismissed.

If you or a family member is facing prescription, marijuana or cocaine charges, talk to a Livermore drug possession attorney from Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, today. The firm provides personal service — a live operator is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be placed in immediate contact with an attorney who will be glad to address your needs and questions.

Contact the firm today for a free initial consultation.

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