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Drug Possession

Drug Possession Defense Lawyer for Newport Beach

Newport Beach Drug Crime Attorney

Charges for illegal drug possession in Newport Beach can seriously affect your life. Whether you or someone you care about has been charged or arrested for possession of illicit street drugs or illegal possession of prescription drugs, you should contact a Newport Beach criminal defense attorney immediately. Drug possession can result in misdemeanor or felony sentencing depending on the severity of the charge. Besides the emotionally stressful aspect of going through criminal court proceedings, a conviction can mean hefty fines and jail time. This is why it is important to have a drug crimes defense lawyer on your side that will really fight for you and your rights. With the help of the Newport Beach based Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes, many clients have been able to avoid these life altering punishments. Attorney Hughes aggressively pursues his client’s drug possession case to get the best outcome possible. The firm represents clients in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County and nearby areas.

Penalties for Drug Possession

California drug possession penalties vary depending on the amount and type of drug. Misdemeanor charges are usually brought against individuals accused of having small amounts of an illegal substance on their person. Even so, a misdemeanor conviction can result in a year of prison time. If the amount possessed is fairly large, the law will assume there was intent to distribute. In this case, the penalties may be much harsher. In the case of certain hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin, the prosecutor will most likely seek felony sentencing. Felony drug possession convictions may result in up to 3 years in jail. Defense Attorney Hughes has defended many clients facing these harsh penalties due to a DUI involving drugs or other drug crimes circumstances. He may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Contact a Newport Beach drug possession defense attorney right away to see what may be done for your case. Don’t face drug possession charges on your own!

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