Drug Crimes

Defending Drug Possession and Other Charges

There is no doubt that being charged for a drug crime can have devastating effects on you and your loved ones. Fortunately, there are criminal defense options that can, in many instances, either get the charges against you dismissed or cause them to be reduced, thus limiting the penalties you will face. Sometimes, police conduct a search and seizure in an illegal manner, which can make the evidence against you inadmissible in court. You can be accused of drug possession when, in fact, it cannot be proven that the drugs were yours. As a former prosecutor, I look for and utilize poor police investigation and work to make the prosecution prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Michael S. Martin, P.C. helps locals who have been charged with a variety of drug crimes such as simple possession, possession with the intent to sell or deliver, drug importation, trafficking, transportation of drugs, cultivation, manufacture and the sale of drugs. Depending on the specifics of your case, you will either be charged with a misdemeanor or felony and a knowledgeable Tracy criminal defense lawyer from my firm can help you to better understand the charges you face. Some drug offenses can become a federal crime when certain types and amounts of drugs are involved. At times, drug charges will be joined with other offenses, such as theft crimes, making the penalties even harsher.

Being Convicted for Drug Crimes

Any prior convictions you have had and the specifics circumstances surrounding your current case will be the deciding factors in the punishments you face. Common penalties for conviction include stiff fines, loss of your driving privileges and incarceration in jail or prison. If you are prosecuted on the federal level the penalties will be substantially increased and in some drug cases, law enforcement will seize your property and money.

Your rights and freedoms are at risk and it is vital that you have an attorney who has assisted others who were in need of compassionate legal assistance.

If you or a loved one were arrested on drug charges, learn your legal options by contacting a Tracy drug crime attorney from my firm.

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Why Choose Us:

As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent you. While my office handles a variety of types of cases I have dedicated a majority of my practice to representation in criminal law, bankruptcy, and personal injury.