Riverside Drug Crime Lawyer
Heroin: A Schedule I Drug
Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich has a long history of successfully
handling the defense of clients charged with all types of drug crimes
under the Controlled Substance Act. This Act regulates the possession,
manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens,
anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the production of controlled
Heroin is classified as a
Schedule I drug, along with
meth, Ecstasy, PCP and LSD. The penalties for a crime involving Schedule I
drugs are most severe. If you have been charged in California with a heroin
offense we urge you not to go against the prosecution without representation from a
Riverside drug attorney who has experience in effectively defending clients charged with drug crimes.
Contact us and we will examine the evidence against you and give you a fair evaluation
as to the best way to move forward so that your rights are preserved and
your freedoms safeguarded.
Drug attorney in Riverside
For someone who has been convicted of a crime involving heroin,
Ecstasy, the penalties can be extremely harsh. Depending on the amount of drugs
confiscated, a first offense could result in a prison term of up to 20
years plus fines. If convicted of two previous offenses, you could be
facing life in prison under the Three Strikes law. Our firm has been successful
at getting penalties reduced or even dismissed by confronting the prosecution's
case on many levels.
Some of the ways that we can challenge the elements of their case include:
- Having the evidence against you thrown out of court due to illegal search
- Determining your eligibility for alternative sentencing such as a diversion
program, drug court or Proposition 36 if this is your first offense and
no violence was involved
Accusations of committing controlled substance crimes are very serious
and convictions can irrevocably affect one's future in a negative
manner. To get the help you require to defend yourself, you need the assistance
of an experienced criminal defense attorney at our firm. We will do all
that is possible to help you protect yourself and your way of life.
For more information regarding possible defense strategies, contact a
Riverside drug lawyer
at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich today.