Riverside Drug Possession Attorney
Defense for Drug Possession Cases
One of the most common drug charges in California is drug possession. Any
person found in illegal possession of a controlled substance could face
very harsh consequences. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession
of drugs, you need to speak with a Riverside
drug crime lawyer at
Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich.
Contact our firm at your earliest opportunity and we will carefully evaluate the evidence
in your case and provide you with clear direction going forward. We have
the expertise and extensive trial experience that you need to win your
case and are eager to hear from you!
Drug Possession Lawyer in Riverside
The charges and penalties that law enforcement considers in drug possession
cases primarily include these elements:
- Amount of the drug
- Classification or Schedule of the drug
- Purpose for the drugs
- Prior convictions
- Use of weapons
- Involvement of minors
Where large amounts of drugs are found, your situation will be more serious
as law enforcement may believe you had
possession for sale. Other factors under consideration include scales, individual packaging,
large amounts of cash, lack of drug paraphernalia and appearing not to
be under the influence of drugs. This data may point to involvement in
Also, if you possessed a Schedule I controlled substance, the charges and
penalties will be more severe than if you possessed a Schedule IV substance;
certain enhancements to the crime will additionally mean significantly
increased legal consequences.
Consult a Drug Crime Lawyer from Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich
criminal defense team has successfully represented clients throughout Riverside charged
with drug possession. In some cases, we can negotiate to have charges
or sentences reduced. For instance, if certain criteria are met, the prosecution
must refer your case to Diversion. We will assist you with entering a
conditional plea of guilty and upon successfully completion, the plea
is set aside and your record is wiped clean.
In other cases, police may have made mistakes in your arrest and after
exposing them, it may result in a case dismissal. While every outcome
is case specific, you can be sure that we will always fight for your constitutional
rights and best interests.
schedule a free consultation with
a Riverside drug crime attorney at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich today to get started on your defense!