According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office statistics, three-fourths of West Hollywood drug possession arrests involved methamphetamine. The statistics, from the last half of 2017, show the rising popularity of methamphetamine. The next most popular drug was cocaine. Officers reported confiscating cocaine in only 10% of West Hollywood drug arrests.
Despite the growing focus on opioids, officers recovered heroin in less than 8% of drug arrests in West Hollywood. They reported marijuana possession with the same frequency as heroin. More exotic drugs, including prescription medications, GBH and MDMA combined accounted for less than 5% of West Hollywood drug arrests.
In addition, officers noted that most distribution occurs within clubs or by a person-to-person arrangement. In addition, West Hollywood is a target for outside distributors hoping to sell their product.
West Hollywood drug possession attorney
When you face drug charges, hire an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of courtroom defense experience. He will fight aggressively for you in court.
Some drug possession laws are changing in California, but you can still face serious consequences for a drug possession conviction. These consequences can include jail time, fines and other sanctions. In addition, depending upon the circumstances of your case, drug possession can result in a felony conviction.
The state’s Three Strikes Law makes each felony conviction more dangerous. Multiple felony convictions can result in longer sentences. A third felony conviction for a violent crime can result in lifetime incarceration. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney or luck to help you out in court.
An experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend is your best defense strategy. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County drug possession case.
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