A trio of Santa Monica residents could face charges of drug possession for sale. During a raid conducted earlier this year, Santa Monica police raided two homes in Lennox and Hawthorne. During the raids, police found nearly 30 weapons, 4000 rounds of ammunition and $200,000 in cash. In addition, police also found large quantities of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
Investigators arrested two men and a woman at the homes. One man, a 28-year-old Los Angeles resident, faces multiple charges of possession of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine for sale. He may also firearms charges and a child endangerment charge. He was lodged in the Santa Monica Jail on a bail of $200,000.
A 30-year-old Inglewood woman faces multiple charges of possession of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine for sale. She also faces firearms charges and a child endangerment charge. She was lodged in the Santa Monica Jail on a bail of $50,000.
A 25-year-old Los Angeles man arrested at the scene faces charges of possession of heroin for sale. He was lodged in the Santa Monica Jail on a bail of $30,000.
Los Angeles Drug Possession Lawyer
Many people are sitting in California jails and prisons today serving time for drug crimes. When you face drug charges, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of practice experience, exclusively in criminal defense. He takes drug crimes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Drug crimes can result in felony convictions, which can put a “strike” on your record. In California, people who accumulate a history of felony convictions can be subjected to lifetime incarceration. Even without earning a third “strike,” a second-strike conviction can require the judge to impose longer prison terms and higher fines. The impact on your life and family can be devastating.
As your attorney, Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This strategy is critical to avoiding second-strike convictions and the sentence enhancements that go along with it.
When that’s not possible, Mr. Helfend will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. That could mean taking your matter to trial, or working with the prosecutor to arrive at an acceptable plea agreement.
When you’re facing drug charges, your freedom is on the line. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney. 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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