A Los Angeles teacher faces a misdemeanor drug possession charge following her Coachella Music Festival arrest.
The woman is a chemistry teacher at a Brentwood private school. Riverside authorities arrested the woman in April, after finding her with two bindles of ecstasy. The school suspended the teacher because she also faces unrelated charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a student. She pleaded not guilty to ten felony charges related to that case. The suspect is currently free on a $230,000 bond and will appear in court on the drug charge in January.
Los Angeles drug possession attorney
California law has recently changed the way it handles misdemeanor drug possession charges. When you face charges for a drug related crime, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes drug possession cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Thanks to Proposition 47, minor drug offenses no longer produce major consequences. The key is having the right representation in court. This ensures that police and the courts will respect your rights under the law.
Proposition 47 changed the way the law treats some drug possession cases. You may qualify for the benefits that Proposition 47 provides, based on the circumstances of your case. The law still treats possession for sale as a felony. You will not receive the benefits of Proposition 47 when you face more serious felony drug charges.
In either case, your best strategy is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court. Mr. Helfend handles each client personally, and will work directly with you on your case.
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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