Santa Clarita Valley police arrested two men following a traffic stop in Newhall. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm. The driver and the passenger face charges of drug possession. They also face a range of weapons charges, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, the passenger faces probation violation charges. He is on probation for an earlier assault.
The owner of the firearm reported it stolen in a 2010 Los Angeles theft, but detectives have not determined how the men came in to possession of the gun.
Los Angeles Drug Possession Lawyer
Drug possession charges in California have changed thanks to Proposition 47. Unfortunately, Proposition 47 won’t shield a person from certain crimes. The state’s Three Strikes Law can trap persons with existing felony backgrounds. That’s why you need an experienced Los Angeles drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively, and has more than 35 years of experience in providing defense for Southern California citizens. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
If you’re facing drug charges or charges related to drug possession, and you have an existing felony conviction on your record, your first move should be to hire an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney. Second and subsequent felony convictions will extend your incarceration substantially. It could also put you in real jeopardy of spending the rest of your life in prison.
Don’t attempt to defend yourself and don’t rely on an attorney who won’t aggressively defend your rights and freedom.
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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