A man being arrested on suspicion of drug possession now faces additional assault charges. According to the Sheriff’s office in Santa Clarita Valley, deputies responded to a call regarding a stolen vehicle in Valencia.
While at the scene, deputies discovered a man ransacking a vehicle. During the arrest attempt, the suspect punched one of the deputies in the face. He also attempted to run away. Two other deputies at the scene captured the suspect and arrested him. At that time, the arresting officers discovered narcotics in the man’s possession.
First responders transported the deputy to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries. They also transported the suspect to the hospital for injuries sustained during the arrest. Following his release from the hospital, deputies transported the suspect to the jail for processing. He is expected to face charges of drug possession, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.
Santa Clarita Drug Possession attorney
Policing agencies are interested in drug crimes because they often have connections to other crimes. When you face charges involving drug crimes, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Thanks to voter initiatives, the state has realigned its approach to certain drug crimes. By changing the way the state treats drug crimes, it can eliminate incarceration as a possible result of conviction on low-level, non-violent crimes. In addition, the decriminalization of marijuana opens up additional possibilities for people who have a record of previous convictions related to marijuana possession.
The state is not so forgiving when drug crimes involve other substances, like opioids like heroin, methamphetamine and prescription pills. When you face charges for drug offenses, your best defense is an aggressive experienced attorney. Your attorney will fight hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney or one who doesn’t want to fight aggressively for you. 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/embezzlement case.