Drug Possession

Drug Possession Lawyer - Drug Possession Attorney

Marijuana - Methamphetamine - Cocaine - Heroin - Narcotics - Cannabis

Every drug possession case is unique, requiring a defense geared towards the specific charges you face. Leon J. Mezzetti, Jr., P.C., provides personalized attention and dedicated defense to every client. Whether you face marijuana possession charges or possession of large amounts of drugs with intent to sell, we can help.

Drug possession attorney Leon J. Mezzetti, Jr., has more than 30 years of experience defending clients charged with all levels of drug possession. He is a former county prosecutor who understands how these cases are charged and what the prosecution is looking for. We will use this knowledge to your advantage. Contact us to begin your fight.

Marijuana Possession Charges

Although California now permits the recreational use of marijuana (cannabis), there remain numerous ways in which one may be arrested under marijuana statutes. For instance, it is unlawful for minors to posses any amount of cannabis, or for adults over 21 to possess more than one ounce or more than 6 marijuana plants. Moreover, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, resulting in ongoing federal marijuana arrests in California.

Aggravating Circumstances - Drug Possession

Penalties for conviction of drug possession (or any drug crime) can range from a slap on the wrist to years in prison. The following are circumstances that can lead to harsher penalties:

  • Possession of a firearm with the drugs
  • Possession of harder drugs, such as methamphetamines, cocaine, or heroin
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • A prior criminal record

Our goal is to keep you away from aggravated charges by negotiating with the prosecution or proving your innocence in court.

Caught Under the Influence of Crack, Crank, or Smack?

If you are caught under the influence of a harder drug such as crank (methamphetamine or meth), crack (rock cocaine), or smack (heroin), the court must, under the law, sentence you to one of two things:

  • An 18-24 month diversionary program that includes drug testing and classes; or
  • At least 90 days in jail if you fail out of the diversionary program or decline to participate

Contact an Experienced Drug Possession Lawyer Now

The only way to fight the penalties is to fight the arrest and your charges. For a free confidential consultation, and for further information regarding how an ex-prosecutor and expert drug possession attorney can help you, contact us, call us at 877-791-1836 or 510-894-6152, or visit our law firm in Fremont, San Jose, Stockton, or Pleasanton. We represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County and San Joaquin County.

For further reading: Drug Policy of California, Wikipedia