Drug laws, both Federal and California, are complicated and can be harsh. If you are charged with a drug offense – whether it is a simple possession, sale of drugs, possession for sale, cultivation, manufacturing, or transportation – you need a criminal defense lawyer who knows the law and your rights.
There is a misconception that California is “soft” on drug crimes because of its liberal marijuana laws. The government can and will prosecute all drug offenders regardless of the type or quantity of drugs involved and the penalties can be severe: jail or prison time, probation with jail time and high fines and fees. You are at risk of losing your job, housing, or certain government benefits if you are convicted of a crime, including a drug offense.
Increasingly, the government is using forfeiture laws to seize people’s money in connection with suspected drug crimes, even in cases where no drugs are found. The government can take your personal and real property if they have reasonable cause to believe that the property is associated with drug trafficking or various other crimes. If you have a forfeiture matter, either California or Federal, DEA, DOJ, or other agency, you need a lawyer who knows the law and who will fight for your property and rights.
The Law Office of Samuel Lasser handles all types of drug cases, big and small, and will work hard to represent you to achieve the best possible result. We also handle state and federal forfeiture matters (cash, cars, property, etc.). Call 415.994.9930 now for a free initial consultation and speak to an experienced criminal attorney who you can trust to fight to defend your case.