Controlled substances, regulated by state and federal law, are subject to regulation according to their addictive and potentially harmful qualities and the dangers presented by their use and abuse. Improprieties including production, possession, importation, trafficking and distribution are strictly regulated.
Interstate and international laws related to illicit activities around controlled and illegal substances such as narcotics, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens are strict, carrying harsh penalties for violators.
The range of crimes, from possession to manufacturing or trafficking these substances, may carry the potential weight of infraction, misdemeanor or felony conviction, depending on the amount and type of drugs and activity involved. Federal sentencing guidelines can be harsh, having mandatory minimum jail sentences for many crimes.
A drug conviction can have long term detrimental effect on your life. Even if you’ve been incorrectly accused as a conspirator but had no involvement, the effects of a drug charge or conviction can linger over your record for years or even decades, clouding your reputation and affecting your future.
If you’ve been named as a defendant in illegal drug related charges, the outcome is serious. Your best defense is proper legal representation and preparation of your case. An immediate, dynamic and persuasive approach is absolutely necessary to make certain your defense is effective.
ESTELLE & KENNEDY, A Professional Law Corporation’s drug defense litigation team has tried diverse cases before judges and juries throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Kern counties, and is prepared to capably challenge your charges in court. Our successful representation for clients has ranged from straightforward drug possession and intent to sell, to large-scale manufacturing and transportation and distribution charges, resulting in successful challenges for reduction, and even renunciation in complex cases of conspiracy. Our experienced team recognizes the importance of mitigating factors and can mount a plausible and vigorous defense on your behalf.