Drug Crimes

Drug Crime Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles, CA

Drug Crime Arrest

Los Angeles has long been recognized as the epicenter of numerous drug cartels and drug trafficking operations, and Los Angeles law enforcement is notoriously hard on drug crime cases. In fact, there are many Task Forces that have been assembled throughout the city to combat drug crimes and to conduct both state and federal investigations of suspected offenders.

If you are under investigation for a drug crime, you must realize that there are many resources and much effort being used to find proof that you have committed a drug crime. It is imperative that you take action immediately to protect your rights, your reputation and future from the consequences of conviction.

If you have been arrested for a drug crime in California, you are facing serious penalties that could affect the rest of your life. Speak with a highly trained Los Angeles drug crime attorney from our firm so that you can discover what your best course of action is. We understand the state's laws on mushrooms and other types of drugs in CA.

The prosecution and law enforcement will team up against those facing drug crimes charges and do everything in their power to fully prosecute the defendant. Contact a skilled drug crime attorney from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP at your earliest convenience to prevent any serious harm from being done to your future.

Types of Drug Charges

Here at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP we have handled more than 200 jury trials on the behalf of those accused of crimes throughout Los Angeles, and many of these cases involved drug charges. Our skilled Los Angeles drug crime lawyers can protect your rights and help you build a compelling defense for any of the following charges and more, so call today to schedule a free consultation and read through our helpful drug crimes FAQ.

  • Cultivation
    This specific crime involving growing, producing and possessing certain plants or naturally occurring elements used to produce unlawful controlled substances like marijuana plants or cannabis seeds.
  • Distribution
    Drug distribution refers to situations where an individual or group transfers the substances from one place to another. The penalties for this drug crime will depend on the circumstances surrounding the case.
  • Drug Sales
    The penalties for selling controlled substances in California can be very steep and may include years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you are under investigation, immediately take action.
  • Drug Manufacturing
    You can be charged with a crime for playing a role in the cultivation or manufacturing of a controlled substance under state or federal law. Drug manufacturing charges can also include other drug charges.
  • Medical Marijuana
    The laws regarding medical marijuana are continually changing, and many people are accused of marijuana crimes because they do not fully understand their rights and recent changes to these laws.
  • Possession
    The possession of illegal drugs is a crime that carries a wide range of penalties based on the type and amount of drug, as well as other extenuating circumstances. Instead of accepting defeat, contact our firm.
  • Illegally Prescribed Drugs
    Obtaining prescription drugs through illegal methods has become one of the most prevalent drug crimes in Los Angeles over the last couple of years.

Questions? Contact us with your questions about criminal defense in LA.

Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation

In California, it is illegal to manufacture illegal drugs or controlled substances, including marijuana. The crime that an individual will be charged with in regards to manufacturing or cultivation depends on the kind of drug being made.

California Health and Safety Code 11379 makes it illegal to manufacture or in any way take part in the process of manufacturing controlled substances, including cocaine, opium, methamphetamine, or any other controlled substances. A common example would be running a methamphetamine lab. Additionally, it is a crime to be in possession of the chemicals that are used to manufacture certain drugs.

If you have been charged with Health and Safety Codes 11358, 11379, or any other drug related charge, call Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP immediately. Without a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney, a prosecutor can decide to charge you with the worst possible crime. We have been successful defending drug related charges on many occasions.

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