San Fernando Drug Possession Lawyers
Violation of Health and Safety Code Sections, 11350 and 11377
Eisner & Gorin, LLP, is a top-rated criminal defense firm and is recognized as a Pre-Eminent Top 5% U.S. Law Firm by the national lawyer ratings service Martindale Hubbell and Lexis-Nexis. Our San Fernando drug crime defense lawyers have over 50 years combined criminal courts experience litigating serious drug crimes throughout all Southern California courtrooms, including the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, Santa Clarita Valley, and Los Angeles County.
The firm partners are Former Los Angeles Prosecutors and specialize in defending drug possession crimes including violations of Health and Safety Code Sections 11350 (cocaine, heroin, prescription meds) and 11377 (Methamphetamine and prescription meds). These drug crimes are charged as “Possession of a Controlled Substance” offenses. We specialize in defending possession offenses in the following courthouses: Van Nuys, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Sylmar Juvenile, Pasadena Juvenile, and throughout Los Angeles Superior Courts.
Legal Definition: Drug Possession, Health and Safety Code Sections 11350 and 11377
The crime is defined as the unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The prosecution must prove that the defendant knew the drugs were in his or her presence, and further that the substance is in fact an unlawful drug. Often the police do no obtain fingerprints from the wrapping or container the drugs are in, providing the defense an opportunity to contest whom the drugs belonged to. Further, constitutional violations committed by the police may lead to the entire case being thrown out of court.
The consequences for the conviction of drug crimes may be very serious. Possession of drugs offenses carry the possibility of jail or prison depending on whether they are charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Thus it is of significant importance that you retain the legal services of an experienced San Fernando Valley criminal defense attorney who understands how to successfully defend drug crime accusations. Frequently with the proper advocacy, our clients obtain drug treatment programs in lieu of jail, including Diversion, Deferred Entry of Judgment, or Proposition 36. Successful completion of such programs often leads to the entire case being dismissed.
Top-Rated Defense Attorneys are Available 7 Days per Weeks
For our client’s convenience, our main office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Jail. Our other San Fernando Valley law offices are located in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita.
If you have been charged with Drug Possession in violation of the Health and Safety Code Sections 11350 or 11377, call the criminal defense attorneys at Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case issues and advise you of your legal options before you go to court.