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Drug Crimes Attorney California

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Southern California, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles Drug Crimes Attorney at The H Law Group. We have some of the best drug crimes attorneys in the Los Angeles Area. We also serve the following surrounding areas: Orange County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Diego County. So, wherever you’ve been charged in California, we are here to fight for you.

In Southern California, prosecutors often prosecute drug crimes that involve possession, manufacturing, sales, money laundering, and distribution. The most often drug charges that we defend are the use or possession of narcotics that include marijuana, cocaine, crack, speed (methamphetamine), LSD, speed, molly, ecstasy, and PCP. So, whichever drug you were in possession of, we are here to fight for you. We will do our best to protect your legal rights throughout the criminal process. Again, if you were charged with any of the crimes that we just listed, simply reach out to us for a free consultation and our experienced Los Angeles Drug Crimes Attorneys will fight for you. Some of our attorneys are former prosecutors, so they know the inner workings of the legal system, and they will use that knowledge to your advantage.


Here is a list of the most common drug crimes that are charged in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino:

So, what are the penalties for being convicted of drug crimes in California?


California is very tough on drugs, leading the nation in the number of drug prosecutions it performs every year. The punishment for drug charges vary greatly, so having an experienced drug crimes lawyer is extremely important to reduce the punishment you face. For example, the punishment is different depending on the type of drug that you were caught with, the quantity of the drugs, whether you possessed the drug for personal use or sale, and your criminal background.

  • The penalties of being convicted of drug crimes in California range from being sent to prison or jail, being on parole or probation, drug counseling, registering as a drug offender, and having to pay restitution to law enforcement agencies for investigating your drug crimes. Once convicted of a drug crime in Los Angeles or anywhere else in California, your conviction will be used against you in the future if you’re charged with another drug or drug-related crime because as we stated previously, the court looks at your criminal history when determining the appropriate punishment for the crime you’ve committed. We have heard from countless clients who were charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell even though the drugs they possessed were for personal use. As such, you need an experienced drug crimes attorney at your side to assist you with fighting the drug charges against you. We have attorneys who typically handle drug crimes cases, so they know how to approach each case and how to fight for you. So, contact the best drug crime attorneys at The H Law Group. Our attorneys will argue that the charges against you should be thrown out or reduced. Also, they will try to get you probation or on a drug diversion program, or counseling instead of prison time. However, what we’re able to achieve for you depends on the facts of your specific case.


In the State of California, drug crimes are charged at the State and the Federal level. At both levels of the government, criminal statutes prohibit the manufacturing, sale, and possession of illegal drugs, including marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin. Drug crimes are prosecuted harshly because they are deemed to be a danger to individuals, as well as to society and therefore they should be made illegal. Whether you’re charged with a federal drug offense or a state drug offense depends on the arresting or investigative officer. If you’re arrested by the LAPD, you’re likely to face state drug charges, however, if you’re arrested at LAX while traveling, you’re likely to be charged with federal drug offenses, so it really depends on which authority arrested you.


Here is a list of the controlled substances in the State of California and Los Angeles

  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Cocaine
  • Morphine
  • PCP
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Vicodin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Over the counter medications with codeine


Again, if you’ve been charged with any type of drug crime, you should promptly contact an experienced drug crimes attorney to defend the charges that are against you. The H Law Group has a team of experienced lawyers who will vigorously fight for you to ensure that you’re treated fairly throughout the criminal process. Having an experienced attorney at your side can mean the difference between you being sent to jail or serving probation without ever setting foot in jail, so make sure that you hire an experienced drug crimes attorney from the H Law Group of Los Angeles. Schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 888.499.4948.