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Drug Possession

Drug Possession

Redwood City Drug Possession Lawyer

If you or a family member has been arrested and charged with drug possession, you have many concerns, worries, and questions about:

  • The prosecution process
  • The potential consequences of a drug possession conviction
  • Your legal options

Talk to a Redwood City drug possession attorney from the Law Offices of Shelley D. Dwyer as soon as possible. We can discuss your options relating to charges involving methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, cocaine or prescription drugs.

Consequences of a Drug Possession Conviction

The penalties for a drug possession conviction in California vary depending on the amount and type of the drug. Additional factors may also affect sentencing, including having a criminal history and firearm possession at the time of the arrest. Possible consequences of a drug possession conviction include fines, serious prison time, probation, and other penalties.

Alternatives to Traditional Penalties

One way to convince a judge of your sincerity about changing your ways is to enroll in a treatment program. Any harm you have done in conjunction with possession and use of drugs should be remedied where possible. Diversion programs such as deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) and Prop 36 are intended to address the root of your problem and keep a criminal conviction off your record.

Attorney Dwyer’s skills will benefit you from the moment you call, through negotiation and handling your case, to trial if that is in your best interest. Countless defenses are available in any trial, from search and seizure violations to simple lack of evidence.

By identifying creative approaches and thinking outside the box, attorney Shelley D. Dwyer wins a wide variety of drug possession and criminal defense cases. Judges, juries, and even prosecutors can be convinced to see your side of the story. But you must have an attorney who focuses on criminal defense and has decades of practical experience, as Ms. Dwyer does. Any sentence you receive should address your problems, not just punish you.

Redwood City drug possession attorney Shelley Dwyer has more than 20 years of experience and has vigorously defended clients in more than 150 jury trials. She is a member of the following organizations:

  • California DUI Lawyers Association (a DUI Defense Organization)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California Public Defender’s Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Private Defender’s Panel
  • State Bar of California

Contact a San Mateo Methamphetamine Possession Attorney

If you have been accused drug possession, drug sales, driving under the influence of drugs or another drug crime in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere in California, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. If you call 650-367-8500, we will address your concerns immediately or return your call within one hour.