Riverside Drug Crime Attorney
Facing Drug Charges in Riverside, CA?
Drug crimes range from simple possession for personal use to large-scale manufacture and distribution of narcotics. Whatever type of drug crime you have been accused of, our aggressive Riverside drug crime attorneys of Blumenthal & Moore are ready to fight for your freedom and future.
Do not hesitate to contact us at any hour of the day or night for solid legal advice and representation. We have over 100 combined years of proven experience, skills, and resources at your disposal.
Our Riverside drug crime lawyer represent clients charged with all types of drug crimes, including:
- Drug diversion programs
- Drug trafficking
- Narcotics & drug trafficking
- Prescription drugs
- Possession with intent
- Gang-Related drug offenses
- Manufacture or cultivation of drugs
- Federal drug crimes
- Juvenile drug crimes
- Medical marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of precursors to drug manufacturing, such as scales and baggies
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A drug crime conviction can have serious consequences, including fines, forfeiture of property, and prison sentences. A conviction for even a minor drug crime can damage your record, making it difficult for you to get a job, find a place to live, or gain acceptance into educational programs.
Don’t risk your future by taking on your charges alone. You need hard-hitting defense from our proven advocates at Blumenthal & Moore.
Legal Defenses for Drug Crimes in California
When facing drug crime charges, individuals can employ various legal defenses to challenge the accusations against them. It's important to note that legal defenses can vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances of the case.
However, the following are some common defenses used in drug crime cases:
- Unlawful search and seizure: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. If the drugs were obtained through an illegal search or seizure, such as without a warrant or without probable cause, the defense can argue that the evidence should be suppressed because it was obtained in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights.
- Lack of possession: One defense is to argue that the accused did not have actual or constructive possession of the drugs. Actual possession means the drugs were found on the person, while constructive possession implies control over the drugs even if they were not physically on the person. If the prosecution fails to establish possession beyond a reasonable doubt, this defense may be successful.
- Lack of knowledge or intent: Some drug crimes require proof of intent or knowledge on the part of the accused. The defense may argue that the defendant did not know they were in possession of drugs or that they lacked the intent to distribute or sell the drugs.
- Crime lab analysis: The defense may challenge the accuracy or reliability of the crime lab analysis used to identify the substance as an illicit drug. This defense questions the integrity or methodology of the testing process, raising doubts about the reliability of the results.
- Entrapment: This defense asserts that the defendant engaged in illegal drug activity as a result of law enforcement inducing or persuading them to commit the offense. To establish entrapment, the defendant must show that they were not predisposed to commit the crime and that law enforcement officials played a significant role in persuading or inducing them to do so.
- Duress or coercion: This defense asserts that the defendant engaged in drug-related activities under the immediate threat or fear of harm to themselves or others. It requires demonstrating that the defendant reasonably believed they had no other choice but to commit the crime due to the threat of harm.
A History of Success in Drug Crime Defense
At Blumenthal & Moore, we have successfully defended clients accused of drug crimes for decades. We will listen to your explanation of events, conduct a thorough investigation, ensure your constitutional rights are protected, and explore all possible defenses.
Whether your case is resolved through negotiation with the district attorney or at trial, you can depend on our Riverside drug crime defense attorneys at Blumenthal & Moore. Out of our office in Riverside, California, we are ready to serve you anywhere in California.
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