Law Office of Michael L. Stuart Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses In San Diego County

Felony And Misdemeanor Drug Offenses In San Diego

It is important to hire a San Diego lawyer that knows how to properly and successfully defend drug offense cases. You could be arrested and charged with anything from simple misdemeanor possession to felony possession for manufacturing and/or distributing narcotics. Depending on the amount of drugs involved, you could be sentenced up to one year in the San Diego County Jail or be sent to prison. In every drug offense case, you and your lawyer need to challenge the search and seizure that lead to the discovery of the illegal drugs. Just because the police found it does not mean that they can use it as evidence against you in a San Diego court. It is crucial that you retain a lawyer that is sensitive to the issues involved with drug abuse and recovery. You may be able to avoid jail time if you get enrolled in the proper San Diego rehabilitation program. Contact Attorney Michael L. Stuart immediately to discuss your San Diego drug possession case for free. All calls or emails will be promptly returned.

PC § 1000 And Prop 36 Programs In San Diego

Deferred Entry of Judgment programs like PC § 1000, Prop 36, and Drug Court are available to some drug offenders if they qualify. For misdemeanor and felony possession or under the influence of drugs in public cases, you may be able to take advantage of one or more of the programs listed above in your San Diego case. Usually you would start out in the PC § 1000 program which usually consists of group therapy classes once a week for about six months. You may or may not be drug tested.

For most felony possession cases, you would participate in the Prop 36 program for one year and be required to return to court often to monitor your progress. You will most likely be drug tested by the San Diego Probation Department. If you are not successful in the Prop 36 program, the Court will either send you back to the San Diego County Jail or have you participate in Drug Court. This is the most structured San Diego drug program, requiring you to go to court everyday at the beginning. You would be enrolled in an out-patient or in-patient drug rehabilitation program.

If you are charged with felony transportation, distribution, or manufacturing, none of the above programs are available to you. If this is your situation, you need to hire an aggressive, experienced, and affordable lawyer like Attorney Michael L. Stuart. He has successfully negotiated good results in several drug offense cases in San Diego.

Consequences Of A Drug Conviction In San Diego

There are several serious consequences if you are convicted in San Diego of a misdemeanor or felony drug offense. You may lose your driver’s license, have to participate in a drug rehabilitation program, be sentenced to local jail time or prison, and have register as a narcotics offender. Lawyers like Michael L. Stuart view drug offenders as sick patients rather than criminals. This view must be presented to the prosecutor and the Judge who is handling your case so that you can get the best results in your San Diego drug offense case. You do not have to go to jail because you have the disease of addiction. Once you treat the underlying addiction, your life and the sentence from the court will improve.

Contact Attorney Michael L. Stuart immediately to discuss your San Diego drug possession case for free. All calls or emails will be promptly returned.