Our California lawyers can help defend your drug charges. Drug charges fall into one of two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.
Misdemeanor charges for possession of drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy, and methamphetamines will generally not result in jail sentences and the charges may be dismissed if you and your attorney take the proper steps. Our lawyers have extensive experience in helping drug users receive treatment rather than jail time. Our lawyers also have experience representing clients in medical marijuana cases.
Drug distribution and selling drugs are almost always felony charges, which carry a possible state prison sentence. In these cases, our lawyers have a high rate of success in motions to suppress the evidence by attacking 1) the legality of a search warrant, 2) the search itself or 3) the detention of the client. If successful, these motions can lead to a dismissal of charges or reduced charges.
If someone charged with a drug offense is not a citizen of the United States, a conviction can have serious immigration consequences. One of our priorities is to settle cases in a way that has minimal impact on a client’s residency in the United States.
Contact Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm immediately for an initial free consultation if you or a loved one has been arrested or is under investigation. For our in-custody clients, we help arrange bail, make motions to have you released on your own recognizance, or draw up property bonds in high bond cases which can save thousands of dollars in bail bond premiums.