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Okabe & Haushalter

Los Angeles Drug Possession With Intent Charges Defense Attorney

Drug Possession with Intent Charges Lawyer In Los Angeles

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers

Have you been charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute? If so, you need to speak with an experienced drug crimes defense attorney right away. Drug possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute is a much more serious offense than simple possession charges and carries much heavier penalties.

The best way to protect yourself after an arrest is by speaking with a highly trained criminal defense lawyer. A skilled Los Angeles drug crime attorney will know how to build and create innovative and effective defense strategies, as well as how to use those defense strategies to your advantage in court.

Defense For Possession With Intent Charges

In order to conduct an arrest, the police must have evidence that proves your intent to sell, manufacture or distribute the drugs. There are a number of things police officers typically look for when investigating these types of cases, such as:

  • Scales
  • Baggies and packaging supplies
  • Large amounts of cash
  • Address books, or some type of client list
  • Cell phones, pagers, or some other type of communication device
  • Laboratory equipment for mixing chemicals

Without sufficient evidence, the police will not have grounds to file charges. Unfortunately, in desperation to collect the evidence needed to make an arrest, sometimes police officers and investigators break the law by conducting an unlawful search and seizure. The police cannot search you or your property without just cause or a valid search warrant.

If you think the police violated federal search and seizure law, you should speak with an attorney at our office who can look into the matter to determine if your constitutional rights were violated. If we discover the police conducted an unlawful search and seizure, we will move to have the evidence thrown out of court. Without sufficient evidence, it will be very difficult for the prosecution to pursue their case. In fact, it might be a situation where the charges would be dropped completely.

How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?

Facing criminal charges is scary no matter how many times it’s happened. Being arrested is not for the faint of heart. That’s why you need to have an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney by your side from the minute you are placed under arrest by a police officer. Your rights are important. Protect them immediately with the help of a member of the Okabe & Haushalter team in Los Angeles. Criminal defense attorneys that specialize in drug possession with intent to distribute can help you in the following ways:

  • Investigate the incident that led to your arrest
  • Review and collect any and all evidence
  • Speak with witnesses to the incident
  • Review any bodycam footage of the arrest to determine if the officer acted in accordance with the law
  • Provide you with an honest assessment of your case
  • Explain what will happen at the arraignment hearing
  • Represent you through the entire process, including a trial
  • Guide you when it comes to pleading guilty, not guilty, or no contest
  • Recommend accepting a plea deal for a lesser charge or fighting to have the charges dropped

Why Should You Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney when faced with drug possession with the intent to distribute charges is the only route you should go if you want to protect your freedom. You have the right to an attorney and it should be someone you trust with your life. Be sure to have a lawyer on your speed dial ahead of time so that you or your family knows who to call if you are ever faced with arrest for a drug crime. You should hire a criminal defense attorney for the following reasons:

  • A lawyer understands the law and any changes
  • A lawyer can provide an honest assessment of the charges you are facing
  • A lawyer will examine the evidence of the case and the behavior of the police officer
  • A lawyer will recommend how you should plead at the arraignment hearing
  • A lawyer will do their best to ensure that your rights and freedom are protected throughout the entire process
  • A lawyer can walk you through what to expect if your case reaches trial

How to Find a Criminal Defense Attorney

When the time comes to find a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney you should look no further than the experienced team at Okabe & Haushalter. We represent people who have been charged with various drug crimes, including intent to distribute. You won’t have to worry about lack of experience or any other issue clouding your defense.

If you are looking for a new attorney, be sure to ask for a referral from someone you trust who has used them in the past. A word-of-mouth testimonial is a great way to ensure that the attorney you use to build a criminal defense case can be trusted to fight for your best interest. Call our office today to schedule a consultation so you can secure the best legal representation possible.

Call A Skilled Los Angeles Drug Possession Defense Attorney

Do not let your charges escalate into a conviction that lands you behind bars and strips you of your rights. At Okabe & Haushalter, we can defend you against the prosecution and help you confront your charges head-on. We promise to work hard on your behalf, and will not give up on you or your case until it has been resolved successfully!

For more information about our defense services, please contact a Los Angeles drug possession lawyer today!