Drug crimes are taken very seriously in California; those convicted face serious and even life-changing consequences. Attorney Matt Sullivan works vigorously to protect his clients' rights and provide exceptional legal guidance and representation. Whether innocent, or you believe you have violated the law, it is crucial that you obtain the services of an experienced and capable criminal lawyer who has handled criminal matters in Marin County. You may be eligible for drug diversion, but you must speak to an attorney to determine if you qualify.
The penalties you face if convicted depend on a number of factors, including the type and amount possessed, whether there was an intent to sell and more. Even if you are arrested on what is known as "simple" possession, you may face significant sanctions, if you are not drug diversion eligible. An attorney with experience defending drug possession cases in Marin County, knows that even in cases with simple charges, you may face steep fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record. A conviction will affect your career, reputation, and other aspects of your life.
Whether you have been arrested for possessing illegal drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, heroin or methamphetamine, or even prescription drugs such as Valium or Oxycodone without a valid prescription, you must have a knowledgeable criminal lawyer on your side, preferably one who has handled cases before in Marin County. Innocent or potentially guilty of the crime, a capable attorney can provide you with the support and guidance necessary to make it through this situation.
Even if you believe you have broken the law, it does not mean that you must immediately enter a plea. In the U.S., every person charged with a criminal offense, no matter how serious the charge, is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors must have sufficient evidence in order to prove you are guilty, even though they will never tell you this. Your attorney will work diligently to investigate the charges, analyze and challenge any evidence, question motives of police and whether proper procedure was followed and more. Your lawyer will be able to determine if the prosecutor does have a strong case against you, and whether it may be to your advantage to plea to lesser charges.
It is essential that you consult with a criminal attorney who will prepare to go to trial even if it turns out that it isn't necessary. Diligent preparation and individual focus on your case is essential to the best possible outcome when it comes to drug charges. Call lawyer Matt Sullivan today, and put your future and freedom in capable, caring hands.