Drug Possession with Intent Charges
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 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:
- 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 motion 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.
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!