Drug Crimes Defense in Pasadena and Los Angeles

Pasadena Drug Possession Defense Attorney Ann Gottesman isan experienced and compassionate drug crimes lawyer who will fight for your constitutional rights in court. Ann will take the time to carefully study the details of your case so she can determine the right strategy and defense to achieve the best outcome.

Defending the Criminally Accused for Drug Offenses:

Drugs such as Meth-amphetamine, Marijuana, Heroin, Crack-Cocaine, Cocaine, Oxycodone, Valium, etc., are all examples of “controlled substances.” Many prescribed medications are considered controlled substances and are illegal to possesses, use or transport without a prescription. Often times, a person charged with possessing or using drugs will qualify for Diversion” which means he or she can avoid jail and get the case dismissed after completing a short class. Prop-36 is another jail-alternative treatment program that many drug offenders may qualify for. Also, there are cases where a motion can be filed, such as a motion to suppress evidence that was obtained in violation of the Defendant’s constitutional rights. Often times, if such a motion is granted, the case is dismissed.

It is important to note that often times, when a motorist is pulled over for a traffic violation, an officer will search the motorist’s vehicle (with or without probable cause or a warrant!) and find drugs. In addition to being arrested and charged with drug possession or possession for sale, the officer often alleges the person was driving under the influence of the drugs, and arrests that person for a DUI as well!

Any person charged or arrested for a drug offense should contact a drug possession defense attorney immediately to determine what is the best course of action.

The following are some common examples of Drug-Related offenses filed by District Attorneys in Los Angeles Courts:

  • Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Possession for Sale of Controlled Substances
  • Possession or Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Certain Chemicals with the Intent to Manufacture
  • (...examples may be Pseudo-ephedrine or ephedrine)
  • Sale, Transportation or Trafficking of a Controlled Substance or Narcotic

Being convicted of a drug crime has serious consequences that can affect the rest of your life. In addition to facing large fines, jail or prison, and the loss of your job, you could also have your assets forfeited. It is therefore crucial to have a knowledgeable lawyer who is familiar with the local courts, District Attorneys and Judges, and who has successfully represented others accused of drug crimes.

At the law office of Ann Gottesman in Pasadena, California, Pasadena drug crimes defense attorney Ann Gottesman will aggressively defend you against drug charges. Whether you have been arrested or are still being investigated for a drug crime, it is very important to understand what charges you may be facing, the possible consequences and what legal options lay before you.

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, West Covina, Alhambra, Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Pomona, Van Nuys or San Fernando, Pasadena drug crimes lawyer Ann Gottesman has the experience and legal knowledge to successfully fight your case in court. She will meticulously review all discovery and subpoena any existing drug test results directly from the lab. If needed, a knowledgeable expert will re-evaluate the test results to determine its accuracy. Ann Gottesman will analyze the case to determine if there are any motions that can be filed, like a motion to suppress, motion to reveal an officer’s disciplinary record (“Pitchess” motion), motion to quash warrants, etc…

Pasadena criminal defense lawyer Ann Gottesman is here to help you. Ann’s experience and aggressive representation allows her to obtain excellent results for her clients charged with drug crimes.

Call the Law Office of Ann Gottesman for a FREE consultation at (626) 710-4021 or Toll-free ar (877) 3-LAW-NOW.