Orange County Drug Possession Lawyer
According to §11350 of the Health and Safety Code, it is considered
a criminal act to be possession of a controlled substance in the state
of California. This, however, is not a blanket term. In fact, the word
"possession" actually refers to three separate acts, each of
which will carry with it different penalties and different nuances within
the actual case. These include:
Actual Possession: This refers to the possession of a drug that was actually found to be on
your person and in your direct control. For instance, this could be mean
that it was found in your pocket or in your purse. In some cases, it even
means drugs that being hidden within a body cavity.
Constructive Possession: This is trickier to prosecute as it means that the drugs were not on your
person, but were in a place that is generally considered to be under your
control. This could mean, for example, that drugs were found in your home.
Joint Possession: This is probably the most difficult to prosecute. Joint possession refers
to drugs that were found in a place that you share control – no
matter whether that means actual or constructive.
Defending Against Drug Offenses
If you have recently been criminally charged with possessing a controlled
substance, it is highly encouraged that you seek the legal counsel of
an aggressive Orange County
criminal defense lawyer that you fully trust. There are several defenses that can be utilized
in the attempt to help you obtain the just outcome that you fully deserve.
Even if there is reason to believe that receiving an acquittal is out
of the question, you need to be confident that you have a hard-hitting
attorney on your side that will be able to relentlessly fight for a reduction
of the charges or associated penalties.
At The Law Office of Bruce Bridgman, they recognize what is on the line
when they are dealing with a criminal case dealing with a
drug offense. Should you choose to be represented by their legal team, you will be
able to be confident knowing that you will have a heavyweight advocate
on your side that will go the distance in their efforts to protect your
rights. These cases are complex and to ensure that your rights are being
protected to the full extent of the law, you need to
work with an attorney that fully understands it. You can trust that this is exactly what you
will receive should you work with their firm.