Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
Arrested for a drug possession charge in Kern County or
Lamont California? We can help. For nearly 20 years our
defense attorneys have been fighting allegations of criminal
drug possession in all parts of Kern County.
The most common type of drug possession charge is what is
known as simple possession or personal use. Other types of
offenses are possession with the intent to sell, actual sales,
importation and transportation. All of the crimes require two
basic elements: One is knowledge of the substance, and Two
is Dominion and control over the drugs.
The following is a typical scenario. A person is stopped
while traveling in a vehicle on interstate 5 of highway 99,
most often by the CHP. The vehicle is searched and drugs
are discovered somewhere in the vehicle. The occupants are
arrested and charged with one of the previously mentioned
drug offenses. The question is how is the crime proven?
First, the District Attorney will attempt to establish that the
accused knew of the presence of the drugs by using either
direct or circumstantial evidence. For example, an admission
that the person was aware of the drugs or that the contraband
was discovered in an area that the person had access to.
Defenses can exist to these charges. Our Lamont attorneys
can attack the state's case arguing a failure of proof or
insufficiency of evidence. Moreover, motions can be filed
challenging the legality of the car stop and the subsequent
search. Our lawyers have been successful in suppressing
evidence that was the product of a violation of a defendant's
fourth amendment rights under the constitution. We use the
latest technology and innovative approaches to have criminal
charges dropped when possible.
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged
with drug possession in Kern County or in the Lamont Court
we can defend the case and seek to have the charges
dismissed, reduced or expunged. We are also skilled in
accomplishing the release of suspects from jail with the use
of bail reductions and motions to dismiss.
Our Kern County Drug Possession Defense Attorneys have
extensive experience with virtually all types of drug charges
and substances including marijuana, heroin, ecstasy,
methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription pain killers like
vicodin, oxycontin, and all other narcotics.
LAMONT LAW FIRM
Bruce M. Blythe, Attorney at Law, Toll Free 1-877-202-3834