Orange County - The good news is : Hiring the right criminal defense attorney can help you to fight a case successfully and get a dismissal. An Orange County woman has recently been arrested on drug charges - possession of crystal methamphetamines - and he hired an experienced criminal attorney and the case was dismissed later.
In this case, a Westminster police officer was dispatched to a location where a loud argument was reportedly occurring between the defendant and her boyfriend. After interviewing the subjects at the scene, the officer searched the defendant's vehicle and found a "clear baggie of what appeared to be a crystal-like substance" and a prescription bottle filled with more of the substance. Soon after, the defendant was arrested and booked, as the drugs were believed to be hers, as they were in her vehicle.
The expert team of drug possession lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti urge you to realize that drug charges are extremely serious, and simply possessing an amount of an illegal substance can get your arrested for a felony. In this case, the defendant was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
Drug possession is a fairly straightforward crime in that its name describes the illegal action needed to warrant the charge. What is important, though, is that there are several forms of possession: "actual" possession means that the drug or substance was found on your person; "constructive" possession means that the authorities found the drugs in a place you have control over, like your house; and "joint" possession means that you and one or more people share constructive possession of the drugs.
According to Orange County drug crimes attorney Michael L. Guisti, the prosecutor in a meth possession case needs to prove four facts: (1) that you had the right to control the drugs, (2) that you willingly knew you possessed the meth, (3) that you knew the nature of meth as a controlled substance, and (4) that there was enough meth to be used as a drug. The amount of methamphetamine found at the crime is crucial, as the charges could be increased from possession to intent to sell if a large enough quantity is found.
A felony meth possession charge can find you facing 16 months to 3 years in state prison, and a maximum $10,000 fine. Our team of meth possession lawyers knows that these hefty fines can throw your life off track, and affect you forever. That is why we take an aggressive and diligent approach to defend your case or see it dismissed. With our decade of experience with Orange County courts, our criminal attorneys know the steps we have to take to get the case dismissed and ensure your freedom. If you want to get your life back on track, do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation today, at 888-478-8999.