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Michael Berg

Criminal Lawyer Sacramento Defense Attorney

Drug Crime Defense

Drug Crimes Defense in Sacramento

There is Much More at Stake than You may be Aware Of

Television series like Breaking Bad or Weeds characterize drug use as exciting and widespread. There has also been a trend for years in society’s outlook toward drug use. More and more, people think of drug use as common and even normal. It is not just for “stoners” and degenerates.

However, prosecutors and law enforcement officers do not think of drug use in this way. They take drug crimes charges very seriously and will not hesitate to prosecute you to the fullest extent possible under the law. There are many ways in which being convicted of a drug crime can impact your life, some of which you may never have even considered. Did you know, for example, that a conviction can negatively affect your:

  • Employability?
  • Eligibility for some professional licenses?
  • Ability to buy or rent a house or apartment?

There is much more at stake then you may be aware of. Having a criminal record can affect your personal relationships as well. In addition, your ability to pursue higher education may be curtailed because you may no longer be eligible for federal student loans or other forms of aid. Especially if you have never been involved in criminal proceedings before, you probably have questions about what will happen and what your options are.

If you come to our office for a free consultation, we can answer some of those questions and give you a sense of how things are likely to proceed in your case. Don’t try and face these charges alone. The only person who has your best interests in mind is your defense attorney.

There May Be Defense Options Available

There are two levels of drug charges: misdemeanors and felonies. Both can have a significant effect on your life and your future. We take any drug crimes charge seriously and you should too. We have represented clients charged with drug crimes that include:

  • Possession
  • Production
  • Sale
  • Use
  • Cultivation

Perhaps your charge is for illegal drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamines (“crystal meth”), or ecstasy. Or maybe you are facing marijuana charges, since this drug is legal at the state level for medical use but is still illegal under federal law. Or maybe your charges are associated with the abuse of prescription medications such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Ativan, Valium, or Xanax. Whatever your drug crimes charges, we are prepared to handle your defense from start to finish.

Don’t procrastinate and let the prosecution determine the course of your future by default. Be proactive and contact our firm for a free consultation. Just as there may be consequences for a conviction you were not aware of, there may be defense options available that you were not aware of, either. We are experienced in identifying and implementing such options whenever possible.