Bamieh & Erickson, PLC - State and Federal Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
If you've been charged in state or federal court with marijuana possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing methamphetamine, or conspiracy to traffic in heroin or cocaine, contact the Ventura County drug offense attorneys at Bamieh & Erickson, PLC. Our experience with the defense of misdemeanor and felony drug charges can represent a significant advantage for our clients both in plea negotiations and at trial.
On the state level, drug charges are often filed after the defendant has been arrested for something else, and the allegations are frequently exaggerated. Our ability to identify the limits of what the prosecution can actually prove can not only defeat the charges or reduce them to misdemeanors eligible for expungement, our attack on the circumstances of the arrest or seizure of evidence can even make the whole case go away.
In federal cases, in which an arrest or seizure is usually made after months of highly coordinated investigation, we analyze the record for signs of entrapment, unreliable informants, unlawful wiretaps, or problems with the presentation of evidence to a grand jury. It is extremely important that you engage counsel as soon as you become aware that you are the subject of a federal grand jury investigation.
We represent both adult and juvenile defendants in drug cases. Our experience with clients placed in drug treatment and chemical dependency programs indicates that many defendants who cannot effectively contest the charges on the facts will fare much better under a plea agreement that reflects a commitment to complete a drug treatment program. For first offenders, deferred adjudication on reduced misdemeanor charges is an excellent result that will help keep your record clean.
Whether you're charged with selling drugs such as methamphetamine or cocaine in large volumes, simple marijuana possession, or prescription fraud involving Schedule III controlled substances, we can help you. For a free consultation, contact the Ventura drug crime defense attorneys at Bamieh & Erickson, PLC.