Drug Possession Lawyer in Lancaster
Let Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Help You
If you have been charged with the possession of illegal substances, your
future is on the line. Not only are you facing serious legal penalties,
but you may also see your reputation amongst your family and peers tarnished.
Drug crime convictions can affect your ability to find work as well as build and
maintain relationships. Most importantly, you might see limitations and
restrictions on your personal freedom.
At the Law Offices of Tyson R. Beers, we can offer an experienced and effective
criminal defense attorney in Lancaster who wants to ensure your rights
Tyson R. Beers has more than 17 years of practicing criminal defense law in the Antelope
Valley, which gives him the advantage of familiarity with the local court
system. When you bring your case to our firm, you can trust in our aggressive
when the law gets tough, Tyson gets tougher.
The Consequences of a Possession Conviction
In order to be convicted of a drug possession charge, the prosecution must
prove that you willfully possessed an illegal substance without a prescription.
Additionally, the amount of the drug found on your person must have been
enough to be sufficient for use or sale. If convicted, you may also find
yourself facing additional, related charges including intent to sell,
possession of paraphernalia, DUI, and others.
Depending on the severity, these charges can lead to penalties including:
- Jail time
- Community service hours
- Mandatory participation treatment programs
Defending Your Charges in the Antelope Valley
While you may feel backed into a corner after an arrest for drug possession,
our drug crime attorney has the experience with and knowledge of California
law to understand how to fight it. As an experienced Lancaster criminal
defense lawyer, he knows that that drug charges are not always black and
white and can take the time to thoroughly investigate your charges to
determine an aggressive and effective defensive strategy.
There are many scenarios that can be used as defense for possession, including:
The drugs aren't yours – simply put, you may have been unaware of the existence of the drugs,
as they may have belonged to someone else who was in your company and
mistakenly identified as yours. In these cases, the burden of proof lies
on the prosecutor.
Search and seizure violations – if the drugs were found through methods that violated your rights
under the Fourth Amendment — rights to a lawful search and seizure
prompted by probable cause – they may be inadmissible and enough
to have your case dismissed.
Arresting officer's conduct – in certain scenarios, your attorney may be able to argue that
the arrest was made as a result of planted drugs or entrapment. This means
that an officer pressured the defendant into committing a crime that he
or she never intended to commit.
Missing evidence – our team of legal professionals will also use the existence and
accuracy of the prosecution's evidence to your advantage. We can ensure
that the prosecution has the actual drugs in question, and that they have
been properly and accurately tested and analyzed. Otherwise, we will argue
for the case to be dismissed due to lack of evidence.
With the tough and experienced litigation of the Law Offices of Tyson R.
Beers, you can feel confident knowing that you do have options facing
your possession charges. He can analyze your case from every angle and
use his resources to fight for you.
Tough, Dedicated Legal Counsel
When you work with our Lancaster
criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Tyson R. Beers, you can feel confident knowing
that you are not facing your charges alone. Having the experience and
aggressiveness of our team in your corner can help protect your freedom.
We have made it our mission to advocate for the rights of the accused
and will do everything in our power to fight for your future.
Take action immediately and
call our firm today!