Los Angeles Attorneys Well-Versed in California Criminal Matters
Laws Are Constantly Changing — We’re on Top of It All
Make no mistake about it — criminal laws in the state of California are complex. If you’ve been accused of a crime, whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, it is vital to consult with a skilled lawyer who gives you options and provides a robust defense strategy. At Shevin Law Group, we have provided comprehensive criminal representation for people throughout Southern California since 1993. Clients turn to us because they know we personally fight for the best outcome, working hard and exploring every legal avenue. We care deeply about you and your future.
Current Drug Possession Laws
The penalities for possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other substances for personal use have been greatly reduced in recent years, however the penalties still involve substantial jail time. Any drug conviction may dramatically affects your rights as a citizen of the United States, including the loss of your 2nd Amendment constitutional right to own a firearm. Felony drug convictions can also negatively affect a person's ability to vote, secure employment or financial aid.
There are many proven, successful resolutions that our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys can help you achieve. Deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) and Proposition 36 drug diversion programs provide options for non-violent drug offenders if they can fulfill certain obligations to the court and keep their records clean for a period of time. California also has drug courts, where cases can be transferred if the defense, prosecution and court can agree that the matter lends itself to treatment rather than incarceration. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys will assist you in examining all the options available to you, and fight for the best possible outcome for your future. Additionally, Shevin Law Group specializes in fighting cases resulting from illegal search and seizure in violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Drug Sales and Manufacturing
Under California law, possessing illegal drugs with the intent to sell is punishable as a felony. Whether or not a person intends to sell the drugs is typically determined by the presence of packaging, dealer paraphernalia and drug quantity. Manufacturing drugs of any kind on any level carries some of the harshest felony punishments of all California drug crimes, along with issues such as trafficking and distribution.
Work with a Los Angeles criminal defense law firm focused on results
With flexible office hours and free initial consultations, we make it as easy and convenient as possible to secure reliable criminal defense counsel when you need it. Call Shevin Law Group today at 818.784.2700 or contact us online to get started.