Drug Possession Lawyers Oakland, CA
If you’ve been charged with possession of an illegal substance, even if you’ve “only” been charged with minor possession, please connect with experienced drug possession lawyers Oakland, CA residents trust, and please do so as soon as you possibly can. Too often, individuals who have been charged with drug possession are tempted to “shrug off” the charges, believing them to be too inconsequential to bother with much. However, even a minor drug possession conviction can impact your ability to obtain employment, housing, and schooling in the future. Additionally, even the most minor drug possession convictions can result in jail time, fines, mandatory rehabilitation, community service, and other time-intensive and potentially expensive consequences. It’s therefore important to connect with the experienced California legal team at Hallinan Law Firm as soon as you can. Similarly, if you’re the parent of a minor who has been charged with drug possession, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm’s experienced Oakland, CA drug possession lawyers now. A little effort in the present can mean a world of difference for your child’s future.
Should I Bother to Fight a Drug Possession Charge?
It’s true that some drug possession charges are not prosecuted with the same intensity that other drug crimes are. However, for every relatively (emphasis on the word relatively, as these convictions remain serious for the reasons noted above) “routine” drug possession case in which the individual who was convicted doesn’t face significant jail time, there is another case in which the convicted individual faces years behind bars for possession of a small amount of illegal drugs. It ultimately doesn’t matter much if you’ve been charged with possession of illegal prescription medication or illicit drugs. Possession of even a single pill or less than a gram of some substances can result in life-altering consequences.
Even if you aren’t sentenced to years in jail and/or steep fines, if you’re convicted of a drug crime, that crime will almost certainly go on your criminal record. From now on, every time you’re trying to rent an apartment, buy a home, apply for access to higher education, or apply for a job, you’ll have to disclose your criminal record. Getting ahead in life is hard enough without an invisible weight strapped to your existence in the form of a criminal record. If you can avoid having a criminal record, make all the effort you can to keep that record clean. If you already have a record, do what you can to keep that record from becoming longer and more involved. Thankfully, you don’t have to make these efforts alone. Our experienced legal team can help.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you haven’t already scheduled a consultation with our firm, please do so now. The quicker we’re alerted to your possession charges, the quicker we can begin building a strong defense on your behalf. Don’t wait – contact Hallinan Law Firm our experienced Oakland, CA drug possession lawyers today; we look forward to assisting you.