Drug Charge Defense From An Attorney Who Understands What You’re Up Against
When facing a drug charge in California of any kind, it’s important to enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney who truly understands how the prosecution thinks, works and forms its arguments.
In law school, attorney Matthew Springmeyer spent nearly a year with the Narcotics Enforcement Section. He understands how it drafts warrants, wiretaps and executes raids. He knows how the U.S. Attorney’s Office decides which cases to prosecute, how it forms its arguments, and what it can and cannot do under the law. He can help ensure your rights and your future get the aggressive protection they need. Call 619-365-4206 to set up a free consult for any criminal defense matter.
Fighting Federal Drug Charges
Mr. Springmeyer has significant experience defending clients from federal drug charges, including trafficking drugs across the United States border. In particular, he regularly sees cases involving methamphetamine, fentanyl or cocaine. If convicted of possession or trafficking of any of these drugs, you could face harsh penalties, from steep fines to years in prison. Trust Mr. Springmeyer’s knowledge and experience for the help you need.
Answers To The Questions You Have About Drug Charges
After nearly a decade of successfully defending clients, Mr. Springmeyer has answered many of the first questions people have regarding their rights and their charges. Here are some of the more commonly asked questions and their answers.
What is the difference between possession and trafficking?
Possession means that you had the illegal substance on your person or under your control. Trafficking means that you were involved in the production, distribution and sale of an illegal drug. In California, some of the most common illegal drugs are fentanyl, cocaine, LSD, PCP, heroin and, in some instances, marijuana.
Why are some California drug charges misdemeanors and others felonies?
Depending on the details of your arrest, you may be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor when it comes to California drug charges. What determines the severity of the charge? In most cases, the prosecution will consider your criminal record, the type of drug and the overall circumstances. If there were children or minors involved, if there was violence or a weapon used, and if there is any gang involvement, it will potentially increase the severity of the charges against you.
Felony charges are very serious. They most often include considerable jail or prison time. They could affect the rest of your life if you are convicted. Immediately contact a defense attorney if you face charges.
What steps can immigrants take if they are arrested and charged with a drug crime in California?
If you are an immigrant and accused of a drug crime, you have two issues to deal with: one is the criminal charge and possible jail time, and the other is possible deportation. You need to enlist the support and guidance of an attorney who can advise you as to your rights and options when facing drug charges. It is not advised to represent yourself or to rely on the court system to provide you with personalized, aggressive criminal defense representation.
If you are an undocumented immigrant or your status is not final or stable, and you are facing a DUI, assault or drug charge, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who works in both criminal defense and immigration law. Your attorney should be experienced and well versed in deportation, asylum and other status matters. Working with one attorney who handles both law issues will save you time and money.
Experienced. Fearless. Informative. Personalized.
Do not trust your California criminal defense to just any attorney. Work with a proven advocate. Take charge of the rest of your life today. Call 619-365-4206 or send Mr. Springmeyer an email to get the process started. The Law Office of Matthew H. Springmeyer has offices in San Diego and Chula Vista. It represents criminal defense clients throughout the greater San Diego area. Immigration and removal defense clients are accepted anywhere in the United States.