Los Angeles Drug Crime Attorney

Providing Sound Legal Advice

Drug crimes are consistently among the most common crimes committed and charged in the United States. In 2012, drug-related arrests comprised just below 13% of all arrests made nationwide. In 2015, nearly half (48.6%) of people incarcerated in federal prisons were there for drug-related offenses. In addition, drugs are often involved in or related to the commission of other types of crimes, showing up in domestic violence matters, assault and battery cases, and instances of Driving While Intoxicated or “drug DUIs”. As a result, judges and prosecutors have come up with several different ways of resolving drug cases, sometimes causing big variations in how the same drug offence is ultimately sentenced, even between different courthouses within Los Angeles County.

Among the most common drug-related charges are:

  • Possession of Drug Parapharnelia
  • Possession
  • Possession for Sale
  • Sale or Dealing
  • Transportation
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing

Our Approach to Handling Drug Charges

With so many drug matters moving through LA County courts, we at the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani believe creativity and attention to detail is absolutely vital to obtaining the best possible resolution. Due to the high volume of cases a prosecutors sees, there can sometimes be a tendency to lump drug cases together based on the type of charge and a brief look at an individual’s criminal record. But several factors can affect the mind of a judge or jury, such as: 1) whether violence was involved, 2) the type and quantity of the drug, 3) how the evidence was obtained by law enforcement, 4) the individual’s willingness to submit to treatment, and even 5) the standing and credibility of the individual within the community.

It is the right investigation, analysis and argument of these types of factors that not only provides the strongest defense at trial, but could also mean the difference between jail time and house arrest, keeping a criminal record clean or not, and potentially even the difference between a felony and misdemeanor conviction. A good defense attorney knows the judge and prosecutor he is dealing with and, more importantly, how to challenge evidence from the start and take advantage of every available option to craft the best result possible in each case.

For the utmost care and personalized attention you deserve, contact us at (310) 702-9701 to speak to an attorney in person regarding your case.