Orange County Drug Crime Attorney
How do I know if a defense attorney is right for me?
Facing charges of a drug crime is a terrifying experience. You cannot wait to retain a competent
Orange County drug crime lawyer if you want to have the highest chance of obtaining a dismissal. But how can you tell if an attorney has the skill and experience to win the results you need? It can be difficult to determine whether or not a lawyer is the right one for your case, but there are ways of knowing if they are experienced. One way is by the reputation they hold in the courtroom.
At the Law Offices of Barney B. Gibbs, I have practiced criminal defense in Orange County for 29 years and am recognized by judges and other court officials for my practiced skill and extensive experience. Very few of my clients go to hail for their offenses and nearly every misdemeanor case I handle is dismissed. My firm may be the perfect fit for your drug crime defense case, so call today to schedule a free case evaluation. I handle every one of my cases personally and will work with you one-on-one to build a solid defense, no matter what your charges may be.
Drug Crime Cases Handled by Attorney Barney B. Gibbs
Due to its proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, drug crime is a major issue in the state of California. According to crime statistics provided by the California Department of Justice, more than 121,000 felony arrests were made for drug crimes in the year 2010, which made up 27% of the total number of felony arrests that year. Drug crimes can be categorized as either felonies or misdemeanors, and are penalized accordingly.
As the first of the 50 states to legalize the medical use of marijuana, some of the most common drug offenses involve the same substance. Marijuana cultivation charges are common, especially since individuals must have a permit to do so.
Marijuana possession is also an issue since only registered individuals may possess marijuana for medical reasons and may only have a certain amount.
Regarding the possession of other drugs, such as narcotics or hallucinogenic drugs, penalties can become even more severe. Almost all drug crime charges will result in jail or prison, as well as expensive fines. If you are charged with
manufacturing a drug,
trafficking marijuana or narcotics,
selling controlled substances or dangerous drugs, or any other crime involving drugs, the penalties could ruin your life. Consult with a drug crime lawyer immediately to discuss your options if you are facing charges, or to determine whether or not you are eligible for
expungement after you've already been convicted of a drug offense.
Contact a Drug Crime Lawyer in Orange County, CA
Call Barney B. Gibbs, Attorney at Law today if you have been arrested for a drug crime. I treat each of my clients with respect and personalized attention and I remain available for contact anytime of the day or night. By retaining my firm, you can be confident that your attorney will do everything they can to keep you informed and guide you through each step of your legal process. I have handled more than 2,500 defense cases in Orange County and may be able to obtain the reduction or dismissal of your charges that you need. Contact an Orange County drug crime lawyer from my firm today!