Placer County Criminal Defense

Drug Crimes Defense in Rocklin

Defending You Against Drug-Related Accusations

If you have been arrested and charged with a drug-related crime, you need to take immediate action to protect yourself, your rights, and your future. At Jacob Law Firm, we stand ready to provide our clients with over a decade of experienced, trusted legal representation. Our firm is proud to take a personalized approach to each case we take on, and we strive to use our knowledge of federal and state drug laws to effectively represent each one of our clients.

Following an arrest, take action and contact a Rocklin drug crimes lawyer from Jacob Law Firm right away at (916) 295-6993.

California Drug Laws

As of January 2018, California saw changes to some drug laws, particularly laws pertaining to legal recreational marijuana use. While these new laws make it easier for individuals to obtain and use marijuana, there are still numerous drug laws in the state that carry heavy penalties. In accordance to the new marijuana laws enacted in 2018, individuals can still be charged with a drug crime if they are under the age of 21 and in possession of marijuana, or illegally selling and distributing marijuana.

California drug crimes include:

  • Trafficking of an illegal substance
  • Possession of an illegal drug or paraphernalia
  • Distribution of drugs
  • Manufacturing of illegal substances
  • Operating a vehicle while under the influence

Penalties for Drug Crimes

The penalties for a drug crime conviction vary widely depending on what type of drug was involved, the quantity, and what criminal action was taken in relation to the drug. Some drug crimes are charged as misdemeanors and others are felonies. Controlled substances are also categorized into groups called "Schedules," which identify the degree of potential for abuse and dependency. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous and Schedule V the least.

The following drug crimes are misdemeanors and include a penalty of up to one year in county jail:

  • Possession of Schedule I opiates
  • Schedule II narcotics or opiates
  • Schedule III hallucinogens
  • Schedule III, IV, or V drugs
  • Possession of marijuana is legal, but must not exceed 28.5 grams. Violation of this law is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

Transporting, trafficking, or selling controlled substances can result in any of the following penalties:

  • Felony sentencing of 3-5 years in prison
  • Up to 9 years in prison for employing a minor to sell or distribute the drugs
  • 16 months-6 years imprisonment for transporting chemicals used in the production of phencyclidine (PCP) and methamphetamine or for selling these drugs

Discuss Your Case in a Consultation

When you choose to work with our firm, you will be working with a dedicated team of legal representatives who take the time to learn about you and your case. We are willing to travel to clients within a 100-mile radius of our office, and will personally respond to each and every call we receive. We understand that this time in your life can be stressful, but with the help of an experienced Rocklin drug crime attorney, you could see a favorable resolution to your drug crime case. See what our clients have to say about us on our Testimonials page!

To find out how Jacob Law Firm can help you, call our office at (916) 295-6993 to schedule a consultation with our team.

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  • Highly recommend Ben Jacob! Not only is he professional, dependable and considerate but he is also human and understands that we make mistakes. He will do everything to get the best posible outcome for his clients.

    “Attorney Ben Jacob is very professional. I called him with questions before I even retained him and he was very clear and courteous in answering all of them. I explained my situation to him and he guided me step by step as to how go about my case. I am very glad I found someone I can trust. Ben made the process easier by explaining what I needed to do and what was going to happen. He made me feel comfortable in knowing I will be okay. I've never been in a bad situation before and so I was scared and anxious but attorney Jacob reassured me he was going to work with me and the DA to make sure my case is resolved. Thanks Ben for all the hard work and dedication to making sure every client is represented and protected.”

    Irene

  • Mr. Jacob took the case to trial and won me my freedom. I was found not guilty of all charges and all underlying charges.

    “Mr. Jacob took the case to trial and won me my freedom. I was found not guilty of all charges and all underlying charges. ”

    Angel

  • He got the felony dismissed and I served no time in custody

    “He got the felony dismissed and I served no time in custody”

    Kady

  • Mr. Jacob proved the pills belonged to someone else and the case was dismissed.

    “Mr. Jacob proved the pills belonged to someone else and the case was dismissed.”

    Benji

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