Drug Possession And Trafficking Defense
At the San Francisco law firm of Sugarman & Cannon, our attorneys are experienced criminal defense lawyers. We handle any type of drug case, from the most simple possession matter to complex federal drug trafficking charges.
The state devotes significant resources to prosecuting drug crimes. The War on Drugs creates more victims each year. Even a minor drug charge can have a major effect on your life and career. Our extensive experience with major drug prosecutions helps us to put your case in perspective. We know the ins and outs of the drug laws and can use our experience to minimize your involvement with the courts and prison system. If you are charged with a drug crime it is important to have an attorney who understands both the history and the current situation of the drug courts in California.
Building A Strong Defense
Scott Sugarman and Chris Cannon defend people against all types of state and federal drug crimes, including:
- Cultivating, Selling and Possessing Marijuana
We have defended individuals in cases involving drugs including marijuana, heroin, crack, cocaine, Ecstasy, morphine, methamphetamine and so-called designer drugs. Sometimes a case that may initially appear hopeless may be defended if proper law enforcement procedure was ignored. We fight vigorously to preserve our clients’ Fourth Amendment protections from illegal searches and seizures.
The state has a very powerful weapon at its disposal — asset forfeiture. Both California and federal laws allow the seizure of property believed to have been used in criminal activity such as drug trafficking or possession for sale. Even if you are never charged, it is your responsibility to file a claim in civil court to recover your money, your car or your house. Our attorneys are adept at contesting forfeitures. We will work to uncover evidence that disputes the government’s claim that the property was used in criminal activity.
Have You Been Charged With A Drug Crime?
If you have been charged with, or are being investigated for, drug possession or any other drug offense, contact our San Francisco office online to discuss your situation. You can also call Scott Sugarman and Chris Cannon at 415-362-6252.