Drug Criminal Defense Attorney
Narcotics Criminal Defense Attorney
Marijuana * Cocaine * Crack * Heroin* Speed * Ecstasy
Xanex * Valium * Percocet * OxyContin
GHB * Date Rape
Drug possession arrests require a strong, vigorous defense for those charged with drug possession, drug possession with intent to sell drugs, drug distribution, and drug possession with intent to deliver marijuana, cocaine, heroin or methamphetamines. Drug possession arrests may also be charged with conspiracy to traffic or import a controlled substance, unauthorized possession or distribution of prescription drugs and medical marijuana charges, including unauthorized cultivation, possession and possession with intent to sell.
Prop 36 & Penal Code 1000
No Jail Time
Drug and narcotics cases involving small amounts of controlled substances like marijuana, cocaine, crack, prescription drugs like Xanax, Valium, Percocet or OxyContin, heroin, crystal meth (Methamphetamine), speed (other amphetamines) and club drugs like ecstasy may be diverted out of the criminal court system and resolved through treatment programs prescribed by Proposition 36 or Penal Code 1000. When these programs are successfully completed, the law allows for the expungement of a criminal record.
Non-Violent Drug Possession
California Proposition 36 is called the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 and is commonly referred to as Prop 36. This law allows qualified defendants who were convicted of non-violent drug possession offenses to avoid going to jail by completing a probationary sentence and meeting certain conditions specified by the court. Those defendants serving probation are also compelled to complete a drug treatment program. Geri Saklad and her Malibu Drug Crime Attorneys have successfully helped many clients participate in and complete alternative sentences like Prop 36 and avoid jail time.
Some PC1000 Drug Diversion Programs are twenty week, thirty-hour programs designed for people convicted for the first time of California's laws against possessing or being under the influence of illicit drugs. The course consists of eight education sessions and twelve discussions groups of ninety minutes each. Additionally, participants have monthly half-hour "Personal Interviews" with staff and attend weekly sessions of the Drug and Alcohol Abstinence Support Groups.
The criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of privatedefender4u.com represents and defends people who are accused of committing crimes throughout southern California, including the cities of Malibu, Los Angeles, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Moorpark, Canoga Park, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Tarzana, Studio City, Valley Village, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Newbury Park, West Hills, Santa Monica and West Los Angeles.
The Law Offices of Geri A. Saklad Services the cities of
Malibu, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Ventura,
Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks,
Woodland Hills, Encino, Van Nuys, Canoga Park,
Lancaster, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills,
Valley Village, Chatsworth, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Newbury Park,
West Hills, Santa Monica and West Los Angeles.