Torrance Drug Crimes Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney with 20+ Years of Experience

A drug offense can be charged as a misdemeanor, felony or federal offense depending on factors such as the quantity of drugs involved, if the drugs were intended for sale as opposed to personal use, and if the drugs were being manufactured, distributed or sold near a school. The use of deadly weapons in connection with the drug crime can also escalate the charges, in addition to the person’s past criminal history. A drug operation that involves trafficking across state lines can be charged as a state crime, federal offense, or both.

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, contact a criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr. in Los Angeles for skilled legal representation. Our firm has successfully defended many clients accused of drug offenses, and can give you seasoned legal counsel regardless of whether you have been charged in Long Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Inglewood, Hermosa Beach or elsewhere throughout Los Angeles.

Drugs Considered Regulated Substances

Drug crime legislation is extensive and covers many different offenses involving the manufacturing, possession, sale, distribution, transportation and trafficking of illegal drugs. In 1970, the government enacted a new drug abuse prevention and control act that included five categories of regulated substances.

Some of the drugs named in this statute include:

  • Heroin
  • Opiates
  • LSD
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Psilocybin
  • Peyote
  • Mescaline
  • Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
  • Prescription drugs

The penalties for a drug crime conviction can include probation, incarceration in a county jail or state prison, mandatory drug treatment, community work, asset seizure and loss of driving privileges.

Effective Legal Solutions with a Torrance Drug Crimes Lawyer!

Even a misdemeanor drug offense can result in a criminal record that will limit job, housing and educational opportunities. Attorney Decio Rangel Jr. is a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, and is familiar with the strategies the prosecution will use when seeking a conviction in a drug case.

He was also part of the elite Justice System Integrity Division (JSID), a government agency responsible for the prosecution of public officials, including police officers and lawyers. Attorney Rangel is an astute litigator that will thoroughly investigate the charges against you and ensure your constitutional rights are protected. Our firm provides the highest quality of criminal defense counsel and representation, so call today! We have the resources to serve clients in Torrance, Manhattan Beach, and the surrounding Los Angeles area.

Contact a Los Angeles drug crime attorney at our firm if you are facing drug charges for valuable legal advice and capable representation.

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