First-Time Drug Charge

Being charged with a drug offense can be intimidating, as you might not know what the charge entails and how it might impact your freedom now or into the future. Having a record can impact your future in many ways, and doing whatever you can to avoid a drug offense on your record is advised. This is where an experienced criminal defense lawyer comes in.

If you are facing drug charges in Sacramento or Marin County, a skilled criminal defense attorney from Mason Law is here to assist you and represent your rights throughout every step of your case.

Penalties for First-Time Drug Offenses

You might think that a first-time possession charge is not serious enough to warrant a defense lawyer, but this is not true. If you are accused of possessing even a small amount of unlawful substances, you can still face misdemeanor charges and up to one year in county jail. Further, depending on your circumstances, you might face felony charges for even a first-time drug charge, such as if you have prior violent crime or sex convictions.

You do not want to risk fines, jail time, or probation, and you always want to avoid a criminal record whenever you can. This is why it is essential to have a proper defense for even a seemingly minor misdemeanor drug charge.

Connect with Sacramento County and Marin County Criminal Defense Attorney Right Away

Having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between you having a record or not, and maintaining your freedom or having to spend time in jail. Your freedom and ensuring that your rights are protected is the prime focus of Mason Law. Reach out now to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you protect your rights and stay out of jail.