Placer County Criminal Defense – Criminal Lawyer/Attorney
Serving Placer County including: Roseville Rocklin, Colfax, Lincoln and Auburn, CA
Whether you have been charged with a minor offense or a serious felony, the skilled Placer County criminal defense attorneys with more than 76 years of combined legal experience can make the difference between your freedom or jail. At the Law Office of Wing & Parisi, criminal defense attorneys in Placer County Christopher H. Wing, (Ret.), Linda Parisi, George Picha III, Jessica Graves & Erica Graves possess the skill and knowledge to prepare a thorough defense against your specific criminal charge.
The Law Offices of Wing and Parisi, can help you with your criminal case. We understand what may be at stake, so we go the extra mile for our clients to overcome any obstacles placed in their way. Our Placer county criminal defense lawyers will protect your rights throughout the investigation and trial, and we will pursue the best possible result in your case. Call now and get the representation you need.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), show that the highest number of arrests for the year 2011 were for drug abuse violations, estimated at 1,531,251 arrests. This includes state and/or local offenses relating to the unlawful possession, sale, personal use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. Some of which include opium or cocaine and their derivatives, marijuana, synthetic narcotics, and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs such as barbiturates.
Individuals arrested for drug possession are either charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense. The charge is determined by a variety of factors. For example, if the offender satisfied any of the following criteria:
- Large quantities of the drug;
- Large amounts of cash in small bills;
- Digital scales or a scale;
- Small baggies or packaging of the drug in separate baggies;
- Lots of people coming to your place, and staying only a few minutes or/and
Then the offender is generally charged with possession with intent to distribute, a felony offense. However, satisfying one or more of the criteria above is not required to be charged with a felony offense. Possession of a small or large among of cocaine, heroin, or crack, is a felony offense; those drugs are classified strictly as felonies by the federal government. Therefore, there is no wiggle room to reduce or eliminate the charge.
However, the court has the option of sentencing the offender up to one year in county jail or sending the alleged offender to a probation program that includes a drug rehabilitation element of up to one year. For this reason, it is highly recommended for the person charged to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about their case. An experienced defense attorney has the ability to protect the offenders legal rights.
On the other side of the spectrum, if you are arrested for possession of small quantities, then you will be charged with simple possession or possession for personal, an infraction or misdemeanor offense. The exact charge depends on the drug type and amount found in possession. For a simple possession case, the alleged offender may be sentenced to serve some jail time though it is more likely for the offender to receive a court order of mandatory drug counseling or rehabilitation program.
Whether you was charged with simple possession or possession with intent to distribute, the skilled Placer County criminal defense lawyers at Wing & Parisi can make the difference between your freedom or jail. We possess the skill and knowledge to prepare a thorough defense against your specific charge. Call our office today for a free consultation. We will help you clearly understand your options, and answers any question you have regarding your case.
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There’s no substitute for a strong Placer County criminal defense law firm,
call Wing & Parisi at (916) 441-4888.
The Law Office of Wing & Parisi serves clients in the Placer County including Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, Colfax and Lincoln. Hablamos espanol. – Find us on Google+