San Bernardino Drug Crime Lawyer
Challenging Drug Possession, Manufacturing & Distribution Charges
Have you been arrested for a drug offense? San Bernardino criminal attorney Dennis Kuntz may be able to help. As a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Kuntz understands how to investigate and challenge drug charges. He knows what to look for when it comes to constitutional rights violations, unreasonable searches, mishandled evidence, and other conduct by law enforcement that may seriously damage the prosecuting attorney’s case. He and our team at the Law Office of Dennis Kuntz apply our full attention to our client’s cases to truly understand their cases and provide more effective defense counsel.
Contact our firm today at (909) 200-4045 for free evaluation of your drug charges.
What Affects the Severity of Drug Charges?
Drug charges may range in severity from infractions to misdemeanors to felonies. The severity of charges and penalties will vary depending on specific factors. San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer Dennis Kuntz can apply his understanding of California Penal Code and case law as it applies to drug offenses to anticipate what severity of charges a client may face. He can work accordingly to create a defense strategy based on that charge.
The following factors may influence the severity of drug charges:
- The type of drug. Drugs are classified into Schedules according to how addictive and dangerous the government perceives them to be. Less dangerous drugs, like marijuana, typically carry lesser penalties, while substances like heroin or cocaine carry harsh charges and penalties.
- The amount of drug. Penalties for drug charges will vary depending on the amount of controlled substance that was discovered, measured by weight. High quantities may also lead prosecutors to assume that distribution was intended or carried out.
- Whether the alleged crime involves personal use or sale/distribution. Drug possession is a far lesser charge than drug distribution. Law enforcement will look for evidence that may indicate sale or distribution when they move forward with a case.
For experienced defense against drug charges in San Bernardino, contact the Law Office of Dennis Kuntz at (909) 200-4045!