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Drug Possession & Sales

Los Angeles and San Diego Drug Possession Defense Lawyers

When facing criminal charges for drug possession, sale or any other drug offense, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side you can trust to protect your legal rights. Our number one goal is to fight all charges against our clients using our many proven successful defense strategies. At HOFFMAN & ASSOCIATES, we care about your freedom and your reputation. Our drug crime defense specialists defend clients facing all misdemeanor and felony drug charges in Los Angeles, San Diego and throughout California.

Call us today: Los Angeles (323) 655-3900 or San Diego (760) 942-0069

Harsh State and Federal Penalties for those Convicted of Drug Crimes

Drug offenses range in severity from misdemeanor offenses like possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia to felony crimes such as drug trafficking and the sale of narcotics. Sentences for drug crimes range from fines and probation to lengthy prison sentences and seizure of property. According to the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice, California has led the nation in drug offender incarceration and has experienced a 25 fold increase in the number of drug offenders sentenced to state prisons. Conviction on a federal drug charge often results in a mandatory minimum prison sentence.

California Drug Defense Attorneys You Can Count On

Drug offenses are widely prosecuted in California, and an experienced drug defense lawyer can mean the difference between your freedom and incarceration. Our criminal defense law firm handles all types of misdemeanor and felony drug charges, such as:

Drug Possession Charges:

The law on drug cases varies widely between misdemeanor and felony charges. Typically, it will depend on the type of drug and the quantity allegedly found. We represent clients facing misdemeanor and felony drug possession charges, including marijuana possession, possession for sale (intent to distribute) and other drug possession charges.

Our Drug Charge Defense Strategies

Our defense lawyers thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case. We analyze issues ranging from the traffic stop (if there was a traffic stop) to the search and seizure. You have constitutional rights and we enforce them. If evidence was obtained in violation of your rights, we fight to have that evidence suppressed at trial, thus weakening the prosecutor's case against you. As a result, we are often able to obtain dismissals, reduction of drug charges or reduction of the potential penalties. We regularly negotiate for a variety of treatment-based diversion programs, which make our clients eligible to earn a dismissal after successful completion.

Clients in Custody

We always seek our client's freedom, if they are being held in custody. In all circumstances we are prepared to fight for our client's release on their promise to appear (OR). This avoids the cost of posting a bail bond. If the court is not agreeable then we move for substantial bail reduction by the court.

We always make sure you know what you are facing and all of your legal options and defenses so you can make an intelligent decision about your future. We deeply care about our clients. Our number one goal is always protecting your freedom and good record.

Contact Us

If you have been arrested for drug possession, possession for sales, or sales of any drug, we can help. Contact our Southern California law firm.

Client Reviews
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I can't begin to thank Mr. Hoffman enough for his extensive efforts throughout the entire case. He went absolutely above and beyond throughout the entire process. From day one he was immediately actively pursuing ways to prevent my case from ever going to court and once that was no longer an option, actively began working on getting the case ultimately dismissed. His communication was consistent and reassuring, despite my frantic worries all the time...
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My family and I simply owe our life and future to Ron Hoffman. If you are looking for a lawyer that goes above and beyond the call of duty you can't find a better lawyer than Ron. He took my case head on from the moment I called his office. I was involved in an accidental hit and run where I was unaware of the injury. Every step of the way, Ron guided me through an almost two year long investigation and court settlement process and was constantly by my side through out every crossroad... Bill Martin
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Ron Hoffman and his staff were Fantastic when dealing with such a serious issue of DUI. When I first Called Ron I was very nervous and worried for my daughter and her freedom. She had a failure to appear on top of her DUI and I knew just how bad this could be. Ron was able to immediately put me at ease and gave me the confidence that there was hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Ron was able to get the failure to appear dismissed and also no jail time for my daughter... Claude Brown
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I have been working with Mr. Hoffman for over 11 years. I have seen first hand his genuine dedication to his clients, and how his experience, knowledge and passion have gotten clients fantastic results. He treats each of his clients as his only client, and takes the time to develop detailed strategies and defenses for each individual case. I have never hesitated to refer Mr. Hoffman to anyone who has asked me for a good Criminal Defense attorney. He is a fantastic attorney!... Neeta P.
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I had a DUI issue recently. I have never had a problem with the law as serious as this one. I did panic a bit after and knew I had to get a lawyer to help my future. I researched the Web and read the reviews for awesome DUI Lawyers. Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. Ron's 30 years experience and step by step guidance helped me with my case. Jonie was amazing with keeping me calm. Ron Hoffman is a great lawyer and I would refer any friends or family to him... Manuel Gomez
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Ron was so accommodating and professional. With a Firm like his you wouldn't expect him to be as accessible, but he immediately returned phone calls, was easy to communicate with and was very sympathetic to my situation. He went above and beyond and was able to get a better result than I'd hoped or expected. I highly recommend Ron Hoffman and his firm. He made a difficult and anxiety fueled process bearable and made me feel safe. He is a lovely man. One does not wish to need a criminal attorney, but if you do need one, Ron's the guy to call... Teri A.
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Ron and his team were the perfect pairing for what I needed taken care of. Every step of the way he was extremely helpful and informative (not his first rodeo). His work ethic and attitude were exemplary and it showed with the results of using his services. I would recommend anyone I know to give Ron a call if they need help in his realm of expertise. Many thanks Ron and associates!... Donald N.
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I didn't hire a lawyer for my first DUI... What a mistake! Ronald goes above and beyond with his art and knowledge of custom strategy according to your case. lawyer of the year (every year)... Adam R.
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I hate lawyers. They are hard to get a hold of, greedy and unreliable. Ron is the opposite of all these things. He deserves 6 stars, and I very much recommend him. He helped me through my case with nothing but kindness, understanding, and knowledge and eventually got it dropped. Thanks for everything Ron!... Avi Z.