Protection Status Drug Crimes Defense Attorney: Newport Beach & Irvine, CA


Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Attorney | Newport Beach, CA


Proposition 47 reduced Possession of Controlled Substances from a felony to a misdemeanor.  Although this eased a lot of concern about the classification of the charge, Possession of a Controlled Substance still carries significant fines/fees and potentially jail.  A conviction for this offense will appear on your record.  The worst impact, however,  is overlooking the need to treat the root of the problem….addiction.  When the gravity of the offense or conviction is not realized it’s easy to continue on the same addictive path.   This is why you need an experienced defense attorney and where Mr. Christl steps in.  Not only will he be aggressive in fighting each and every element of the drug charge to protect your record, he will also help in finding the best possible rehabilitation program to put you on the path to recovery.


Being arrested for a drug offense can result in a misdemeanor or felony charge.  Felony offenses will usually involve charges for possession for sales, sales, transportation, or manufacturing of controlled substances.   Your punishment can and will be increased for these offenses.  Evidence found at the scene or during a search warrant can cause a simple drug possession to escalate to a felony drug charge.   Evidence such as; cell phone records, text messages, quantity of drugs, money, scales, foot traffic, transportation, location of drugs, weapons, and other evidence can result in a felony filing.  Contacting Mr. Christl is imperative to protecting your record and possibly eliminating or reducing your criminal charges.  He has years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and in dealing with drug related offenses.

Related Offenses


Health and Safety Code Section 11378, 11351 (Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin): Any person who possess for sale a controlled substance for purposes of sale.


Health and Safety Code Section 11379, 11352 (Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin): Any person who transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes, administers, or gives away, or offers to transport, import into this state, sells, furnishes, administers, or give away, or attempts to do the same.

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