San Diego Drug Crimes Attorney

Due to San Diego’s close proximity to the border, the “war on drugs” is taken very seriously by law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office in San Diego County. These agencies are going to be working hard to get a conviction so they can tout their “tough on crime” position during the next election year. San Diego Attorney Heather A. Melone will work hard to help ensure that you’re not one of their statistics. Attorney Melone approaches the defense of drug cases like she does with the defense of other criminal cases: by seeking out the flaws in the prosecution’s case against the client. These flaws can be found in violations of police procedure during the arrest, issues regarding the chain of custody of evidence, and looking for violations of your constitutional rights during your search and seizure.

Each case has its own unique circumstances and should be reviewed and evaluated by The Law Office of Heather A. Melone. Most drug charges, other than the misdemeanor charges for possession of minimal amounts of marijuana, are felony charges. The type of drug and the amount that is found will be a couple of factors that the District Attorney considers when determining what charges to file. If you are found in possession of a large amount of a drug, substantial amounts of cash, scales, baggies, etc., law enforcement and the DA will assume that you had intent to traffic and/or sell the drug, and the penalties for these crimes will be much more severe.

San Diego Attorney Heather A. Melone has a successful history in the defense of individuals charged with drug crimes. Some of the types of offenses that she can assist you with include:

  • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance [Health and Safety Code § 11550]
  • Drug Possession [Health and Safety Code § 11350]
  • Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell [Health and Safety Code § 11351]
  • Sale of a Controlled Substance [Health and Safety Code § 11352]
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia [Health and Safety Code § 11364]
  • Manufacturing a Controlled Substance [Health and Safety Code § 11379.6]
  • Transporting a Controlled Substance [Health and Safety Code § 11352]

If you have been involved in a drug arrest, or are being investigated for drug possession or any drug related crime in San Diego, do not wait to contact San Diego Attorney Heather A. Melone. Heather will discuss the details of your case in a free evaluation and will address any questions or concerns that you may have. You may be facing some serious prison time and you need someone on your side. Being arrested and charged with a drug crime in San Diego is a very serious matter. Whether your case involves marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, ecstasy (MDMA), prescription drugs, or another controlled substance, it is crucial that you have legal representation that knows how to fight in a courtroom and aggressively defend your case.