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Heroin Criminal Defense

Palm Springs Heroin Defense Attorney

California prohibits the possession, sale, transportation, distribution and cultivation of Heroin. There are various defense strategies to heroin charges that if properly prepared and presented will acquit the defendant of the charges presented. Whether or not a defense is applicable depends on the facts of each case. Below are some of the most relevant defenses:

  • Defendant Had No Knowledge that Heroin Was Present
  • Defendant had no Knowledge of the Nature of the Substance
  • Defendant Did Not Possess a Usable Amount
  • Statute of Limitations Has Passed
  • Police Conduct Amounted to Entrapment
  • The Government Cannot Prove what the Substance Is
  • Police Conducted an Illegal Search or Seizure

A successful defense to any heroin charge starts with a confident and competent Palm Springs defense attorney.

Penalties for Heroin DUI

It is a crime to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Heroin is one of the many controlled substances monitored by law enforcement. Those found guilty of driving while under the influence of heroin or other controlled substances can face:

  • A maximum of six months in jail
  • Monetary fines of a minimum of $390
  • Probation of 3-5 years
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to six months
  • California DUI school for a minimum of three months

Felony charges will arise for fourth time offenders and or for offenders with a prior felony DUI offense.

John Patrick Dolan Top Drug Possession Attorney

When you need a Palm Springs drug crimes defense lawyer you can trust, count on attorney John Patrick Dolan. We know the serious impact that being accused of an offense involving heroin can have on your life. Our years of experience, skill, and in-depth understanding of California’s drug laws enable us to prepare a vigorous and effective defense for our clients.