Drug Offenses 

Experienced San Luis Obispo Drug Charge Defense Attorney 

At the law firm of Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, our San Luis Obispo drug charge lawyer represents individuals charged with methamphetamine (meth) manufacturing, heroin possession and a wide array of other offenses. These include:

  • Possession of controlled substance
  • Possession of narcotics for sale 
  • Sales or transport of controlled substances
  • Manufacturing drugs
  • Operating under the influence of a controlled substance
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Other drug possession, sales, distribution and trafficking charges

California Offers Three Different Drug Diversion Programs

For low-level, nonviolent drug possession offenses, California offers three different diversion programs that allow the criminal charge to be dismissed after the individual successfully completes the program requirements. Our law firm works closely with our clients and negotiates with the prosecution to pursue these diversion programs whenever possible. These three types of diversion programs are:

  • Deferred Entry of Judgment Program (PC 1000)
  • Proposition 36
  • Drug court 

Atascadero Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

Drug trafficking is one of California's most serious crimes. You are not eligible for diversion programs if convicted of drug trafficking. Upon conviction, you can spend time in state prison and face lifelong consequences to your life and career. You must have a strong defense attorney to keep you out of jail for drug distribution, drug sales or drug transportation.

Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, provides strong and aggressive defense in San Luis Obispo for serious drug charges. Our firm fights against the Government in high-stakes criminal matters every day. When you need someone to stand up for you, give us a call — we can do the job.

Punishment For Drug Trafficking In California

Possession of drugs for the purpose of sale carries stiff sentences in California. For cocaine or heroin, you face up to four years in prison. For methamphetamines or Ecstasy, you face up to three years in prison. To fight these charges, we start with the evidence, which will include:

  • Amount of drugs seized
  • Amount of cash seized
  • Number of cellphones and containers
  • Witness statements
  • Prior criminal history

At Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, we break down the evidence. To weaken the case against you, we investigate warrants, detention issues and witness interviews to find any detail that could have the evidence thrown out. Our team will hire its own investigators and independently test the drug evidence where necessary to give you the full defense you need.

Free Initial Consultation With Our Paso Robles Drug Crime Lawyer

If you are facing drug charges, feel free to contact our lawyer and request a free initial consultation. Simply call our San Luis Obispo office at 805-546-8797 or contact us online today. We return messages promptly. We also charge competitive rates and provide flexible appointment scheduling and jail visits as necessary.


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