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Drug Possession and Sale

UC Davis, Sac State, Community College Students and Drug Laws

Because of the insulated environment at colleges and universities and the freedom that comes with living away from home, some students unfortunately become involved with drugs and wind up facing criminal charges. Some instances of drug use are charged as possession for personal use. Others, though, get charged as possession for sale, which comes with substantially higher penalties.

Drug convictions can have serious consequences for your future employment and educational prospects. For both misdemeanor and felony drug cases, you need an criminal attorney with extensive experience with drug related cases. My previous work as a drug crimes prosecutor gives me the knowledge to build an effective defense for you.

Traffic Stops and DUID

Many arrests for drug possession arise from traffic stops by law enforcement. A typical scenario involves a group of students partying at an off-campus house and the use of marijuana, cocaine, or other "recreational" drugs. Someone unfortunately decides to attempt to drive and is either pulled over for erratic driving or is identified as under the influence at a DUI / traffic safety checkpoint. This sort of situation brings multiple charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). I have extensive experience handling these types of complex cases, and can step in immediately to protect the rights of you or your child. Call me at 916-442-1200 to discuss the details of your case.

Felony Drug Charges

Many arrests for drug possession result in misdemeanor charges. Some arrests, however, bring felony charges. Possession of more than a few grams of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine or other drug is often viewed by police as possession with the intent to sell, even if the drugs were meant only for personal use.

Understanding how the criminal justice system treats these sorts of charges is crucial to fashioning an effective defense. With my 20 years in criminal law in the Sacramento region - including previous experience as a drug crimes prosecutor - I can help you through this difficult time. I will evaluate all aspects of your case, including the circumstances of the investigation and arrest, to build a quality defense that looks out for your long-term interests.

Diversion Programs

Diversion programs are an option for most non-violent drug offenders. I can help negotiate a plea agreement that results in the conviction being removed from your record after completion of a drug diversion program.

Free and Confidential Consultation

With my extensive experience with drug related cases - both as a defense attorney and in the past as a prosecutor - I can devise an effective defense for your case. Call me at 916-442-1200 for a free and confidential consultation.

Client Reviews
Nancy King was patient, persistent, and polite. She followed up and kept me informed, took a lot of the stress off of me. She was very instrumental in eventually getting the case against me dismissed. It was money well spent. Linda
My son's case involved felony theft and drug charges. We were thrilled when Nancy was able to obtain a dismissal on all charges. My son's now back on track with his career. Nancy is the kind of attorney who fights hard for her clients and actually cares about them. I recommend her highly. Shawn M.
Nancy King represented me on a DUI. I was involved in an accident and had a blood alcohol level of .13/.14. Nancy King kept pushing in the negotiation process. She was able to get me a wet reckless. Nancy King is someone you can trust. She knows what she's doing and works hard for her clients. I recommend her highly. D.V.
I was wrongfully targeted by the police for a felony offense. Nancy took care of everything for me and got the police to realize that they had made a mistake. Everything was handled promptly and professionally and I was able to protect my reputation. D.B.