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Felony Drug Charges

Drug Transport · Possession With Intent · Narcotics Trafficking

Possession of illegal drugs for sale may result in felony charges carrying the possibility of time in state prison. Prosecutors in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado counties aggressively pursue convictions in these types of cases. My past experience as a prosecutor handling high-profile cases against major drug dealers and gang members helps me build an effective defense for clients facing felony drug charges.

If you or a family member need the immediate assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, call my office in downtown Sacramento at 916-442-1200.

Proposition 47

With the passage of Proposition 47 by California voters in November 2014, the law regarding drug possession changed dramatically. Specifically, most instances of drug possession will now be classified as misdemeanors rather than felonies. This means reduced jail times and increased possibilities for access to drug treatment programs.

While drug possession for sale has been and will continue to be charged as a felony, possession for personal use will now be charged as a misdemeanor as long as the circumstances are non-serious and nonviolent. Marijuana possession will be treated as it was before with infraction charges for an ounce or less and misdemeanor charges for more than an ounce.

An important provision of Proposition 47 is the opportunity for someone currently serving time in prison for a past felony drug conviction to apply for a reduction of sentence to a misdemeanor. In addition, someone who has completed a felony drug sentence may also apply for a reduction to a misdemeanor, something that can be of great benefit when applying for a job.

Experience and Knowledge Make a Difference

Understanding how the system works is absolutely vital in any attempt to convince a prosecutor or judge that the drugs were for personal use rather than for sale or distribution.

With nearly 20 years of criminal trial experience - and past experience as drug crime prosecutor - I have the skill and knowledge to fight for you and make sure your side of the story is heard. Contact my office now for a free consultation. I can get to work today to build an effective defense in your felony possession case.

Fighting Felony Drug Charges

In addition to the quantity of drugs, it may be possible to address other facts and circumstances in order to argue for a reduction of the charges to keep you out of prison and make diversion and probation available.

Did the police find a digital scale or large amounts of cash during their investigation? If so, it is extremely important that you have a lawyer with the experience to make a convincing argument to the judge.

Free and Confidential Consultation

Contact me today for a free initial consultation. I will review your options for fighting a felony drug charge at trial or negotiating a favorable deal to keep you out of prison. My primary goal is to get your charges dropped, and I will work tirelessly to produce real results in your case.

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.