Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses

If you or someone close to you has been arrested in San Francisco or any of the surrounding counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo or Santa Clara for possession, possession for sale or sale of a so-called drug, narcotic, medication or marijuana, you will need an attorney with specialized skill in helping you to win or favorably resolve your case. Attorney Robert Tayac has extensive experience representing people who are accused of crimes in state and Federal Court.

San Francisco Drug OffensesCalifornia police agencies and agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have made arrest and prosecution of people for drug crimes and even technical violation of drug laws a priority. The laws surrounding possessing drugs such as methamphetamine, so-called narcotics such as cocaine and heroin, prescription medication such as oxycodone (oxycontin) and marijuana (including medical marijuana). Necessarily, a vigorous defense must be planned and implemented in order to win or minimize the effect of a San Francisco drug arrest.

San Francisco drug arrests carry extremely harsh consequences which may include jail, prison, probation, registration as a narcotic offender, forfeiture of assests, and fines. Even more severe are the consequences which flow from an arrest in San Mateo County for possession of drugs or narcotics. Every San Francisco county has different consequences for possessing, transporting, or selling drugs. However, any California drug or narcotic arrest can affect a person’s future.

Some drug cases should be challenged by way of a motion to suppress evidence for a violation of a person’s Constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Other drug cases should be taken to trial and decided by a jury if there is a valid defense. However, the majority of cases should resolve by way of a negotiated plea bargain which may allow a person to take advantage of a sentencing option without any jail.

Please call this office to learn more about the options following a California or Federal arrest for possession, possession for sale or transportation of drugs or marijuana.