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Trafficking, Possession, Distribution Defense

Drug Crime AttorneyIf you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, possession, or other drug related crimes, you need an aggressive Drug Crime Attorney. One who can start building your defense immediately. Most of all, contact drug crime attorney John Karas today to schedule a consultation. 

The Law Office of John Karas has decades of experience successfully defending individuals with legal trouble involving controlled substances. There’s no time to waste while your freedom and reputation on the line. Therefore, you need an aggressive drug crime attorney in your corner to protect your rights. 

Also, the most important decisions you’ll make involving your case is selecting the right drug crime attorney. No matter if you’ve been accused of a crime, or being investigated for one. Your rights, freedom and future are in jeopardy. Therefore, it’s important to have the counsel of an experienced drug charge defense attorney as early as possible.

 Drug Crimes in California

California is notorious for drug-trafficking and other drug offenses. As a result, the legislature and courts have taken steps to increase the enforcement of, and penalties for, drug offenses. 
Drug possession in California is a crime that can result in charges of various degrees. Therefore, a drug case may range from a simple misdemeanor to a complex felony or a federal case.

Types of Drug Charges in California

Possession of Drugs: Drug possession can range anywhere from a class C misdemeanor (for small amounts of marijuana) to felony drug possession for controlled substances. In addition, to prove a person guilty the prosecution must make the jury or judge believe the accused had care, custody and control of the illegal drug. Furthermore, an experienced drug possession attorney will know how to attack the state’s case on this issue. Consequently, the Law Office of John Karas has several real experiences used for defense to win court cases.

Drug Smuggling: The act of transporting any controlled substance illegally with the intent to either distribute or possess it. Therefore, because drug smuggling often involves crossing state lines, it is a federal crime and follows federal sentencing guidelines.

Possession of Drugs with Intent to Distribute: Charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute will increase the seriousness of the charge. Consequently, several factors could lead to this charge, including storing controlled substances in small packages. As well as, having a notepad with phone numbers and schedules in the defendant’s home.

Experienced Drug Crime Attorney for your best Defense

We have extensive experience defending against state, federal, misdemeanor, felony, and prescription drug charges. Drug crimes we defend against include:

  • Meth LabNarcotics Trafficking
  • Drug Possession
  • Manufacturing Drugs
  • Misdemeanor & Felony Drug Charges
  • Drug Selling & Distribution
  • Conspiracy to Commit Drug Crime
  • Intent to Distribute Drugs

And many other charges involving illegal, prescription, or controlled substances.

California Drug Crime Laws

California penal code prohibits any person from knowingly or intentionally:

  • Possessing a listed chemical with the intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance; or
  • In possession or distributing a listed chemical knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that it will be used to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance

Any person violating this statute, may get a felony charge.

Drug Trafficking: Defined as knowingly selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, or being in possession of a controlled substance. Also, there are new, tougher penalties for repeat drug manufacturing offenders. Therefore, if charged with distributing drugs, you should call a drug trafficking lawyer to start building your defense as soon as possible. Consequently, California takes drug trafficking cases very seriously, and so should you.

Contact a Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

The Law Office of John Karas uses his familiarity with local law enforcement to defend their clients. Furthermore, we can help if you’re facing drug charges and need an experienced drug crime attorney.

 Also, if you need to discuss your legal matter in confidence, call The Law Office of John Karas at 714-232-0398. You may also fill out the contact form below.


 Areas of Law:


Felony and Misdemeanor

  • DUI including DMV Hearings
  • Drug Offenses
  • Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Dangerous/Lethal Weapons
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  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Vandalism/Malicious Mischief
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Probation/Parole Violation



  • Criminal
  • Civil


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San Diego County

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