Schwartz & Powell

Ventura County Drug Offense Defense Attorneys

As California is a border state, particular attention is paid to the area with regard to the importation of illegal substances through the border. California also has very strict penalties for drug sales. These cases are often tried in federal court. Moreover, they are also tried in state court. Drug crimes that can cause serious damage to the individual if they are convicted include possession of any amount of a "Schedule 1" narcotic substance such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, meth or other drug on the list. If you are found to possess one of these drugs, especially for sale, it is likely that you will face a felony offense, depending upon the amount and type of drug found. No drug crime case should be handled without a skilled drug crime defense lawyer fighting on your behalf. If you have been arrested and charged with any drug offense crime, immediate action is necessary. Schwartz & Powell has successfully defended many drug cases.


Schwartz & Powell Has More Not Guilty Verdicts Than
Any Other Law Firm in Ventura County. Schwartz & Powell serves Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego Counties.

Although criminal penalties for simple possession have lessened over the past few years, penalties for drug trafficking and sales have not. Frequently, the issue in such cases is whether the prosecution's evidence was obtained illegally. If it was, the evidence can be suppressed and the case will therefore be dismissed. Schwartz & Powell has extensive experience in successfully handling such motions to suppress.

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by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Ventura County criminal defense lawyers with any substantial experience realize, when the proof is there, a defendant should know about and consider plea bargaining. Not every criminal charge should go to trial.

Keep Your Eyes On The Road, Your Hands Upon The Wheel

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Jim Morrison of the Doors would be the last person in the world to teach Driver Safety Classes but for all his issues his lyric perfectly states what a driver’s duty is--pay attention.

Inattentive driving will have you talking to a Ventura County criminal defense lawyer faster than you can say “reckless driving …driving under the influence . .. vehicular manslaughter or murder.”

Criminal Defense: But It’s Only Marijuana

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Everybody knows that California’s Compassionate Use Act, a State not Federal law, allows usage of marijuana if a physician prescribes it for a bona fide medical purpose. Possession of less than an ounce is an infraction if for personal use.