California Drug Attorney
El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo County Drug Lawyer.
If you have been arrested for a drug related crime in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Amador, or Yolo Counties you need experienced and aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney's who will fight to defend your rights. At The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann, you will consult with experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyers who have defended drug cases in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Amador, and Yolo Counties. We will represent you throughout the criminal proceeding. If your case is a misdemeanor drug offense, we can appear for you in court so you don't have too, saving you time, money and embarrassment. You don't have to plead guilty, contact our office today for a free same day consultation or to set up an appointment. We know the criminal courts in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Amador, and Yolo counties.
AGGRESSIVE DRUG POSSESSION/SALES DEFENSE
Being charged with a drug offense in the state of California is based on an extremely complicated system of "schedules." Basically this means that if you are convicted of a drug crime in the state of California, you may face anything from probation and a fine to life in prison. You need to seek the advice of an experienced and aggressive criminal attorney immediately. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann can provide you with the knowledge and experience that is crucial when defending you against drug charges.
The Controlled Substance Act classifies narcotics into 5 different categories or "schedules," the most serious being "Schedule 1" offenses that include narcotics such as heroine, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD and PCP. A conviction of a schedule 1 drug crime can carry up to 20 years in prison plus fines. If this is your third conviction, however, there is the possibility of life in prison.
Marijuana laws are not as severe as the above offenses and depend on the volume of the substance apprehended. With a large amount of marijuana, the penalties could amount to those of drug offenses with cocaine or heroin.
If this is your first offense and there is no violence, you may be eligible for alternative sentencing by the courts. The courts may impose a sentence comprised of counseling, rehabilitation, periodic drug testing, and probation. You must seek the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable California drug crimes attorney who knows the laws and can advise you in the most knowledgeable and powerful way.
Regardless of the severity of the drug charges, you must protect your constitutional rights. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann is dedicated to upholding your rights. We employ an aggressive defense and work towards a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you. Our sole priority is to achieve a resolution that you can live with, without significantly affecting your lifestyle.
Admitted to practice law in Federal and California Courts, the lawyers at the Law Office of Roland X Tiemann understand the criminal justice system. They will make sure that all alternative sentencing options are presented to the judge. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann may be able to present your case under special circumstances where steps for rehabilitation are determined, and if you complete each of the phases successfully, your case will be dismissed.
PENAL CODE 1000 - DRUG DIVERSION
Drug Diversion programs, commonly called "1000 PC" for the penal code section that defines the law, are pre-plea diversionary programs, whereby the defendant charged with violating certain drug-related laws enters a conditional guilty plea and is allowed to attend an education and rehabilitation program. Upon successful completion of the program, the case is dismissed and does not result in a criminal conviction. Generally, these cases are non-violent first offenders.
PROP 36 - DRUG DIVERSION
In California, Proposition 36 offers an alternative to incarceration for non-violent first time drug offenders. Instead of prison time, you will be placed on probation and sentenced to a drug rehabilitation facility for a year and follow-up care for an additional period of 6 months.
RESIDENTIAL DRUG TREATMENT
Residential drug treatment programs can, in certain cases, be substituted for jail. Drug cases of all types are serious, and a creative approach to them is beneficial to clients
It is important to realize that you deserve the best defense possible in court. Many drug charges in California do not result in a conviction, and this is often due to the aggressive defense of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. The Law Office of Roland X Tiemann will vigorously defend your rights and guarantees that you will receive the undivided attention you deserve.
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Because of work and family commitments and the uncertainty and risk of trial, many of our clients prefer to resolve their cases without a trial. If that is your preference, we will work to achieve the best possible result for you. In most cases, a resolution can be worked out that is satisfactory to you. Successful resolutions include jail alternatives like house arrest, reduced fines, and reduced/dismissed charges. Because of work most people can't have a criminal history, so we work to negate any negative consequences to your criminal record. We will keep you informed of the status of your case as it progresses to assure you understand what is occurring. You can always contact our office where you will speak to a person regarding any questions you may have in your case.
Our Northern California offices are conveniently located in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties. We accept all major credit cards. Please call my office to schedule a free initial consultation. You will be trusting your case to a proven defense firm!
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