Santa Barbara Drug Crime Attorney

Don't let a drug crime arrest ruin your future!

Whether you have been accused of drug possession or of distributing, manufacturing or trafficking drugs, you need to retain knowledgeable drug defense immediately. Speak with our Santa Barbara drug attorneys at Appel & Morse to learn what you may be up against. We can discuss your charges, your potential penalties, and walk you through the criminal justice system, step-by-step.

Call (805) 467-6060 to request a complimentary consult today.

Common drug charges include:

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a narcotic
  • Possession for sale of a controlled substance
  • Transportation and sale of a controlled substance
  • Sale or furnishing of a controlled substance to a minor
  • Selling a substance I lieu of a controlled substance

Whether your charge involves marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroin, or a prescription drug, our criminal defense team at Appel & Morse is prepared to fight for your best interests.

Defense Options in Drug Charge Cases

When law enforcement stop and search your belongings, they must follow strict guidelines and respect your constitutional rights. If law enforcement officials violate legal procedures to obtain evidence against you, then that evidence can be thrown out by a judge.

Oftentimes in drug cases, the following has occurred that may weaken the prosecution's case:

  • There was no probable cause for a traffic stop.
  • The California rules for search and seizure have been ignored.
  • You, the suspect, have been wrongfully entrapped.
  • There is no evidence that the drugs in question belong to you.
  • You had a prescription for medical marijuana for personal use.

At Appel & Morse, we are committed to ensuring your rights remain protected every step of the way. A drug conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence, hefty fines, drug counseling and treatment, forfeiture of assets, and even termination of government provided benefits, not to mention cause serious complications to any immigration issue. You can count on us to provide personalized and aggressive defense to help minimize the impact of your charges on your future.

Fight Drug Charges with Former Deputy District Attorneys

If you would like to learn more about what you can do to challenge your drug charges, please give our Santa Barbara drug lawyers a phone call today! We would love to provide you with a free, initial consultation. With our 30+ combined years of legal experience and unique insight as former prosecutors, you can be confident that your case is in good hands.

Contact our office at (805) 467-6060 and get a former deputy district attorney in your corner.