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Drug Crime Lawyers in Temecula

Fight Your Drug Charges with an Experienced Team

In California, drug charges are taken seriously. Whether you were arrested for possession, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, or prescription fraud, our team is here to help. A drug conviction may land you behind bars or result in steep fines.

The lawyers at Camarata & Marren, LLP have more than 20 years of combined experience. We have handled thousands of cases and are proud of our results and reputation. See how we have helped many others handle their criminal charges by reading our testimonials.

Make the smart choice – hire trusted representation. Contact Camarata & Marren at (951) 225-1540 for a free consultation.

Handling Drug Charges in California

Drug convictions can carry harsh penalties. For the chance to minimize your punishment or eradicate charges altogether, seek representation from our team of skilled legal professionals.

We can handle drug charges including Drug possession, Drug sales, Drug cultivation or manufacturing, Drug trafficking & Prescription fraud

    In 2014, Proposition 47 changed the sentencing for a variety of drug crimes in California. Now, several former felony possession charges are prosecuted as misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of one year in county jail.

    Drugs crimes are penalized according to the schedule each drug is categorized under. For example, cocaine falls into Schedule I, whereas many opiates fall into Schedule II.

    Treatment over Punishment

    If you are struggling with drug addiction, you need help, not punishment. Thankfully, the California courts recognize this necessity and offer drug diversion programs for some defendants. As your advocate, we can suggest a program that could help to treat your addictions and set you on track toward a brighter future. The Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs has been actively encouraging drug diversion programs in the California courts since 1998.

    Some courts operate under a pre-plea model, which means that the defendant can avoid prosecution by successfully completing a drug rehabilitation program. In a post-plea model, the defendant has to enter a guilty plea before completing his or her treatment. Sometimes, the conviction will be wiped from the defendant’s criminal record if the program is completed successfully. In post-adjudication cases, the defendant can begin a drug program after conviction, but he or she may still have to serve a sentence.

    What About Marijuana?

    In 2016, Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. However, this law did come with provisions. Adults are only permitted to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana or eight grams of concentrated marijuana. New laws state that this drug must be consumed in a private residence or an establishment that is licensed for marijuana use. Anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited from possessing or using the substance. Marijuana users are not permitted to smoke weed in public places, near daycares or schools, or anywhere that tobacco is prohibited. Operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana can result in a DUI.

    Call (951) 225-1540 to speak with a Temecula drug crimes lawyer at Camarata & Marren. We also serve clients in Murrieta and the surrounding areas.

    Client Testimonials

    • “I can't say enough how happy I was with her professionalism and expertise.”

      Mark M.

    • “I'd recommend her to anyone who needs a divorce lawyer.”

      Samantha

    • “The BEST Divorce Lawyer”

      Linda

    • “He never backed down!”

      Melanie

    • “I could not have had better representation.”

      J. Cortez

    • “They are an excellent legal team and I strongly recommend them to anyone who requires an attorney”

      John

    • “I strongly recommend Camarata & Marren for your divorce needs.”

      Scott B.

    • “Justine made this process go smoothly, which gave me a calming experience.”

      Anthony

    • “They helped me with a custody change and they were very knowledgeable on the matter.”

      Deanna

    • “Excellent collaborator and proved the points of my case at every turn.”

      Ken H.

    • “Excellent advocate!”

      David S.

    • “I will highly recommend her to anyone going through this difficult time.”

      Melissa C.

    • “Above and beyond.”

      Lehua

    • “You will not find a better Attorney or a better person overall to help and assist you with your case.”

      Jeff

    • “I would have absolutely no problem referring a friend or family member to Camarata & Marren.”

      Paul

    Why Hire Camarata & Marren?

    Your Future is Worth It
    • Available 24/7 in Cases of Legal Emergencies

      Legal challenges don't always occur during normal office hours. We are committed to being there for you whenever the need arises.

    • Free & Confidential Consultations

      We are eager to hear your case and do not want a consultation fee to prohibit you from seeking justice for yourself or your family.

    • More than 20 Years of Combined Experience

      Attorneys Joseph V. Camarata and Justine Marren bring more than 20 years of combined experience in countless court cases.

    • Proven Track Record of High-Profile Cases

      Our case results attest to our proven track record of success in court. Give us the opportunity to bring success to your case as well.

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    Awards

    • Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law
    • Super Lawyers
    • The National 10p 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating Top Attorney- Family
    • Avvo Rating Clients Choice 2014 - Family
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating Top Attorney - DUI
    • Avvo Superb Rating Top Attorney - Criminal Defense
    • Avvo Client's Choice 2015 - Criminal Defense