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Drug Possession Defense Attorney in Santa Rosa

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Have you been arrested on drug possession charges? If so, it is imperative that you retain the services of a powerful attorney to protect yourself against the possibility of serving harsh consequences such as jail time, expensive fines, and possible probation. At the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C., our firm’s trial-tested Santa Rosa drug possession defense lawyer can defend your rights in court and advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges on your behalf.

Countless clients have chosen our firm to defend their cases for the following reasons:

  • Thousands of cases handled
  • 2015 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ selection
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award winner
  • More than 10 years of proven experience

Get started towards retaining the defense you need by requesting a free consultation today!

What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in CA?

In the state of California, penalties for a drug possession conviction range in severity depending on the type of drug found on a person at the time of arrest and whether or not the state decides to charge a person with the intent to sell. A defendant’s history of prior offenses and whether or not the arrest took place near a school can also play a key role in determining consequences. Regardless, being charged with any sort of drug crime is a serious matter and must be dealt with as such.

Penalties for drug possession can include:

  • Up to nine years in prison
  • Fines up to $50,000
  • Mandatory drug treatment
  • Probation
  • Community service

Possession of opiates, methamphetamine, or ecstasy are often charged as a felony. In addition to legal consequences, a conviction of a drug crime can be damaging to a person’s reputation and ability to find employment.

Possible Defenses for Drug Possession Charges

There are a variety of different defense strategies that can be used to combat drug possession charges. Unlawful search and seizure is a commonly used approach, as arresting police officers do not always follow the proper protocols or possess probable cause. Medical necessity, valid prescriptions, and entrapment defenses can also be effective. If you are facing charges, our firm can examine your unique situation and determine the most legally advantageous strategy that best fits your needs.

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Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience, especially if you have never had a run-in with the law before. At the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C., our criminal defense lawyers understand that sometimes good people find themselves in difficult situations, and we are prepared to treat you with the compassion and dignity you deserve during this difficult time. With personalized attention and knowledgeable advocacy available 24/7, our skilled legal professionals are ready to stand by your side and make every effort to secure a desirable outcome for your case.

The best way to get started is by taking advantage of your complimentary case evaluation today!

Why You Can Rely on Our Firm:

  • Aggressive, proactive approach to handling criminal cases.
  • Client-oriented services.
  • 24/7 availability by phone.
  • Hands-on guidance and support through the criminal justice system.


Our Clients Tell It Best
  • “He's patient and gets to the bottom of the problem quickly and professionally.”

    Erin H.

  • “Evan presented a detailed, concise and professional defense then executed beautifully.”

    Former Client

  • “He was super knowledgable and represented me at my court hearing.”

    Former Client

  • “Mr.Zelig handles the charges as if they were filed against him!”


  • “Evan Zelig is exactly what you want from a lawyer.”

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  • “I know Evan to be one of the best criminal defense litigators in Northern California.”

    Ryan W.

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    Former Client

  • “Evan fought hard to achieve the best possible results on both legal matters.”

    Former Client

  • “I definitely recommend him to anybody!”

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  • “Mr. Zelig is by far the best over-all lawyer in Sonoma county hands down!”

    Michael J. H.

  • “Right off the bat, Mr. Zelig was very approachable and friendly.”

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  • “Takes the stress away from a very stressful time.”

    Brent B.

  • “Always returned my calls or emails promptly. Seemed to really care what happens to you as a person.”


  • “Evan was extremely accessible and thorough when it came to my representation.”

    Dominic H.

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