Arrested in the Mojave Desert? We Can Help
Many people find themselves in the predicament of having been arrested and charged
with a drug offense in Eastern Kern County. We defend all drug charges in all parts of
the county including Mojave, Tehachapi and California City. Most individuals were
stopped by law enforcement while on their way to Las Vegas, coming into California
from another state or heading out of state on highway 58. The arrest usually originate
from a traffic stop for speeding or some other vehicle code violation. In recent years
we have seen a rise of arrests for marijuana related charges due to the changes in
recreational use of Cannabis. Our Law Firm has one of the highest success rates for
dismissal on drug charges in Mojave Court, Kern County California.
California Law prohibits nearly all types of drug possession. For some the charges
can involve simple possession, for others the case can quickly become more serious
when the officer believes that the suspect was carrying narcotics for the purpose of
sales or transporting the substance for something other than personal use.
Some of the more common charges are as follows:
- Possession for Personal Use
- Possession with the Intent to Sell
- Distribution of Controlled Substance
- Under the Influence of Illegal Substance
- Fraudulent Prescription
- Conspiracy to Transport Drugs
California State Law allows for the use and simple possession of marijuana for
individuals with medical problems. The person must first obtain a doctor's
Some of the drugs that are prohibited are
Defenses to drug charges vary depending on the circumstances of the arrest. The
events leading up to the search should be evaluated for the viability of a motion to
suppress due to a possible fourth amendment violation. For example, it is not
uncommon for individuals to be stopped on a roadway without sufficient probable
cause. The officer often will get a hunch based on the type of automobile or act upon
prejudice based on the race or ethnicity of the driver and the vehicle's occupants.
Under these circumstances a Mojave Drug Lawyer can file what is known as a 1538.5
motion challenging the legality of the stop, detention, arrest and search. Should the
Court rule in favor of the client, the evidence obtained from the illegal action would all
be thrown out and could not be used as evidence against the client in a Court of Law.
If you have been arrested for any Drug felony or misdemeanor in the Mojave or
Ridgecrest area or have a failure to appear for missing a court date, contact our
office for a free consultation. If you are looking for a local attorney to defend a drug
possession charge in Mojave CA we can help.
Matthew Ruff, Attorney at Law Call 661-243-1084