Police in Sierra Madre arrested a woman in Arcadia for possession and/or being under the influence of narcotics. According to a news report in The Sierra Madre Patch, police arrested the woman following a traffic stop at the intersection of Don Pablo Drive and Foothill Boulevard the night of February 19. Police say the arrest also involves a possible parole violation. Officials have not said what type of substance the woman was under the influence of at the time of the arrest.
The penalties for drug crimes in Los Angeles County can be extremely severe. The nature and extent of charges in drug arrests will depend on the quantity of drugs confiscated, the defendant’s intent to distribute or sell the drugs, and the defendant’s prior criminal record. If there is a parole violation involved, the penalties could be significantly more severe. Consequences could include lengthy incarceration and other hefty penalties.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a Los Angeles drug crime, it would be in your best interest to contact an experienced drug crime defense lawyer who will make sure that your rights are protected.
The knowledgeable Los Angeles drug possession lawyers of Sitkoff & Hanrahan have successfully helped numerous repeat drug offenders obtain alternative sentencing including drug court. Our attorneys are former prosecutors with decades of combined trial experience. Please contact us at 866-430-8383 to discuss your case. It is our law firm’s practice to independently reexamine all forensic evidence in drug cases so we can spot any inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. Call us today to find out how we can help you.