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Drug Crime Charges

Facing Drug Charges? Drug Possession, Under The Influence

Drug crimes are some of the most widely prosecuted crimes – at the local, state, and federal level – and California has some of the most complex illegal drug and controlled substance laws in the country. Even if you have no previous record, getting convicted of a drug crime can lead to serious jail time and very steep fines. Securing an aggressive defense attorney like Michelle D. Wallis is the first step in getting the best outcome for your case. She has tons of experience working with DUI and drug offenses, and a proven track record of securing positive results for her clients.

Controlled substances include illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or methamphetamines and abuse of legal prescription drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Adderall, and Ritalin. Regardless of the drug you are accused of possessing, trafficking, or manufacturing, Michelle D. Wallis can help.

Many factors can contribute to whether a drug offense will be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, including the quantity and type of drugs involved, whether they were for personal use or sale, and whether the defendant has a previous criminal record.


Drug charges can often be challenged, unfortunately because many law enforcement officers sometimes do things like ignore the California rules of search and seizure, set up suspects, rely on bogus informants or information, mislead judges in order to get search warrants, exaggerate or outright lie in their reports, or arrest people without any evidence at all. Suppression of illegally obtained evidence can often lead to a complete dismissal of charges.


Michelle D. Wallis can aggressively defend individuals facing charges of drug possession, transportation, cultivating or manufacturing, sales, or being under the influence. She will begin with making every effort to get your charges dismissed. Only if this does not happen right away will she resort to negotiating with the prosecution. Many times, this can get results. She is also a strong advocate for alternative and reduced sentencing, including drug rehabilitation and treatment programs.

One of the best things a person facing drug charges can do is to seek substance abuse counseling immediately and of their own accord. Michelle D. Wallis can offer you a list of programs, including AA and NA groups, which can help get you enrolled and going to meetings long before your first court date. This is an important step in attempting to avoid jail time.

If you or someone you know is facing drug charges, call our office at 559-713-6363 immediately. The criminal justice system is stacked against you, but Michelle D. Wallis can help.