At the Law Offices of John D. Kirby, A.P.C., our drug crime practice covers a significant amount of ground. We defend anyone facing a state or federal drug charge, for minors and young adults facing a first-time drug possession charge to professionals whose careers are jeopardized by allegations of prescription drug crimes. We represent people accused of leading or participating in organized drug crimes.
There is no such thing as a minor drug charge. While some cases may be more straightforward others, and not all convictions result in incarceration, all cases come with the potential of a criminal record that can end promising careers before they even begin. In the most serious federal and state drug crime cases, the penalties that come with a conviction can be devastating. It is critical that, if you have been charged or if you are under investigation, you retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights.
The drug law climate in California is rapidly changing, especially with respect to marijuana. Despite strides to protect individual and business rights, San Diego’s marijuana laws are among the least lenient in the state. Violators can face heavy fines, confiscation of property, and even lengthy prison sentences. We can help you defend against a variety of charges, including:
- Grow Houses & Meth Labs
- Drug Trafficking
- Importation & Transportation
- Prescription Drugs
- Oxycontin Charges
We also handle cases in which FDA defense is required for supplement manufacturers accused of illegally making and distributing prescription drugs.
At the California Law Offices of John D. Kirby, A.P.C., our drug crime practice covers a significant amount of ground. We defend anyone facing a state or federal drug charge, from minors and young adults facing a first-time drug possession charge to professionals whose careers are jeopardized by allegations of prescription drug crimes. We represent people accused of leading or participating in organized drug crimes.
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Marijuana Cultivation Charges
We represent people accused of purchasing houses or other properties and filling them with lights and hydroponic sets in order to grow large amounts of marijuana. We also represent anyone accused of working in or being associated with these grow houses in any way. In addition to handling these major marijuana charges, we can defend people accused of growing small amounts of pot for personal use.
Methamphetamine Manufacturing Charges
We represent people accused of setting up methamphetamine cooking labs. In addition to representing people accused of running meth manufacturing operations, we represent anyone who was allegedly associated with the operation.
People facing drug charges who choose our law firm receive personal attention from John D. Kirby, a Cornell Law School educated attorney and former federal criminal prosecutor with extensive experience prosecuting and defending against these types of charges. Our clients benefit from our insight into the way that criminal prosecutors investigate and prepare drug cases, from the use of search warrants to the use of wiretaps. We know how to attack evidence and protect our clients’ constitutional rights.
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San Diego Drug Trafficking Lawyer
Drug trafficking involves the cultivation or manufacture, importation and transportation, and distribution and sale of a controlled substance such as marijuana, methamphetamines or even prescription drugs. People can also be charged with drug trafficking if they are accused of being in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to do any of the above. These charges are typically based on the amount of the controlled substance a person is accused of possessing. In California, the penalties associated with drug trafficking charges are among the most serious in the entire country, because it is a border state.
A Lawyer Who Understands Drug Trafficking Charges
People facing drug trafficking charges turn to the Law Offices of John D. Kirby, A.P.C., because they know how much is at stake and they know they need a lawyer whose background includes extensive experience in this uniquely challenging area of the law.
At our law firm, all cases are handled personally by John D. Kirby, a Cornell Law School educated attorney and former federal criminal prosecutor. In his former role, he handled the prosecution of major drug trafficking cases. He has firsthand knowledge of how prosecutors use search warrants, wiretaps and other evidence-gathering techniques to build strong cases. He has used these techniques himself. Now, he uses his knowledge of these techniques to punch holes in the opposition’s case and seek positive results for those accused of drug trafficking.
Early intervention in drug distribution and trafficking cases can be critical. Even if you are under investigation and have not yet been charged, retaining our services early in the process can help set the stage for a positive outcome.
At the Law Offices of John D. Kirby, A.P.C., we defend people accused of importing controlled substances into California from Mexico or other countries, as well as people accused of transporting illegal substances through the state or across state lines. Cases we handle may involve importation and transportation of marijuana, methamphetamines or any other controlled substance, including prescription drugs.
Being a border state, California takes great care to guard against importation and transportation, as well as all other aspects of drug trafficking. The state and federal governments actively fight trafficking operations, inflicting severe penalties on those convicted. Whether you have been charged or you are under investigation, it is important that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Importation and Transportation by Vehicle
Many drug trafficking cases begin with a simple traffic stop. Perhaps the stop was preceded by an investigation of some sort. Perhaps the stop was for speeding or some other traffic violation. In either case, we understand the importance of reviewing exactly how the investigation and the traffic stop were conducted. Any missteps on the part of law enforcement, or any oversights of your constitutional rights, can yield positive results.
Importation and Transportation by Mail
We are available to represent people accused of sending or receiving marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription drugs or other controlled substances through the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS) or any other delivery service.
When you retain our law firm, you will get direct attention from John D. Kirby, a Cornell Law School educated lawyer and former federal criminal prosecutor.
Make no mistake, prescription drug charges are just as serious, if not more so, than other drug charges. In fact, these cases can be extremely complex, simply because they may involve multiple criminal charges, not just drug possession. At the California Law Offices of John D. Kirby, A.P.C., we have more than 20 years of experience that we use to defend people facing OxyContin charges and other prescription drug charges.
Your career and your future are in jeopardy. Whether you have been charged with a prescription drug crime or you are being investigated, contact us immediately so we can set the stage for a positive outcome. Your case will be handled personally by John D. Kirby, a Cornell Law School educated attorney and former federal criminal prosecutor.
What Have You Been Charged With?
Prescription drug cases rarely involve charges of possession alone. This charge is typically just the starting point. The accused will be charged with possessing a prescription drug without a prescription. These cases also typically involve allegations of stealing prescription pads and forging doctors’ signatures, or going from doctor to doctor and falsely obtaining multiple prescriptions, which can lead to the additional charge of prescription fraud. If the case involves allegations of stealing prescription medication, prescription theft may also be charged.
To add to the seriousness of these cases, burglary charges are often added on. Burglary is defined as entering a premises with the intent to commit a crime. Since people accused of these crimes often allegedly entered a pharmacy to commit a crime, the burglary charge is supposedly justified. We can defend against every one of the charges you face.