Your Trusted Advocates Defending Against Fentanyl Charges
Because the use of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is stronger than morphine, has increased so drastically, the California Department of Justice has placed a special focus on prosecuting these cases. That means that the number of prosecutions related to the drug will continue to skyrocket.
At Bird & Van Dyke, Inc. - A Professional Law Corporation, our lawyers are local to Stockton, and our partner, attorney Mary Ann Bird, is a former prosecutor and public defender for San Joaquin County. With more than two decades of experience behind her, she knows exactly how the prosecution will attempt to build its case. That allows her and our team to develop strong defense strategies to protect our clients’ rights.
Why Are Fentanyl-Related Charges So Serious?
Essentially, the number of overdose deaths associated with fentanyl, along with the drug’s easy availability, have made everything from possession to transportation and sale of the drug very high-profile issues. Defendants can expect no leniency.
In addition, California’s Watson Murder Rule says that prosecutors can charge someone with second-degree murder if their actions result in the death of another person. That rule has already been applied in cases where someone has sold or given drugs to someone else and that person subsequently died of an overdose.
This rule alone can make what might be an ordinary drug case far more serious, which is why you need someone who will fight to suppress any evidence that was improperly obtained and look hard for ways to get your case dismissed. You also need a lawyer who is as adept at trial as they are in negotiations.
If You Have Been Charged With A Fentanyl Crime, Our Team Can Help
Fentanyl-related drug charges are among the most serious drug charges you can face. You need an experienced attorney who understands the local court system and has a good rapport with the area’s legal community – and you need one today.
Call 888-915-0422 to speak to one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Bird & Van Dyke, Inc. - A Professional Law Corporation, or contact us by email to set up a confidential appointment to discuss your case today.