Push Back Against Your Drug Charges

Even drug charges that seem minor can have serious, lifelong implications following a conviction. With this in mind, we prepare for each case in a way to minimize the consequences and keep our client's record as clean as possible. Our thorough preparation and our attention to detail help us effectively represent you and protect your future.

The Visalia drug crime defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart has over 15 years of experience in the criminal justice system. Additionally, Mr. Wisehart has served as a deputy district attorney, which helps him develop a case strategy that anticipates and counters the prosecutor's arguments.

Call our firm today at 559-429-5630 or 800-742-6392 to talk about your specific case. The initial consultation is free.

What Exactly Have You Been Charged With?

Our firm handles cases involving charges ranging from minor marijuana to serious narcotics. We are experienced defending clients against a wide range of charges, including:

  • Possession offenses: There are numerous types of possession offenses such as possession for personal use and possession for sale. We know how to defend these cases in ways that make full use of diversion programs that provide treatment but keep you out of jail.
  • Medical marijuana: A host of questions can arise under California's medical marijuana law. Do you have a doctor's recommendation? How many plants you are allowed to grow for medicinal purposes? Are you in compliance with local ordinances? We can provide the guidance you need.
  • Prescription medications: Many medications are considered controlled substances. This means authorities sometimes bring prescription fraud or other charges. Our firm can protect your rights vigorously in these cases.
  • Drugged driving: Alcohol is certainly not the only substance that can give rise to charges of intoxicated driving. We can push back for you against the charges and seek a positive resolution.

No matter the complexity of your situation, we will fight to protect your rights, keep your record clean and minimize any consequences.

Diversion Programs

Depending on the severity of the charge and the criminal history of the accused, it might be possible to avoid jail time by pursuing diversion programs. In California, Proposition 36 (commonly referred to as Prop 36) allows for alternative sentencing if the case meets certain criteria. Other diversion programs and treatment programs such as drug court, deferred entry of judgment (DEJ), residential treatment and community service can greatly reduce the consequences that might arise through sentencing.

Contact Our Firm

If you have questions regarding drug charges, schedule a consultation with Derek P. Wisehart by calling us at 559-429-5630, 800-742-6392 or completing our online contact form. We offer a free consultation on criminal defense and personal injury cases. Our firm accepts most major credit cards for payment of services.