Protecting Your Rights, Preserving Your Freedom
Though drug use is common in California, prosecutors in our state aggressively pursue convictions in cases involving trafficking, cultivation and possession of controlled substances. If you have been arrested on a drug charge, you need a strong and effective defense effort.
Gregory Hagopian is a former prosecutor who vigorously defends the rights and freedom of people facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Mr. Hagopian will use his experience and knowledge to defend you at every stage of the legal process.
The Law Office of Gregory Hagopian defends people accused of all types of drug charges, including:
- Possession of marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs, heroin and other controlled substances
- Possession for sale and drug trafficking
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Cultivation of marijuana
- Other types of drug charges
Contact The Law Office of Gregory Hagopian for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Search And Seizure Defenses
When defending you, Gregory Hagopian will pay particular attention to defenses based on search and seizure and other constitutional issues. He will ask critical questions, any one of which could provide the key to getting the charge dismissed:
How did the police find the drugs? Did they have probable cause to stop your vehicle and search it? Were the drugs really in your possession or were they just found in the car along with other passengers? Was the search warrant legal? Did the controlled technique used by the police constitute entrapment?
Whenever possible, Gregory Hagopian will make aggressive use of motions to suppress evidence or dismiss the charge. In California, there is a vast difference in potential penalties between possession of drugs for sale and possession for personal use. It may make sense to accept a plea arrangement for a charge carrying much lower penalties. Gregory Hagopian can explain your options and help you make the right decision.
Avoiding Conviction Through An Out-Of-Court Solution
In Tulare County, there are numerous alternatives to conviction such as drug court and deferred entry of judgment. These can enable the accused to avoid conviction and even have the case expunged from the record. Tulare County marijuana defense attorney Gregory Hagopian has helped many people achieve out-of-court solutions, and if you are eligible, he will work with the prosecutor and court to obtain such a solution for you.
Contact An Attorney
For a free consultation with a Visalia drug charge attorney, contact The Law Office of Gregory Hagopian.