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Fresno Drug Crimes Attorney

Let the Law Office of Rick Horowitz Fight for You

Drug crimes involve the sale, transportation, possession, or manufacturing of any illegal drug or controlled substance. This could range from a misdemeanor marijuana offense to multi-felony charges relating to trafficking heroin. Whatever the case may be, if you are facing charges for a drug crime or if you are currently under investigation, the Law Office of Rick Horowitz is here to help. As a skilled drug crimes lawyer in Fresno, I offer aggressive representation for crimes involving all types of illegal drugs, even prescription medications.

If you or a loved one are facing drug crime charges, call the firm at (559) 540-8899 to discuss your case. I offer free, confidential case evaluations.

Common Types & Uses of Drugs

Drug charges are devastating in that they frequently occur when a person is struggling with an illness or some other neurophysiological problem. Many people may say that drug addiction is not an illness, but these people are ignorant and must be educated.

Additionally, drug addiction is not the only neurophysiological problem that can lead to drug charges. Different types of psychoactive substances may be used for various reasons when self-medicating.

Examples include:

  • Stimulant drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications such as Adderall and Ritalin: to increase focus, attention, and energy levels, as well as for combating depression and increasing pleasure
  • Central nervous system depressants like alcohol, benzodiazepines (Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax), and prescription sleep aids (Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata): to elevate mood, escape reality, increase sociability, help a person sleep, and decrease anxiety
  • Opioid drugs like heroin and prescription pain relievers (OxyContin, Vicodin, Fentanyl, and Morphine): to relieve pain, depression, and anxiety, and to enhance relaxation
  • Marijuana: to elevate mood, enhance relaxation, and create a break from reality

Both prescription and illicit drugs may be abused for the purposes of self-medication, and anyone who suffers any form of physical or emotional discomfort may do so. When you are charged with a drug crime, you need a Fresno drug crime attorney who understands these things and is able to stick to the task of educating the prosecution, the judge, and—if things go that far—the jury.

To learn how my firm can defend your drug crime case, call (559) 540-8899 to speak with our Fresno defense attorney.

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