If you have been charged in a federal or state court with a case involving drugs, even if it is a small amount of an illegal substance, your life could be forever altered.A drug crime may involve a controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy or crystal meth, but it could also involve the possession and/or sale of prescription drugs such as OxyContin or Vicodin. After marijuana and alcohol, prescription drugs are the most commonly abused substances by people over the age of 14. Many times these prescription drugs are stolen from family members and then are sold on the street. If you or a family member has been charged with the possession and/or sale of prescription medications, you will need a strong criminal defense team beside you.The first question in many cases is whether law enforcement conducted a lawful detention, arrest or search, or whether instead the client’s Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures has been violated. Challenging improper searches is a key area of defense, especially with drug arrests. In other cases, a different approach is required and our experienced attorneys will use their knowledge and years of experience to help identify appropriate treatment options that will offer clients a path to recovery and a successful future.Andrian & Gallenson is one of Santa Rosa’s top legal defense firms and our commitment is to help you resolve your drug crime charges. We have over 76 years of combined legal experience and have one of the best criminal defense teams in Sonoma County. Our extensive resources and experience can provide you with the best defense representation.