Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law
Call Today 24/7 For A Free Consultation
Toll Free: 888-714-6354
local: 619-573-4988
Main navigation

It's not my job as your attorney to tell you what you want to hear, it’s to tell you what you need to know

2 people hit with serious drug charges in San Diego

Last week, two separate incidents resulted in the San Diego police confiscating numerous bundles of marijuana and cocaine. In the first incident, a 33-year-old man was pursued by police. Why he was pursued is unknown, but eventually the police caught the young man and arrested him for having 2 ounces of marijuana and 31 grams of cocaine.

The man was charged with numerous crimes and had his bond set at nearly $50,000.

In the other incident, a 35-year-old woman was pulled over by police. During the traffic stop, the police found 80 pounds of marijuana in her car. The woman was charged with numerous crimes and had her bond set at $35,000.

Crimes such as drug trafficking and drug distribution are severely punished in this country, and being that we are near the U.S.-Mexico border, this becomes a major factor in our city. These crimes are often subject to mandatory minimum sentencing penalties, meaning they impose serious minimum consequences on someone regardless of certain circumstances in the case.

Even though you may want to try to talk your way out of the situation by explaining things to the police, you shouldn't do this without a lawyer present. It's easy to assume that the police are understanding people who will try to help you out if they can. That's the way it may appear sometimes on procedural TV shows. But that isn't the way it works in real life.

You have to protect your rights in the wake of a criminal charge, and consulting with a criminal defense attorney is the best way to do that.

Source: Alice Echo-News Journal, "San Diego stops net marijuana and cocaine," Julie Neal, July 30, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information


  • "Keith Rutman isn't just a great lawyer—he is figuratively and literally a life saver, having saved my life twice. First in a figurative way. I was facing serous charges and was fearing the worst – a lengthy prison sentence. He applied his expert legal knowledge to secure a positive solution to my problem. It far exceeded my expectations and I received probation. He offered me essential advice on both legal and strategic matters. Mr. Rutman was always immediately available to assist me. I would expect this kind of outstanding service from any lawyer who stands at the top of his profession." Learn More...
  • "Dear Mr. Rutman, I can't begin to thank you for all you have done for Jarrett and Jordan - specifically Jordan; you have gone over and above what most attorneys would do, and treated Jordan so well accepting his "I don't know what your talking about mentality". Jordan is greatly relieved it is over but I don't think he understands fully what is expected of him for the next 12 months." - Judy, Jarrett and Jordan Learn More...
  • "Mr. Rutman did a great job in my dispute over the accuracy of my criminal record against the State of California, and he got the Court to order it changed in my favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Rutman, he is diligent and prompt and very knowledgeable. He would be my first choice if I ever need an attorney again, and he should be yours." - Jerry S Learn More...
  • "Keith and I have handled very complicated trials together including multiple bank robberies and murder cases. I highly endorse Keith. He is always a well prepared, caring, and aggressive criminal defense attorney." Learn More...
  • "I opposed Keith in a federal civil rights claim brought in federal court. Keith was creative and determined to advocate his clients interests and was a pleasure to work with. A true professional in every regard. Enthusiastically recommended and endorsed!" Learn More...