Law offices of Bruce Richland A Professional Corporation

Downtown Los Angeles

  • 205 South Broadway, Suite 902 Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • 213-626-3100

Van Nuys

  • 6315 Van Nuys Boulevard, 2nd Floor Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • 818-786-6829

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Van Nuys Lawyer for Drug Crimes That Knows How to Win

Whether you are dealing with possession of a controlled substance or the accusation of being involved in the sale and/or manufacturer of controlled substances, obtaining the right legal representation is crucial. The Law Offices of Bruce Richland have helped clients in the Van Nuys and Los Angeles areas get their charges dropped and sentences reduced for more than 20 years.  

If you are charged with a drug related crime or are being accused of one, an experienced attorney is crucial to defend you and protect your future. We at the Law Offices of Bruce Richland have represented numerous individuals accused of such crimes and has proven his expertise time and time again.

The Controlled Substance Act is a consolidation of laws which regulate the possession, manufacture, and distribution of narcotics, depressants, stimulants, anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, and chemicals used to illicitly produce controlled substances or illegal drugs. This Act separates narcotics into 5 different categories or “schedules.” Some of the most common narcotics are listed below for informational purposes.

Schedule 1 Narcotics:

  • Heroin
  • Bath Salts
  • Ecstasy
  • PCP
  • LSD

Schedule 2 Narcotics:

  • Cocaine
  • Oxycodone
  • Vicodin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ritalin
  • Adderall
  • Opium

Schedule 3 Narcotics:

  • Ketamine
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Testosterone
  • Products with less than 90 mg of codeine per dose

Schedule 4 Narcotics:

  • Xanax
  • Somas
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Ambien
  • Rohypnol

Schedule 5 Narcotics:

  • Robitussin AC
  • Pregabalin
  • Pyrovalerone
  • Cough medicines with less than 200 mg of codeine per dose
  • Lacosamide


Controlled substance crimes are one of the most serious charges that can carry life changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested, or is being investigated for drug crime, we urge you to get in touch with us today. As experienced California drug offense lawyers, we know how to protect your rights and your freedom.