Drug Crimes

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Effective drug crime defense requires experience with our state's drug laws. At the Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, we take a detailed approach to reviewing the evidence against you to protect your rights and help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction. We recognize that a solid drug crime defense involves a great deal of work including filing motions before the court.

Jacqueline Goodman is an experienced Orange County drug crime lawyer who is not intimidated by the courtroom and has an exceptional reputation for moving her cases forward instead of accepting the first plea bargain offered by the prosecution. You can rest assured that your best interests are always the immediate focus of everyone at our firm. As such, do not hesitate to retain the immediate representation of our firm.

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Reasons to Choose Attorney Jacqueline Goodman:

  • Recipient of a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating
  • Backed by more than 20 years of experience
  • Dedicated to representing the rights of the accused
  • Free consultations offered to each prospective client
  • Admitted to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Named a 2012 Clients Choice award for Criminal Defense
  • Permanently named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center

Types of Drug Offenses

The term "drug crime" is an umbrella term that can refer to a variety of criminal offenses.Drug possession is one of the most common drug crimes and occurs when an individual is found with a small amount of an illegal substance on his/her person. You may also be arrested for drug possession if the drug is found in your car, backpack, etc. In other words, you do not have to be in physical possession of the substance to face charges.

It is illegal to deliver drugs under state and federal law. The term "deliver" refers to the act of transferring drugs from one place (or person) to another. You can also be arrested forintending to deliver drugs. In order to convict you of delivery, prosecutors must only demonstrate that you intended to deliver the substance- not that you actually executed the delivery. Because of this, it is important to have a strong legal representative on your side. With our top notch Orange County drug crime attorney fighting for you, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands.

Drug manufacturing is another common charge. It is considered a more serious offense than possession and simply refers to the process by which drugs are produced or created. Common manufacturing charges involve growing marijuana. Additionally, you may face manufacturing charges for possessing certain pharmaceuticals. If law enforcement believes that you possess certain items with the intention of manufacturing drugs, known as drug paraphernalia, you may be charged with drug manufacturing.

Seeking Alternatives to Prison

Taking the case to trial is not always in the defendant's best interest, and if the prosecution does not dismiss your case, a plea agreement may be negotiated. With drug crime defense in particular, we are often able to negotiate alternatives to jail such as rehabilitation and counseling. For certain specified drug offenses, a defendant may be eligible to participate in a DEJ (PC 1000) program, where criminal proceedings are suspended for a prescribed time on the condition that the defendant complete an outpatient drug treatment program. Upon completion of the program, the case is dismissed.

About Proposition 36

Much like PC 1000, Prop 36 is a scheme that allows a defendant to escape incarceration on specified drug offenses, participate in treatment and rehabilitation and, upon successful completion, obtain the dismissal of the case. Prop 36 is less advantageous to the defendant in a legal sense, but the treatment is more tailored to the needs of the defendant, and inpatient treatment is available.

Fighting Forfeiture Proceedings

Forfeiture proceedings can become a major component in drug crime cases. You may be forced to forfeit what the government perceives as ill-gotten drug money or possessions such as homes or cars. However, assets gained do not always result from purported drug-related activity. In these delicate situations, we put our experience and aggressive criminal defense skills to work for our clients. You have the right to keep what is rightfully yours.

Call our Orange County Drug Crime Attorney for a Free Case Review

If you've been charged with a drug offense or with a crime relating to California's medical marijuana dispensary laws, contact our Orange County drug crime lawyer today. With the right representation on your side, you can rest assured that your future and reputation are in good hands. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has spent 20 years representing the accused in Orange County and the surrounding areas. Call today to see what she can do for your case. For additional information, please read through our drug crime FAQ page.

Are you ready to begin building your aggressive defense? Do not hesitate to secure the immediate representation of our firm.