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BREA DRUG CRIME ATTORNEY

Strategic Defense Representation for Drug Crimes in Brea, CA

Drug-related offenses are taken very seriously in California. Even if the charges seem minor, having a conviction on your record can have serious, long-term consequences, including incarceration, fines, and a criminal record. This is why it is so important to have an experienced and knowledgeable Brea drug crime lawyer representing you throughout any criminal proceedings. 

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman can help protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Attorney Goodman has been defending the criminally accused for over 20 years, giving her extensive knowledge of a wide range of strategies and tactics that can be used to get the best results for her clients. No matter what situation you find yourself in, she is prepared to leverage her experience to provide personalized legal advice and advocacy that takes into account your particular circumstances.

Discuss your options for defending against drug-related charges today. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (714) 266-3945 or filling out an online contact form.

SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPENTO GOOD PEOPLE You Need Jacqueline On Your Side

I am committed to providing my clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve. I believe in redemption and helping people get second chances. I devote a significant portion of my practice to criminal justice reform and I have provided pro bono representation in impact litigation to change the laws to benefit every Californian.

No one is perfect, and everyone has flaws. A mistake should not define you, and our Orange County criminal defense attorney is ready to fight to protect your future, no matter the charges. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is here to get you out of this difficult situation and put you back in the position you were in before your trouble started!

UNDERSTANDING CALIFORNIA’S DRUG CRIME LAWS

Drug crimes involve a wide range of offenses related to the possession, distribution, and manufacturing of illegal controlled substances. Possession is one of the most commonly charged drug-related crimes. It occurs when a person is found to have any amount of an illicit substance on their person or in their residence, vehicle, or personal effects. Depending on the type and amount of the controlled substance involved, possession may be considered a misdemeanor or felony offense with penalties ranging from fines and probation to prison time.

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UNDERSTANDING CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 36

Individuals charged with certain types of drug offenses may qualify for relief through California Proposition 36 if they do not qualify for the Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEF) program. If an individual qualifies, completing rehabilitation and treatment programs may result in a dismissal of their case. This solution focuses on treatment, and it may not be the ideal legal path forward. The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman can help you explore these and other options, including the pros and cons of each approach.

UNDERSTANDING CALIFORNIA’S DRUG PARAPHERNALIA LAWS

Not everyone realizes that California enforces drug paraphernalia laws. Under these laws, if certain types of paraphernalia are found, someone could face criminal charges even if they were not in possession of or in control of any amount of an illegal drug. Drug paraphernalia encompasses any item that could be used to grow, utilize, or hide drugs. This may include items such as rolling paper, roach clips, and syringes. Additionally, everyday household items like scales, zip-lock bags, and other containers may also be classified as paraphernalia and can lead to criminal prosecution if found in certain contexts.

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    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

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    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION VIOLATION

    PC 1203.2 Committing a new crime or violating any term or condition of probation.

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    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    CASE DISMISSED

    CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

    Child Sex Abuse case dismissed.

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ANAHEIM, CA DUI ATTORNEY FAQ'S

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  • Is a White Collar Crime a Federal Offense?

    White-collar crimes can be charged as federal offenses for several reasons, primarily due to the nature of these offenses and the impact they can have on national or interstate commerce. Here are some reasons why white-collar crimes often fall under federal jurisdiction:

    • Interstate Commerce: Many white-collar crimes involve activities that cross state lines or have a substantial impact on interstate commerce. The federal government has jurisdiction over such cases because it has the authority to regulate and oversee interstate commerce.
    • National or International Scope: White-collar crimes often transcend state boundaries and may have a national or even international scope. Federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are better equipped to handle cases that extend beyond individual state jurisdictions.
    • Specialized Federal Agencies: Federal agencies are often specialized and have the expertise and resources to investigate and prosecute complex financial crimes. For example, the SEC deals with securities fraud, while the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) focuses on tax-related offenses.
    • Protection of Federal Programs and Institutions: Some white-collar crimes involve fraud or corruption against federal programs, agencies, or institutions. Fraudulent activities targeting government programs or funds may lead to federal charges.
    • Uniform Application of Laws: The federal legal system provides a uniform set of laws and regulations that can be applied consistently across the entire country. This helps ensure a standardized approach to prosecuting and sentencing white-collar offenders.
    • Global Financial Markets: Crimes such as securities fraud or insider trading often affect global financial markets. The federal government is better positioned to address these issues, working in coordination with international law enforcement agencies.
    • Complexity and Resources: White-collar crimes are often intricate, involving complex financial transactions, extensive paper trails, and sophisticated schemes. Federal law enforcement agencies typically have the resources, expertise, and jurisdiction to handle such intricate cases.
    • Deterrence and Public Trust: Federal prosecution of white-collar crimes is seen as a deterrent, sending a strong message that the government takes financial misconduct seriously. It helps maintain public trust in financial institutions and markets.
  • What is the First Offense for Possession of a Controlled Substance in California?

    For the first offense of possessing a controlled substance in California, the charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor, thanks to Proposition 47. This law means you'll likely face a maximum sentence of up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, the severity can still vary depending on the specific type and amount of drug possessed, with certain substances potentially enhancing the charge or adding additional penalties. Remember, this is just a general overview, and it's always best to consult with an attorney to assess your situation precisely.
  • Lewd acts with a minor
    Any sort of sex crime involving a child under the age of 14 can be classified as a violent crime, even when no force or threat is involved. It is a legal tactic adopted by California criminal courts to allow prosecutors to push for inordinately severe penalties against child sex offenders.

HOW FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS CAN COMPLICATE DRUG CRIME PROCEEDINGS

Your personal property can be seized as part of forfeiture proceedings even if you have not been convicted of a drug-related crime. Law enforcement may believe that your car, home, cash, and other valuable items may have been procured using illicit funds, and that suspicion is all they need to take your assets. In practice, this means that being accused of a drug crime could result in your temporarily losing your possessions without any real due process. A Brea drug crime lawyer can work diligently to ensure any seized property is returned in an expeditious manner while taking into consideration all applicable laws and regulations surrounding forfeiture proceedings.

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