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FULLERTON DRUG CRIME ATTORNEY

Aggressive Defense Representation for Drug Crimes in Fullerton, CA

When you are charged with any kind of drug crime, no matter how seemingly minor, you need a seasoned Fullerton drug crime lawyer to help protect your interests. California still aggressively prosecutes many types of drug crimes, and a single conviction on your record will make it more challenging to secure housing, employment, and other opportunities. 

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman understands how to strategically approach drug crime allegations and set her clients up for success. With over 20 years of criminal defense experience, she is well-equipped to provide results-oriented representation designed to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. She will help you decide whether to accept a plea bargain, and, as a fierce negotiator and litigator, will always fight to protect your rights. 

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman is here for you if you have been charged with a drug crime. Schedule a free initial consultation by filling out an online contact form or calling (714) 266-3945 today.

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!

TYPES OF DRUG CRIMES IN CALIFORNIA

“Drug crimes” refer to a variety of criminal offenses that involve controlled substances. Drug possession is perhaps the most common drug crime. The offense can be charged if someone is found to have a small amount of a controlled substance on their person or in their home, vehicle, or property.

State and federal laws both prohibit the distribution of drugs. You could be charged with “drug possession with intent to deliver” if there is evidence that you intended to deliver a controlled substance to someone else. You do not necessarily have to successfully complete the delivery: Even intending to distribute is a crime that can lead to serious consequences.

Drug manufacturing is among the more serious drug crimes that are regularly prosecuted in California. You can face these charges if there is evidence you played a role in producing any controlled substance. This includes growing more marijuana than current state laws allow. Possessing certain legal pharmaceuticals that are used to produce drugs can also trigger these charges.

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REAL PEOPLE. REAL RESULTS.

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    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

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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.

CAN I BE CHARGED WITH A DRUG CRIME IF I DID NOT USE OR CONSUME AN ILLEGAL DRUG?

The unfortunate truth is that yes, you can be charged with and convicted of a drug crime even if you are only in possession of a controlled substance. If you have only been charged with simple possession, you may be able to avoid any jail time with the assistance of a legal professional. If the prosecution has a strong case against you, you will likely need to pay fines and go through a court-approved treatment program.

CAN I BE CHARGED WITH A CRIME IF I HAVE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BUT NO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE?

Many are surprised to learn you can still be charged with a drug crime even if no controlled substances are found by police. It is illegal to possess certain types of drug paraphernalia, which refers to any item that could be conceivably used to produce, use, or conceal controlled substances. Depending on the context, examples may include rolling papers, roach clips, and syringes. Even ordinary household objects like scales, small plastic bags, and other containers could be considered paraphernalia and trigger criminal charges. 

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