Orange County Drug Possession Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney for Drug Possession in Irvine & Laguna Hills
Have you or someone you know been charged with drug possession in Orange
County? If so, you are probably worried about what will happen to you
and the consequences you may be facing. It is important in any criminal
charges that you find capable legal representation. It is strongly urged
that you contact the
Orange County drug possession attorney at the Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald for a complimentary consultation
about your case as soon as possible. Mr. McDonald has a long and successful
track record of handling the defense of countless individuals charged
with drug possession in and around the area. He has been in practice since
1990 and is highly knowledgeable and skilled as a criminal defense lawyer,
earning the respect of his peers and judges for his competence and dedication
to his clients.
Drug Possession Charges and Consequences
If this is your first offense involving drug possession and no violence
accompanied your offense, you may be eligible for alternative sentencing
as opposed to jail time. Alternative sentencing may be composed of diversion
programs, special drug court, or sentencing under Proposition 36. Diversion
programs involve getting random drug testing for a prescribed time period
during which, if you test clean, your case will be dismissed. Drug court
will use rehabilitative processes to help those who are addicted; when
all the steps of the rehabilitation are successfully completed, your case
will be dismissed. Under Proposition 36, you will be placed on probation
and sent to a drug rehab facility.
California law makes a big distinction between simple possession of drugs
for your personal use as opposed to possession of drugs to sell, distribute,
or transport. Simple possession is a much less serious charge and, with
the help of your Orange County drug possession lawyer, often may result
in alternative sentencing as opposed to prison time.
Consult with the Irvine drug possession attorney at the firm about the
specifics of your case to find out how he can create an effective defense
that will help you avoid a conviction and / or imprisonment.