Orange County Drug Lawyer
You will need to act fast. Consult with Orange County Drug Lawyer Mr. Miller today to learn strategies and find out what you should be doing now to protect you, and to help your case from the start.
Orange County is committed to being very tough on drug cases at all levels. The police, judges, prosecutors, even appeals courts are unsympathetic to you and your situation. Their only interest is in showing how aggressively they can punish those accused of any drug crime.
I Was Arrested For A Drug Crime. What Am I Looking At?
As you know, prosecutors, the courts, and even the law, all want to show how tough they are against drugs. But the law is more sympathetic to those that use, or are addicted, and much less sympathetic to those caught forging prescriptions, dealing or possessing drugs for sale, transporting, or manufacturing narcotics of any kind.
A possession charge can be diverted through a treatment program. More harsh punishment for more serious crimes includes prison or jail time, loss of a job, and thousands of dollars in fines if not handled correctly. Although you probably are still dealing with the impact from your arrest, don’t let the system excessively punish you without presenting all facts about you, and assert how this might impact you. looking at all sides.
Potential Punishment for Orange County Drug cases:
Every law has a maximum (for misdemeanors, up to one year in jail, probation, and fines and fees that total $5000, and for felonies up to five years in State Prison), and a minimum (probation, and participation in a drug rehabilitation program or a drug education program). In Orange County, drug cases are sometimes reduced to another charge, which would reduce the entire sentencing range below the minimum.
However, the prosecutor can, and will, add punishment if there were any of the following:
- evidence that drugs were possessed for sale;
- sale of drugs or use of drugs on school grounds or near a school;
- manufacturing of drugs;
- transportation of drugs;
- or any priors.
We can help avoid the more severe punishment for any of the above.
Note that under California’s new Marijuana Laws, possessing marijuana for personal use is not illegal. However, cultivating or growing marijuana for-profit, warehousing or wholesaling marijuana, transporting marijuana and selling marijuana require that you obtain one of the Marijuana Dispensary Licenses and Permits or the other available State of California Cannabis Licenses.
We can help and work with you side by side. Professionally handling drug cases in Orange County, using our knowledge and experience in this field is something we are experienced in.
What can your Orange County Drug Lawyer do for my case?
Our approach to drug crime defense is to carefully review all the evidence in the case, to look closely at all facts and all legal defenses that help our clients. We look at the reason you were searched, to see if a probable cause issue might lead to a motion to suppress evidence, and thus dismiss your case. We look carefully at all aspects of the search and drug testing and scrutinize testing or agencies, up to the strict requirements of the law.
What our past Criminal Defense clients have stated about us
“Robert is the true definition of an expert and professional. I came into this situation knowing that I needed the best and I was recommended to Robert Miller & Associates. I can GLADLY say not only would I HIGHLY recommend him, he is the ONLY attorney I would ever think about hiring. My entire case was dismissed.” – from a client’s Avvo review
As one client stated about their experience:
“During two meetings with Robert and several telephone conversations we were able to craft a defense strategy. In several court appearances Robert was able to convince the district attorney of our defense. Ultimately the case was dismissed. Robert gets a five star rating from me. He is professional and easy to reach either by phone or email or even text message. His fees are fair and very competitive.” (Maurice N., from a Yelp review).
What other attorneys say about our expertise
“I highly endorse Mr. Miller. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.” (Mark Clay, Esq., from one of over 60 attorney endorsements through Avvo.)
Our Results in Criminal Cases
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Meet Our Skilled Orange County Drug Lawyer
- The author of three books on DUI, including two for other DUI attorneys in the profession, published by Aspatore Press.
- Two time graduate of the DUI Trial Skills College at Harvard Law School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- 10.0 rating, and ranked as a “Client’s Choice Attorney” category on Avvo
- Awarded the Yelp Orange County top lawyer rating “Clients Love Us” award;
- Certified in Field Sobriety Testing;
- Graduate of additional scientific coursework on scientific testing on breath testing, and blood testing;
- Member of the National College of DUI Defense;
- Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association;
- Member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, among many other certifications and professional organizations.
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Attorney Fees, Pricing, and Payments
The price of hiring a professional to help you fight your drug case in court varies greatly between Orange County criminal defense lawyers in the area. A flat fee is normal in this area of law. Some lawyers will charge as little as $500.00 to plead a client guilty in one court date. On the other hand, there are lawyers who value their professional services extremely highly, and you can pay $10,000.00 or more for representation.
Don’t hire attorneys on the low end of the price range. If you’re interested in pleading guilty at the first court date, you don’t need a lawyer to help with that. Most low fee lawyers are either very inexperienced, or have a high volume law practice, and are not motivated, or able, to work hard to get the best possible result for his or her clients. On the other hand, at the high end of the price range, an expensive Orange County Drug lawyer might include a jury trial, or experts, that may not be needed in your case.
Because of our ability to use technology to keep overhead costs low, our Orange County Drug Lawyers are able to offer quality representation at an affordable price. Our pricing is below the average price of other law firms in this field of law. With our years of experience and our track record of success, we pride ourselves on doing the very best we can to help our clients in every way possible. Not only do we spend substantial time in education and special training to become true experts in Orange County criminal defense, but we also do our best to have competitive pricing.
We have discounts for students, for present and past military service, and we accept all forms of payment and offer affordable payment plans with nominal down payments.