Orange County Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Drug crimes, particularly those involving prescription drugs, are ever on the rise. California law enforcement is currently fighting to reduce crime involving narcotics and controlled substances and will therefore act quickly in seeking out and arresting those who are suspected of a drug crime. Additionally, government agencies such as the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and local agencies will work together to bring down international and interstate drug traffickers. Common crimes involving drugs include: possession, distribution, possession with intent to sell, sale, import, export, trafficking, cultivationmanufacturing and prescription drug crimes.

For more information about how we can help with your drug crime case, please visit our Drug Crime Defense Website.

A criminal defense attorney should have a broad understanding of legislation and case law regarding drug crimes in California. At Coffey & Coffey, we combine this knowledge with our experience and aggressive defense strategies in order to offer our clients superior criminal defense in Orange County and the surrounding areas. Our offices are located in Newport Beach, and we serve the surrounding cities of Fullerton, Westminster, Laguna Niguel and Santa Ana. We are experienced in dealing with minor offenses, such as marijuana possession, as well as serious drug crimes such as cocaine distribution or methamphetamine (meth) manufacturing.

Did the Officer Have a Search Warrant?

If your person or property (house, apartment, car, etc.) was searched and law enforcement did not have a warrant or did not have probable cause to conduct a search, your attorney may be able to file a motion to suppress the evidence they obtained. This could make all the difference in your case. You do NOT have to submit to a search by law enforcement unless they have a valid search warrant or if they have reason to strongly suspect that a crime has been committed or is being committed. Mere suspicion or a “hunch” is not enough to allow a search, and it is up to your lawyer to help prove that an illegal search led to the evidence that was used to charge you with a drug crime.

Never underestimate the affect a good defense lawyer can have on your case. At Coffey & Coffey, we are often able to uncover valid defenses simply because our experience in this area and our knowledge of California law is so thorough. We know what to look for and how to build a strong defense, in order to help you avoid maximum sentencing, secure an alternative sentence, have your charges lessened, secure a not guilty verdict or have your charges dropped entirely.

Contact an Orange County drug crimes attorney at Coffey & Coffey today!