If you were arrested for a Health & Safety Code section offense, you need some answers-now. Going back to jail and having to register as a drug offender (H&S sec. 11590) are not options for you. As much as we would like, we just can't turn back the clock and change things. But there may be a legal way to prevent a drug arrest from becoming a drug conviction. I've done this for many people here in Southern California for the past 30 years. I've represented people charged with every drug offense. Call me and we'll discuss, in confidence and at no charge, the facts of your case and possible defenses such as illegal detention, arrest and search.
A few examples:
Search warrants may also be challenged. In Dixon M., Case No. SA034363, a search warrant turned up a quantity of methamphetamine in a client's residence resulting in a felony charge. My work challenging the warrant resulted in a reduction to a misdemeanor and my client avoided having to register as a narcotics offender.
I have also been able to persuade prosecutors to change possession for sale charges to simple possession. Such changes can lead to dismissal.
Frank G., Case No. SA038325;
Allan M., Case No. BA211655,
Greg B., Case No. SA049424,
Mark W., Case No. SA051933;
Dina H., Case No. LA048848.
I fight hard and often find solutions by paying attention to what my clients have to say.
Drug convictions have serious consequences such as jail/state prison, fines, programs, deportation for non-citizens, narcotics registration, future DEJ ineligibility, employment problems and others.
Call me and we'll discuss the case facts and you personally. It's important for the prosecutor and judge to know you as a person, not as just another case number. You may also wish to write out all the facts you can recall about the case since memories fade and overlooked details can be extremely helpful.
Call me so we can put together a winning strategy.
MICHAEL L. SHULTZ
(800) 8700-LAW (529)