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:
Lori M., Case No. 2005040376 --felony possession for sale of three pounds of Humbolt cannabis dismissed based on my motion to dismiss on medical marijuana grounds;
Gilbert G., Case No. SA059117-felony cocaine possession dismissed based on illegal pat down search;
Thomas B., Case No. SA058743 --felony possession of cocaine dismissed based on invalid consent to enter home;
Scott H., Case No. 0MA1696---misdemeanor dismissed based on an illegal detention;
Kevan F., Case No. SA044973---felony possession case dismissed based on insufficient cause to arrest;
Damon K., Case No. SA013772---possession of cocaine for sale dismissed based on illegal search;
Brett S., Case No. 8MA02259- under the influence case dismissed and denial of speedy arraignment motion granted.
Other defenses and strategies include entrapment, unknowing possession, Miranda violations, unuseable quantity, due process violations and DEJ/Prop.36 eligibility.
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 attorney at law--- 1 (800) 8700-529