The National Award-Winning Orange County (Fullerton) Drug Offense Defense Attorney, Steven K. Bloom, has specialized in all cases involving drugs (for example, Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroine, Methamphetamine, and many others). He has handled hundreds of drug related offenses (such as possession of a contolled substance, sales, manufacturing and transportation) in Orange County Courts with unmatched results.
Drug Cases customarily fall into three categories:
- Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance;
- Drug Possession for Personal Use; or
- Possession of Drugs for Sale, Transportation or Manufacturing
The first category normally falls under Health and Safety Code 11550 and is a misdemeanor that carries up to 6 months in the county jail and probation. Unfortunately, HS 11550, “Under the Influence”, also carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in the county jail. Anyone charged with “Under the Influence” needs an experienced Orange County Drug Offense Attorney like Steven K. Bloom, who has been able to avoid the mandatory jail time on hundreds of “Under the Influence” drug offenses.
“Possession for Personal Use” cases normally vary in seriousness based upon the amount of drugs found and the type of drugs found. Obviously, the higher the quantity of drugs found the more serious the case. Also, some drugs such as cocaine and heroin usually signal a more serious case than marijuana. Orange County is much more strict on Drug Possession charges than most counties and almost always files them as felonies. Needless to say, felony drug offense charges should be handled by only experienced attorneys.
Cases that involve large quantities of drugs and are alleging that the drugs were for sale are usually felonies that can expose you to State Prison Sentence.
Factors that Judges and Prosecutors use to determine whether the drugs found were for personal use or for sale are:
- Quantity of drugs
- Packaging of drugs; many similar sized packages or one package
- Empty packaging materials
- Scales or measuring devices
- large amount of cash/small denominations
- presence/absence of personal use paraphernalia
- pay/owe sheets
- cell phones/text messages that set up meetings
If you are looking to hire a premier Drug Sales Attorney for your Drug Offense, you should look for a few things.
First, look for an attorney that has the experience to identify weaknesses in the police reports and legal flaws in search warrants. The police must be held to a reasonable standard under the United States Constitution. On some occasions the police can be showed to have made fatal flaws under the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution can that can result in the dismissal of charges or the gaining of power in our negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office. Orange County Drug Offense Attorney Steven K. Bloom has handled numerous drug sales offenses and is able to analyze the police’s actions and search warrants.
Secondly, you need an attorney that knows numerous classes and drug rehabilitation programs available in lieu of jail or prison time. Attorney Steven k. Bloom has extensive knowledge with every possible drug program and class available in Orange County and will present those options to the judge when they are considering appropriate sentencing on drug offenses.
Lastly, you need to look for an attorney that has a very close relationship with the District Attorney and Judge that will be making the decision on your drug offense case. Today, knowing your court and the prosecutors is as important as knowing the law in your case. You need to choose an attorney that has practiced in front of those people that will make serious decisions on your case. Familiarity with the court and the people will undoubtedly put you in a much more favorable situation. Attorney Steven K. Bloom separates himself from other attorneys by his close relationships with all the important decision makers in Orange County. All you have to do is walk down the hall with Attorney Bloom, and see the dozens of people shake his hand and pat him on the back, to know that you have selected the right lawyer to handle your drug case.
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Call Now to speak to Orange County’s Premier Drug Offense Defense Attorney, Steven K. Bloom, Esquire at (888) SKB-ESQ1 or (714) 680-0311 or use the contact form provided.