When you have been arrested for a drug crime, it can seem as if there is no way out. Perhaps the police found drugs in your car. Now you’re in handcuffs and you have been persuaded to confess. You know that California’s drug laws carry severe punishments, and you are appropriately fearful of going to jail. However, even in situations as dire as this, there are defenses available to you. You may be able challenge the legality of the stop. You can seek to have the confession thrown out. You can beat your charges. I work tirelessly to keep clients out of prison.
I am dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation for people charged with drug-related offenses in California. I have defended clients accused of all types of state and federal drug crimes, including:
Possession with intent to sell
Driving under the influence of drugs
Prescription drug fraud
Manufacturing of illegal substances
Conspiracy to sell drugs
Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Your constitutional rights are my top priority, and I am committed to analyzing every aspect of your case to find defenses against the accusations. I am not afraid to ask the tough questions that will get results for you:
Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over or search you?
Did a police officer coerce you into making a confession?
Was an informant involved in your arrest?
The answers to these questions can make all the difference in the outcome of your case, and decide whether you will be spending your nights in a prison cell or with your family at home. By challenging the prosecution at every turn, I provide the best defense for your money. By treating my clients with the utmost respect, I ensure that you are heard and that your rights are not disregarded.
Every good drug defense begins with a good client, and a good client is one who is well-informed. Here are three pieces of important and useful information to remember when you are dealing with the police:
Do not say anything. If they ask you questions, ask for a lawyer immediately.
Do not consent to a search. Unless police officers have a warrant or probable cause, they have no authority to search you, your home, your car or your personal belongings. They can, however, ask for your consent to search. Just say no.
Remain calm. It is always best to stay calm and be polite when dealing with the police. Getting a police officer angry at you never produces positive results.
I fight hard to obtain a positive resolution to your case.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, your future is on the line. Let Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law zealously represent your interests in court and help you take back your life. Call me today at 714-790-9548 or contact me online to set up a consultation at my Santa Ana, CA, California office.
If you're charged with a drug crime in Santa Ana, California, you have a lot at stake. A drug conviction can stay on your record forever and make it difficult for you to find a job or housing. Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law will work hard to help you avoid altering the course of your life.
Attorney Lengyel-Leahu is a practiced and aggressive defense lawyer who has helped countless clients get their lives back on track after drug charges. Call now to schedule a consultation at the office of Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law in Santa Ana, CA.
A drug conviction can stay on your record forever and make it difficult for you to find a job or housing. Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law will work hard to help you avoid altering the course of your life.Attorney Lengyel-Leahu is a practiced and aggressive defense lawyer who has helped countless clients get their lives back on track after drug charges. Call 714-790-9548 right now to schedule a consultation at the office of Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law in Santa Ana, CA.
In California, and in most states, the consequences for drug crimes vary depending on the type of crime committed and the schedule of drug involved. The five drug schedules are outlined as follows:
Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous and heavily protected. These include heroin, certain opiates and marijuana. Although marijuana has been legalized for some recreational use, it is still illegal to possess large quantiles of the drug.
Schedule II drugs include cocaine, methamphetamine and morphine.
Schedule III drugs include benzphetamine, clortermine and certain depressants.
Schedule IV drugs include barbital, chloral hydrate and methohexital.
Schedule V drugs include prescription drugs like cough suppressants.
If you are caught with an illegal quantity of drugs of any schedule, you will need a defense attorney on your side ASAP. Reach out to attorney Lengyel-Leahu as soon as possible to start building your defense.