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Santa Ana Drug Crimes Attorney

Knowledgeable Defense from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian

If you have been accused of committing a drug offense, it is critical that you seek vigilant, proactive legal representation as soon as possible. In the last few years, California has revised the way it handles many minor drug offenses—but many of these drug charges can still result in significant ramifications for the accused.

At the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, Attorney Arsenian is well-versed in the challenges defendants face as they confront drug allegations in California. As a former prosecutor, he knows how sensitive these charges can be to diligent scrutiny and how to protect the rights and interests of his clients as they navigate these accusations.

It can be possible to fight for a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Call our proven Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer at  714-400-2000 today.

Understanding Drug Charges in California

California’s drug laws are complex and difficult for the average citizen to understand. This makes many individual factors in each case critical to determining how serious the charges against the defendant are and what possible penalties they might be facing.

Some of the major elements factored into a drug charge include:

  • The type of substance involved (and its corresponding schedule)
  • The quantity of the substance involved
  • The alleged criminal activity (possession, distribution, etc.)
  • The criminal history of the accused
  • Any aggravating factors
  • Any gang-related elements

Contact our offices today to learn more about the specifics of your drug charge and what we can do to protect you from maximum penalties. Free consultations are available.

California’s Drug Diversion Programs

The state of California understands that not every drug offense calls for extensive criminal penalties for the defendant. That is why it offers diversion programs for specific drug defendants. PC 1000 and PC 35 are both programs that allow defendants to plead guilty and, instead of being sentenced to jail and fines, complete alternate sentence requirements to fulfill their debt to society. This can include probation, substance abuse counseling, and other low-impact penalties.

These programs are only available to some drug crime defendants and have specific requirements. At the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, we believe that these programs have many benefits for the accused and, when we can, we emphatically argue for our clients’ eligibility. We can help you assess the details of your case and determine whether or not your enrollment in one of these programs is a viable option following your arrest.

You do not have to confront your drug charges without an accomplished legal advocate by your side. Contact our Santa Ana drug crimes lawyers today to request a free consultation.