Regardless of whether illegal drugs, illegally obtained prescription drugs or narcotics are found in your possession, how police conduct themselves and what led to their discovery is essential for what happens at trial. At Pilchman & Kay, PLC, our drug possession lawyers review police reports, eyewitness statements, and search warrants to determine if your Constitutional rights were violated during an arrest or narcotics investigation. Especially in cases involving car searches and "knock and talk" tactics used by police, we question whether probable cause existed to search our client's property. Working with our own private investigators, we also look at the history of narcotics detectives, especially their relationship to informants, and whether there is reason to doubt the reliability of their testimony and actions in the field.
Don't assume you can't fight the charges against you -- contact Irvine drug possession attorneys at Pilchman & Kay, PLC. We provide completely confidential consultations protected by the "attorney-client" privilege -- even if you decide not to hire us.
Defending Those Accused of Drug Crimes
The Irvine law office of Pilchman & Kay represents clients charged with the following kinds of drug crimes:
- Drug possession
- Nitrious Oxide
- Drug sale or distribution
- Transportation (trafficking)
- Manufacturing drugs
- Illegally obtained prescription drugs
- Vicodin, Xanax, Oxycontin, Darvocet, Codeine, Ritalin, Soma, Valium, Ambien, Fioricet
Asset and Property Seizure and Drug Possession Charges
Under the terms of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), government authorities can seize any assets or property they believe the accused acquired as the result of illegal drug activity -- even before you are convicted and even if you are acquitted of the charges against you. This can make it very difficult to pay bills, prepare your defense, and take care of daily responsibilities. At Pilchman & Kay, PLC, we immediately challenge any property or asset seizures involving our clients. We file papers for a hearing to challenge seizures, working with forensic accountants and other experts necessary to refute the government's allegations regarding your financial situation.
When Negotiating with Prosecutors is in Your Best Interest
As former DA’s, our attorneys understand how to negotiate a plea bargain in exchange for a reduction in the charges or sentence against you. While we can't guarantee that a plea bargain will keep you out of jail, it may reduce your prison sentence and the fines you face as well. Depending on your criminal record and the circumstances of your case, probation for an extended period of time in exchange for community service and drug abuse counseling may also be an option.
As your drug possession defense attorneys, we take advantage of every opportunity to help our clients avoid a worse case scenario. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact the Orange County law office of Pilchman & Kay, PLC today.