Fighting for Your Rights & Best Interests
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 the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation, our Irvine drug crime 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 a 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 our Irvine drug crime attorneys at (949) 558-0042. We provide completely confidential consultations even if you decide not to hire us.
Physicians Accused of Drug Crimes
The DEA, California Medical Board, and prosecutors are filing more cases against doctors than ever before. Physicians are under strict guidelines when and how to prescribe controlled substances and many are unfamiliar with the new regulations.
It is extremely easy for a California physician to find themselves in the crosshairs of prosecutors for failing to follow prescription laws.Physicians, because of the ability to prescribe narcotics are also susceptible to becoming addicted to pain medications.
The California Medical Board no longer has a diversion program so those physicians who fall into this gap are now being charged with criminal conduct. If you are a physician, you must speak to one of our skilled attorneys because failing to do so could result in the loss of your medical license.
Defending Those Accused of Drug Crimes
We represent clients charged with the following kinds of drug crimes:
- Drug possession
- Prescription drug charges
- Marijuana charges
- Heroin charges
- Cocaine charges
- Methamphetamine charges
- Ecstasy charges
- Nitrous Oxide charges
- Drug sale or distribution
- Transportation (trafficking)
- Manufacturing drugs
- Illegally obtained prescription drugs including Vicodin, Xanax, Oxycontin, Darvocet, Codeine, Ritalin, Soma, Valium, Ambien, Fioricet
Asset & Property Seizure & 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 the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation, 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 prosecutors, we 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.
We have successfully represented clients facing:
As your Irvine drug crime defense attorneys, we take advantage of every opportunity to help our clients avoid a worst case scenario.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact our office at (949) 558-0042 today.