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Orange County (OC) Drug Crime Defense Attorney

Our criminal defense law firm has a history of successfully representing clients charged with various drug offenses under the Controlled Substance Act.  The Controlled Substance Act is a merge of laws that regulate the possession, manufacturing, and distribution of:

  • Narcotics
  • Stimulants
  • Depressants
  • Hallucinogens
  • Anabolic steroids, and
  • Chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances or illegal drugs. 

There are many different types of defenses that are needed for drug cases because they often involve search warrants, car searches, undercover informants, cops posing as drug dealers, etc.  With the services provided by our Santa Ana, CA and Orange County defense law firm, you can be at ease to know that your Constitutional rights will be protected, and any violations that may have occurred during a drug bust, will be found and used to your advantage.

The Way Drug Penalties Vary in California and Federal Courts

First time drug offenders will usually be entitled to a short term drug treatment program.  When the charge involves possession for sales, or transportation, prison time become the prosecutor's goal for sentencing.  Penalties for schedule 1 narcotic offenses are severe.  Depending on the amount of narcotic seized, a first offense convictions could result in up to a 20 year prison term, plus fines on top of that!  If you have been convicted of 2 previous offenses, you could even face a life term in prison.

Our Santa Ana, CA and Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney has experience with many cases where the Medical Marijuana laws have acquitted clients of charges, even if they had been growing over 300 plants. 

 If you, or someone you know are in a situation where you are facing charges for a drug offense, please contact the Santa Ana, CA and Orange County drug crime defense attorney at our law firm as soon as possible.  Representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney such as Mr. McDonald will help in the outcome of your case with the court system, and may even result in a reduced charge, or case dismissal.

All of your options will be assessed and discussed with you by our Orange County CA drug crime defense lawyer, Mr. McDonald.


The Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald serves clients in Santa Ana, Irvine and throughout Orange County, California.



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