The Law Offices of Robert J. HaleFormer Deputy District Attorney - Certified Specialist in Criminal Law - 93% Success Rate*
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Drug Offenses

Drug offenses are among the most widely prosecuted crimes in the state of California. At one time, cases involving “di minimus” amounts were not filed, but in the current climate, no amount is too small. Arrest on a drug charge may subject your property to forfeiture. A conviction on simple drug possession may require you to register with the police as a narcotics offender, adversely affect your driver’s license, and subject you to jail or prison.

The Law Offices of Robert J. Hale
Aggressively Defends Clients Against Drug Charges

You need a skilled attorney experienced in drug crimes to properly evaluate the facts of your case, advise you of the best options according to your specific situation, and fight for you against the powers of the state and law enforcement. With the proper representation, you may be able to avoid jail time and even have the charges against you dismissed.

The Law Offices of Robert J. Hale successfully defends clients against all types of drug charges in the state of California, including Drug and Narcotics Possession; Possession with the Intent to Sell; Manufacture, Transportation or Sales of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids or other Controlled Substance; Cultivation of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Possession of Materials with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance such as crystal methamphetamine.

Robert J. Hale has extensive experience in criminal cases involving:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy
  • GHB
  • PCP
  • LSD
  • Marijuana

Southern California  Criminal Law Specialist 
 Fights For You Against Drug Charges

Robert J. Hale has both prosecuted and defended thousands of adults and juveniles charged with drug offenses. He knows the system from both sides and will explore ways to get you the best possible result. You may have many defenses of which you are unaware, including an unlawful police search or seizure. If the arrest or search was illegal, evidence obtained as a result of the illegal police conduct cannot be used against you at trial and the case will likely be dismissed.

Robert J. Hale can aggressively defend you against all drug offenses including:

  • Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Possession With Intent to Sell or Distribute
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Cultivation and Sale of Marijuana
  • Manufacture, Transportation and Sale of Controlled Substances
  • Conspiracy to Manufacture or Sell a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Materials with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance (e.g., possession of beakers and other items or chemicals such as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine used in the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine)

LA Criminal Defense Attorney Explores Alternatives To Jail Time

The consequences of a conviction for drug offenses range from probation to lengthy prison sentences, depending on the facts of the case and any prior criminal record. Charges involving the Manufacture, Transport, and Sale or Distribution of Controlled Substances are felonies in California and can carry severe penalties, including jail-time or prison even for first-time offenders. An arrest on drug charges may be accompanied by charges of Child Endangerment and have serious consequences for child custody and immigration status.

Robert J. Hale will carefully evaluate your case for defenses and assess your eligibility for Proposition 36 treatment instead of incarceration, or Deferred Entry of Judgment, allowing you to complete drug education courses and have the case dismissed—avoiding a conviction entirely.

He will also explore other alternatives to jail time, including:

  • Electronic monitoring
  • Work release or work furlough
  • Private/paid jail
  • Alcohol or drug rehabilitation
  • Sober Living/counseling

Call the Law Offices of Robert J. Hale today for a Free Consultation!

Despite its widespread use, conviction for drug crimes in California may have serious and life-changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested or is being investigated for a drug crime, you need advice from an experienced California criminal defense attorney. Los Angeles attorney Robert J. Hale is a skilled Drug Lawyer and a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law [Link to Specialist page] with a 93% Success Rate in felony criminal jury trials.

As a Criminal Law Specialist and Drug Lawyer, Robert J. Hale has the experience that counts—in court! Call Robert J. Hale at 213-736-6250 to discuss your case and get the best defense against charges of drug crimes.


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Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 736-6250
Fax: (213) 632-2427
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