There’s a Lot at Stake if You’re Convicted With a Drug Crime Learn How Our Hands-On Legal Team May Be Able To Help You

Orange County Drug Crime Lawyer

Manufacturing, Distribution, Possession & Prescription Crimes

Looking for a lawyer for a drug crime case in Orange County? Many state resources are channeled into fighting drug crimes. The majority of crime committed in California is connected to drug use, manufacturing, distribution, possession or the sale of drugs. By far, most people currently on probation or in jail or prison are there because of drugs. Law enforcement, both at the state and federal levels, in an attempt to change this has been waging war for a number of years against the flow of drugs into our communities.

If you have been caught in the net of law enforcement in a drug charge, it is vital that you talk with an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney and get the help you need with your defense.

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Check Out Our Previous Drug Cases

Here at the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we have a track record of success defending against a wide range of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

Here are a few cases that we won for past clients:

  • Case Dismissed (People v. Christopher B.) - Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
  • Case Dismissed (People v. Marie W.) - Illegal possession of a Hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Case Dismissed (People v. Rene P.) - Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
  • Case Dismissed – Possession of over 28.5 grams of marijuana

Read more about our past verdicts and settlements on our case results page!



Types of Drug Crimes in California

In California, drug crimes are not taken lightly. Depending on the drug and the amount of drug in question, you could be facing serious felony charges.

Here at the firm, we defend against a broad spectrum of drug charges including:

  • Possession: According to Health & Safety Code 11351, it is a felony crime to possess an illegal drug.
  • Sales and Distribution: According to the Health & Safety Code 11352, it is a felony crime to sell, transport, or import illegal drugs into California.
  • Manufacturing: According to Health & Safety Code 11379.6, it is a felony crime to process, manufacture or produce any illegal controlled substance. This means that the suspect has already began to make the drug, having all the needed supplies is not enough evidence to bring about a conviction.
  • Prescription Drugs: According to Health & Safety Code 11550, it is illegal to be under the influence of a controlled substance if you do not have a valid doctor prescription. This includes Xanax or valium.
  • Drug DUI: According to the California Vehicle Code 23152(a) it is against the law to drive under the influence of controlled substances while operating a motor vehicle. This means that you can face DUI charges if you drive while under the influence of marijuana, Vicodin, Ambien or Lunesta.

Protecting Your Rights Now & for the Future

Drug crimes may be charged as a state or a federal crime. Many people do not realize the potential consequences of being convicted. These include not only possible fines and a jail or prison sentence, but a criminal record which could affect you for the rest of your life and also possible forfeiture of property such as your home, bank accounts or other assets. Even if you are found innocent, once your property has been seized you may have to great difficulty in getting it returned to you.

Law enforcement and prosecutors are under pressure to show results, as is their duty. This means making arrests, getting convictions, and confiscating assets when it is deemed appropriate. When you are facing the might of the state's justice system you need a staunch defender with the knowledge and experience to even the odds for you. A drug crime defense lawyer at our firm has the skill and determination you want on your side.

Searching for a Drug Crimes attorney in Orange County?

The attorney you select to work with will have a significant impact on the final outcome of your case. We believe in our clients and work passionately to achieve a successful result in every case. Our experienced trial lawyer, Attorney Prizzia, is also fluent in Tagalog. We can provide personal attention to your case and your concerns. Your questions will be answered and your calls returned promptly.

A skilled criminal defense lawyer at our firm will work closely with you in building your defense. We serve clients in Orange County cities, including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and more. We also clients from San Diego and Ventura counties. We understand that facing criminal charges is scary; we are here to defend your future.

Contact the Law Office of Frances Prizzia for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Track Record of Success

Take a Look at Our Most Recent Victories
  • Case Won DMV hearing win on a 0.20 blood alcohol level in a DUI case
  • Case Dropped to Misdemeanor DUI With Injuries
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty in 20 minutes on 4 counts of forgery on 2 different victims, even with a client's own confession!
  • Dismissed Dismissed - People v. Eloy A.
  • Dissmissed Dismissed - People v. Erick S
  • Dismissed Probation Termination - People v. Gustavo C.
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict after only 30 minutes of jury deliberation in a vandalism case
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict in an assault and battery case even after eyewitness testimony!
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict on DUI with injuries, where client had a strike prior and was on felony probation!
  • Dismissed Dismissed - People v. Brian O.

Why Choose Us?

Top Reasons Why We Should Be Your First Call
  • Over a Decade of Experience

  • Successfully Handled Hundreds of Cases

  • Hands-On Approach to Each Case

  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

  • Fluent in Spanish and Tagalog

  • Payment Plans Available

  • Voted Client's Choice by Avvo

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Distiguised Counsel
  • national trial lawyers
  • American Institute of Criminal Law
  • Avvo Client Choice Award (2012-2016)
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • The  National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers