Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
Serving Orange County, CA since 1978
Drug and alcohol crimes in the state of California can have serious consequences, like a suspended license and jail time. Choose criminal defense attorney Andrew Lloyd, who is a specialized criminal defense lawyer in Orange County California, to represent you when facing criminal charges.
California takes drug crimes seriously. Even possessing small amounts of illegal drugs may result in serious penalties. Penalties increase dramatically if you are charged with intent to distribute, manufacturing, or trafficking.
Since 1978, Orange County drug possession attorney and criminal defense lawyer Andrew Lloyd have been skillfully representing defendants charged with misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Mr. Lloyd is knowledgeable of how prosecutors prepare their cases, and how aggressive they will be. When you are up against a drug sales or drug trafficking charge, you cannot afford anything but competent, experienced representation.
California DUI laws call for serious penalties. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated, or impaired driving, you can't afford to trust your future to just any lawyer.
Many clients who are chemically addicted to alcohol or drugs, suffer from mental health problems. Some clients are considered "dual-diagnosis," where chemical dependency is coexistent with a mental health medical condition. These clients may face prosecution for conduct that is not usual for them and can be contributed to their chemical dependency or mental health. Orange County defense attorney Andrew Lloyd works with clients with these issues and helps them access appropriate treatment needed.
Finding the proper treatment to address these issues is essential to a positive outcome in many criminal cases and will greatly improve the success rate of navigating probation. Judges and prosecutors typically will support defendants obtaining treatment. They understand how mental health and addiction can cause uncharacteristic behaviors an how effective treatment can substantially reduce the risk of further encounters with the criminal justice system. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug or alcohol offense, getting into a treatment program could considerably reduce the length of a sentence, or perhaps help avoid jail or prison entirely.
Alcohol and drug use have been determined to be major contributors to crime in the U.S. and it is not limited to alcohol and drug-related offenses. Many other crimes have been committed under the influence of drugs and alcohols or have been motivated by the insatiable desire to obtain or distribute the drug. The California prison system is not set up to help these individuals. It is the intent of the prison system to satisfy the public with punishment and retribution. The most valuable way to help people get the treatment they need is to avoid incarceration if at all possible. Attorney Andrew Lloyd will work with a network of leadings professionals, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical doctors to provide you or a family member with the help you need.
When drugs, alcohol, or mental health issues are interfering with one's personal or professional life to the point where legal authorities have become involved, criminal defense attorney Andrew Lloyd may be the most important phone call you’ll ever make. Call today for a free consultation.