We Fight the “War on Drugs” Our Way
The 1980s were the heart of the “Just Say No” campaign. It didn’t work because drug addiction and the drug trade are social problems that require an innovative and more compassionate approach than a “War on Drugs.”
Our jails and prisons are overpopulated with individuals who have been convicted of drug crimes, and many of those who are incarcerated would be valuable members of society if given the chance.
The Kavinoky Law Firm wants to help give you that opportunity. California has some of the harshest drug laws and penalties in the country. You could be subject to hefty fines, seizure of assets and registration as a narcotics offender. You may also have to serve a jail or prison sentence.
We fight against those who feel that the “War on Drugs” means a jail sentence. Not everyone who uses drugs is a criminal, but that’s how the law sees it. Contact us immediately if you have been arrested on drug charges such as possession, trafficking, or any other charge for an illegal or a controlled substance, whether it is marijuana, cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, OxyContin or heroin or some other drug.
If you didn’t say “No”
We cannot overestimate the need for a compassionate, knowledgeable and astute criminal defense lawyer when you have been arrested for a drug crime. The team at the Kavinoky Law Firm know the ins and outs of the California court system and the approach taken against defendants accused of drug crimes.
We will review the evidence of your case and come up with a strategic approach to fight your charges. It is not uncommon for police to ignore the rules of search and seizure in California or “set up” suspects, which is a violation of the state’s entrapment laws. If you believe you were arrested without evidence that the drugs belonged to you, or that the arresting officers relied on bogus police informants, a qualified criminal defense attorney may be able to help you win your case.
Our team is committed to achieving more positive action within the criminal justice system. We have had a lot of success negotiating plea bargains such as a form of alternative sentencing instead of jail or prison time through programs such as deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) or Proposition 36.
Darren Kavinoky is also a Certified Intervention Specialist. If you’re facing criminal charges because of your drug use, we can also assist you with treatment for your substance abuse problem.
The lawyers at The Kavinoky Law Firm are proponents of alternative sentencing. If you have been charged with a first-time drug offense such as possession of small amounts for personal use or other addiction related crimes, you may be eligible for drug treatment in lieu of jail time and or a fine. If you complete the program successfully, the charges can be dismissed.