Redmond O’Neal, son of actors Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett, faces a string of charges following a Venice robbery. Police say that O’Neal robbed a convenience store clerk at knifepoint last week. Police found O’Neal near the store following the incident. In addition to robbery and assault, he faces charges of drug possession. Police say O’Neal had both drugs and drug paraphernalia on him at the time of his arrest.
O’Neal faces felony charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He also faces misdemeanor counts possession of a smoking device, possession of an injection/ingestion device and possessing heroin and methamphetamine. In addition, O’Neal faces a special allegation of using a knife during the robbery.
O’Neal has a history of drug offenses. In 2015, a judge sentenced him to three years in prison for probation violations. That sentence stemmed from a 2011 drugs and weapons arrest following a traffic stop. He also had earlier probation sentences for drug offenses in 2009. Those sentences included the successful completion of inpatient drug rehabilitation programs. If convicted on the current charges, O’Neal could spend as much as 10 years in prison.
Venice Drug Possession attorney
When you face drug charges, hire an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of criminal courtroom defense experience. He has represented thousands of Californians and will fight aggressively for you.
The State of California has changed its position on many drug offenses. Proposition 47 reduced some drug possession felonies to misdemeanors. People who are already incarcerated on qualifying drug possession felonies can seek resentencing. In addition, people who have already completed felony sentences for eligible offenses can seek to have their felony convictions reduced.
That’s good news for some, but Proposition 47 doesn’t affect all felony drug possession charges. In fact, the law specifically excludes some convictions from Proposition 47 relief. That’s why you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the law, and work toward the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County drug possession case.