Orlando Brown, a child actor who appeared as a regular character in a Disney Channel Show, “That’s So Raven” pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession, misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest charges last week in Los Angeles. Brown, who is now 28, was given credit for time served, three years of probation and ordered to complete an 18-month rehabilitation program. If he successfully completes the program, the case against him will be dismissed.
Brown was arrested in January after an altercation in Torrance involving his girlfriend. At the time of his arrest, police discovered methamphetamine in Brown’s possession. He was released on bond on February
An experienced drug possession attorney
California law provides a wide range of options when dealing with drug possession charges. Drug possession can be charged as felony or misdemeanor. How you are charged depends upon the facts of your case. So many things can happen to you while you’re in custody. The Courts allow the police to lie to you while you’re being questioned as a technique to get more information out of you.
By itself, drug possession is a minor matter, but it can quickly get serious depending upon a host of factors – your prior arrest history, the quantity of drugs in your possession, the presence of a weapon, the presence of drug paraphernalia, and other evidence of drug dealing.
Drug laws and drug arrests are complicated. By yourself, you don’t stand a chance against the police –who are free to lie to you – and the prosecutors, who are simply looking for a conviction. You need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively and takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years, and it’s fair to say that he’s seen just about everything in court. Do not attempt to defend yourself in court and don’t rely on an inexperienced drug possession attorney to argue on your behalf.
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.
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