Actor Orlando Brown, of “Straight Outta Compton,” Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven,” and “Major Payne,” was arrested and charged with methamphetamine possession for sale, bringing the drug into a jail, battery and resisting arrest. Brown was already wanted on an outstanding grand theft warrant at the time of his arrest.
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Brown and his girlfriend were arguing in a car outside of a police station in Torrance. According to officers, a witness saw Brown attack his girlfriend while they argued. Officers attempted to talk to Brown, but he refused to exit his vehicle. After removing Brown from the vehicle and arresting him on the outstanding warrant, officers searched him and discovered a large quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Based on the amount of methamphetamine in Brown’s possession, officers determined that Brown intended to sell.
California prosecutors can charge drug possession cases in a number of ways. Voters recently downgraded certain drug possession penalties in 2014, so the consequences of a conviction can now range from citations and probation to prison, depending upon the circumstances of your case. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in court with you. Depending upon the circumstances of the arrest, the court may have the option to assign offenders to drug diversion programs, which if completed successfully, can allow the court to dismiss the case.
Robert Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively takes cases in Los Angeles County and in courtrooms throughout Southern California. He has an impressive record of successful criminal defense, and is known among his peers and colleagues as an aggressive, tenacious and dedicated defense attorney.
If you’re facing a methamphetamine possession charge, don’t try to defend yourself in court and don’t rely on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. 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 methamphetamine possession case.
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