Modesto Drug Offense Lawyers

At the Modesto law office of Arata Swingle & Van Egmond, we represent good people who have been wrongfully accused of a crime or who have made a mistake in judgment and need a second chance. Whether you are facing charges of simple possession or felony possession of a prescription drug, you can rely on our ability to get you through this difficult time.

Exercise your rights to qualified defense now.
Call (209) 522-2211 or e-mail us.

Our goal in all criminal matters and drug offense matters is to aggressively fight against serious negative consequences such as jail, fines, loss of your job and other substantial penalties. We have skilled Modesto drug offense lawyers with a former prosecutor on our team and a depth of experience stretching back to 1977. We know how to build strong defense strategies.

Drug Cases

Recent clients include:

  • Young people, including juveniles accused of possession of a small amount of marijuana
  • People unlawfully possessing a prescription drug such as Xanax
  • People dealing with chronic pain issues who obtained pain medication unlawfully
  • Doctors who prescribed painkillers unlawfully
  • People who have more than the legal amount of medical marijuana in their possession accused of manufacturing, distribution and transportation

Help When You Need It Most

Our clients do not belong in jail. They need help. We seek to get them the help that they need.

We review all aspects of your arrest, looking for mistakes:

  • Was the search and seizure improperly executed?
  • Was there a problem with the search warrant?
  • Are there extenuating circumstances that led to your arrest?
  • Was there probable cause for the police to stop your car?
  • What did the police leave out of the record that can give a fuller picture of the situation?
  • Were you actually tested for the substances that the police said were in your possession?

Skilled in Prop. 36 Matters

Many clients obtain substance abuse treatment rather than receiving a jail sentence. We are knowledgeable in Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act. Prop. 36 allows for first- or second-time offenders of simple possession to obtain treatment and get a second chance.

To discuss your possession, trafficking or other drug offense concern with our experienced Modesto drug offense lawyers, at (209) 522-2211.