Addiction / Substance Abuse

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles

Drug and alcohol addiction can have a devastating effect on an individual’s life and career. Likewise, a individual under the influence of drugs or alcohol may find themselves caught up in the criminal justice system as a result of poor decisions made. Addiction can create multiple problems for both the addict, the addicts family and their loved ones. Often, the person struggling with addiction is unable to take the steps necessary to seek the appropriate help. Over the years, Michael has worked closely with Judges and Rehabilitation facilities in crafting creative sentences that utilize rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration. Many courts have realized that a state prison sentence is not always the answer and that successful rehabilitation can often serve the best interests of all parties involved.

Addiction, Rehab, and Criminal Defense

Drug and alcohol addiction can affect a person’s sense of judgment in many ways. Unfortunately, this can lead to such criminal behavior as drug possession, drug cultivation, selling drugs, DUItheft and other serious crimes. When a person with addiction problems is faced with criminal charges, there are a number of options that can be taken to address the real problem: making sure the defendant gets treatment for his or her addiction or alcoholism. Judges like to see people take responsible steps towards correcting their behavior. If you have been convicted or charged with a crime, we may be able to help you obtain an alternative sentence. Instead of serving time in jail for your crime, the judge or prosecution may agree to let you attend rehab. In the judge’s and prosecution’s eyes, it’s better to get you the treatment you need to combat your addiction now, so you’re less likely to commit the same offense in the future.

Contact a Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley Criminal Lawyer

At the Goldstein Law Offices, our attorneys have have helped a large number of clients with drug and/or alcohol addiction problems obtain professional help. Utilizing a network of treatment facilities, intervention specialists, and therapists, we have created a niche in this area of law. Many of our clients include professional athletes, physicians, business professionals, and entertainment executives who’ve placed their trust and confidence in our ability to secure reputable, professional, and confidential help during this difficult time in their lives. This has also proven to be helpful for family members who may be unable or unwilling to take on this task on their own.

If you or a loved one needs help finding drug or alcohol treatment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We promise to do whatever we can to help you move towards a life that is free of dependency and addiction. We are available to you anytime and are prepared to respond to any urgent situation. We understand the relationship between addiction and poor judgment and are sensitive to those who may need help.

Important Rehab Resources

The Arroyos Psychological Associates
www.thearroyos.org/

Promises Treatment Centers
www.promises.com

Tarzana Treatment Centers
www.tarzanatc.org

Cri-Help Treatment Center
www.cri-help.org

Sober College
www.sobercollege.com

Pasadena Recovery Center
www.pasadenarecoverycenter.com

Ridgeview Ranch Rehabilitation
www.ridgeviewranchca.org