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Put your case in the hands of a skilled drug crimes defense team with over 45 years of collective experience. We have helped thousands of people in Orange County, CA and the surrounding areas put their charges behind them and we can help you too. Contact our Orange County drug defense lawyer today at 844-524-4011!

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Orange County Drug Defense Attorney

Drug Defense Lawyers in OC Who Never Quit

In Orange County, "drug crime" refers to a wide range of conduct involving controlled substances. These activities include possession, sales, manufacturing, and trafficking, to name a few. Depending on the activity and the type and amount of drugs, offenses can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Either way, they carry heavy penalties, including incarceration and/or fines, and a prosecutor is likely to seek maximum penalties for anyone convicted. The consequences of an OC drug crime conviction do not end when the accused completes their sentence. They can last for a lifetime, as the conviction will remain on their criminal record unless they are granted an expungement.

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Even if you are innocent, you could be found guilty of your offense if you do not have a skilled Orange County drug defense lawyer by your side. Call 844-524-4011 today to obtain a free consultation. 

Why Choose Law Offices of Randy Collins?

  • Over 45 Years of Collective Experience
  • We Offer Representation in Spanish
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Highly Respected by Peers and Clients
  • Impressive Track Record of Results
  • Former Deputy District Attorney

What Is a Controlled Substance?

As we mentioned before, Orange County drug crimes involve some type of conduct with a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug regulated by the state and/or federal government. Regulations include placing restrictions on the manufacture, use, storage, and distribution of illicit drugs and prescription medications.

Government regulations concerning controlled substances are in place because some drugs can adversely affect users and others.

Controlled substance use can lead to such things as:

  • Addiction,
  • Abuse,
  • Altered state of mind,
  • Physical or psychological dependency.

As with many other states and the federal government, California classifies drugs into different categories or schedules. In California, there are five schedules of controlled substances, separated by the harmfulness of the drug.

  • Schedule I substances are considered the most serious and have no accepted medical use. Included in this category are drugs such as heroin.
  • Schedule II substances, while still considered serious, have an accepted medical use. An example of a drug in this classification is cocaine.
  • Schedule III substances are considered less severe than Schedule I and II. Gamma hydroxybutyric acid is included in this category.
  • Schedule IV substances are less serious than those in the schedules listed above. Barbital is an example of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
  • Schedule V substances are considered the least serious. This classification contains medications with certain amounts of narcotic drugs.
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    "Always Helped Me Understand"
    My son had gotten into some trouble, so thankfully we found Mr. Collins and his paralegal Chris. Every time I called the office, Chris or Mr. Collins guided me through every step and always helped me understand. The legal system is very complicated! But with their assistance and expertise, I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my son's case.
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    I called Randy's office essentially in a panic looking for help for my infant daughter and I in a very difficult case. He and his staff immediately consulted with me, and ultimately resolved my case in the most direct and quickest manner possible. I could not be more grateful or complimentary of how Randy handled my case, as well as the easy communication and genuine care for my well-being. I could not recommend Randy more.
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    Randy before I call him a professional honest lawyer, he is a human being person and sample of pure lawful person, he won’t do business through your case, he help you before even be your lawyer, with no contract!!! Wow I have never seen a lawyer as honest as him. He left me speechless about his prediction for my case, without charging me. He tells what you need to know with no charge. He was like an angel when I needed him. I couldn’t afford even his advice, but he gave me free information when nobody did . I won’t forget your help. Dear Randy I just was watching my pictures and saw your business card, I don’t remember who introduced you to me. But just wanted to say thank you. We need more lawyers like you.
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    "Case Dismissed"
    Case dismissed! I got my girlfriend an attorney to help clear up a warrant she had as well as an outstanding case. The warrant was three years old and she skipped out on court. Randy got case dismissed and warrant is now gone. Only took him one week to accomplish this! Thanks for your help Randy Collins!
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    "It Was a Welcome and Uplifting Experience"
    I called to inquire about a case I was facing, this was one of the many attorneys I was speaking with during a free consult about my next steps. The future was looking more and more alarming as the implications of what I was facing were becoming clear. Halfway through explaining my situation, he interrupted me and asked some basic information, put me on hold for one second and came back telling me he had called around and found out that my case was not proceeding. Four other attorneys I had spoken to did not do this, and in fact had used scare tactics and worst case scenarios to try and hard sell me into signing a retainer. (unfortunately, the evening before I HAD with another attorney signed a retainer but that's for another review) Although I did not need to retain the services of this office, I believe that single action speaks worlds about the integrity, helpfulness, intelligence and capabilities of this office. In a world that is so difficult for the uninitiated, such as the legal system, it seems people are taking advantage of you at every turn. It was a welcome and uplifting experience to see the opposite of that with this law office and I am so grateful I was able to find them and know I could call them if anything were to ever happen to me later in life and know I could trust this team.
    Chris A.
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    Randy Collins is knowledgeable and experienced. He knows the court system and can help you navigate through it. I believe he gives an honest assessment of the situation and will protect his clients. Highly recommended.
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    "Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value"
    Attorney Randy is such a great person, he responds really fast and honestly boosts your confidence and morale. I just felt 10x better after one phone call. I appreciate your time Attorney Collins.
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    "Thank You Randy Collins"
    I utilized Mr. Collins services to fight a drug case, which could have ended my career. Mr. Collins was not only very knowledgeable regarding my rights, but also handled my case with the most professionalism that I have yet to experience. His staff was also very friendly and efficient when having any doubts or concerns. At the end my drug case was dropped, I was able to continue my career.

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Attorney Randy Collins’ previous experience with the Narcotics Task Force is a priceless asset. Contact us today to see how we can help.

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