Visalia & Tulare County Criminal Defense Attorney | Casey D. Martin | 900 West Main Street, Visalia, CA 93291

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Facing Drug Charges? Drug Possession, Under The Influence

Drug crimes are some of the most widely prosecuted crimes – at the local, state, and federal level – and California has some of the most complex illegal drug and controlled substance laws in the country. Even if you have no previous record, getting convicted of a drug crime can lead to serious jail time and very steep fines. Securing an aggressive defense attorney like Casey D. Martin is the first step in getting the best outcome for your case. She has tons of experience working with DUI and drug offenses, and a proven track record of securing positive results for her clients.

Controlled substances include illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or methamphetamines and abuse of legal prescription drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Adderall, and Ritalin. Regardless of the drug you are accused of possessing, trafficking, or manufacturing, Casey D. Martin can help.

Many factors can contribute to whether a drug offense will be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, including the quantity and type of drugs involved, whether they were for personal use or sale, and whether the defendant has a previous criminal record.


Drug charges can often be challenged, unfortunately because many law enforcement officers sometimes do things like ignore the California rules of search and seizure, set up suspects, rely on bogus informants or information, mislead judges in order to get search warrants, exaggerate or outright lie in their reports, or arrest people without any evidence at all. Suppression of illegally obtained evidence can often lead to a complete dismissal of charges.


Casey D. Martin can aggressively defend individuals facing charges of drug possession, transportation, cultivating or manufacturing, sales, or being under the influence. She will begin with making every effort to get your charges dismissed. Only if this does not happen right away will she resort to negotiating with the prosecution. Many times, this can get results. She is also a strong advocate for alternative and reduced sentencing, including drug rehabilitation and treatment programs.

One of the best things a person facing drug charges can do is to seek substance abuse counseling immediately and of their own accord. Casey D. Martin can offer you a list of programs, including AA and NA groups, which can help get you enrolled and going to meetings long before your first court date. This is an important step in attempting to avoid jail time.

If you or someone you know is facing drug charges, call our office at 559-816-3315 immediately. The criminal justice system is stacked against you, but Casey D. Martin can help.

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  • Casey D. Martin, Kings County Attorney at Law provides legal advice and representation for people throughout Visalia, Porterville, Hanford, and Lemoore, CA. Casey D. Martin maintains a strong reputation as an aggressive attorney who will fight for you, specifically in the fields of criminal law, family law, and civil law and is also one of the only attorneys in the Central Valley with a thorough comprehension of the Indian Welfare and Child Act. If you or a loved one needs help with an ICWA related matter, or is seeking counsel from an experienced Visalia or Porterville Lawyer please call 559-816-3315 for a confidential consultation, our office is located in Historic Down Visalia. PLEASE NOTE: The information on this Tulare & Kings County Attorney at Law website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this website or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual legal case or situation. The information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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