“With Ms. Goldstein’s expertise she was able to overturn my DUI to reckless driving. I heartily recommend Ms. Karen Goldstein for anyone who needs someone in their corner... ”
“When I met Karen Goldstein I was in the worst legal position I have ever been in. I was emotionally devastated and my future and that of my family's was uncertain... ”
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Review of Karen L. GoldsteinAbsolute Confidenceby F.BIn moments of serious legal matters is important to have someone on your side that knows the law, someone that's going to make you feel sure and that cares about you. Having Karen Goldstein representing me in my legal situation gave me great peace, knowing she would handle my case with professionalism and confidence. I highly recommend Karen Goldstein.
Review of Karen L. GoldsteinKaren Made A Huge Difference In My Caseby J.D.Having gotten my third DUI last labor day weekend, I was quite sure that life as I knew it was about to change drastically. I was extremely worried about facing these charges and the consequences to follow. I was informed by a friend about Bill Handles website.. .”Handle on the Law”. This is where I found Karen Goldstein. In retrospect, I can truly say that I am very grateful to have had her represent me in court. My first consultation with Karen had set her apart from my experiences with my prior attorneys. She asked, what seemed to me, all of the right questions. She immediately took a genuine concern in my case and began to give me direction. She was efficient, determined and willing to go to work. She put together statements, depositions, and options for the district attorney regarding my case. Communicating with the DA, she made arrangements with him before we went to court on a very agreeable deal. We went to court and secured that deal as my sentence. No surprises, no problems, and no wasted time. Because of her efforts, I was able to keep my job and serve my jail time on weekends in a local city jail. I was also sentenced to wearing a “SCRAM” bracelet for ninety days in place of doing yet more time locked up. I am certain that Karen made the difference for me between losing a great deal of my life and livelihood…. and obtaining a livable, doable court sentence. I have completed the jail and scram time now and am participating in the DMV program at this time. It comes down to this: A very sincere thank you goes out to Karen Goldstein and her team. I would strongly recommend her to everyone in need of legal councel. She worked very hard on my case and still continues to follow up and monitor my conditions with updates and emails.
Review of Karen L. GoldsteinLuck Was On My Sideby JoeLuck was on my side the day I called Ms. Goldstein for representation in a serious criminal matter.
Having never been in legal trouble before, I was at a complete loss as to how I would even choose a lawyer. I began searching for criminal defense lawyers on the internet and one of the first names I happened upon was hers. Her website said she was "Principled and Compassionate" and after my first conversation with her I knew it was true.
Lets start with compassionate. The period between securing her representation and my actual appearances in court was one of the most trying times in my life. I was a nervous wreck. Anxiety was always present...but so was Karen. Although I knew she had many clients I felt like I was the only one. No call went unanswered. No email neglected. She was ALWAYS there for me to answer every question and concern no matter how trivial. She even took the time to consult with my parents rearding their concerns. While I expected great service I had not expected this and without it I dont know how I would have gotten through it.
Now to principled. Karen seems to truly believe in the principle that every defendant deserves the best representation possible. Based on the charges against me I was worried about whether I would get anyones "A" game. Karen alleviated those concerns and showed me that she only brings her "A" game. I never had a doubt she would do her best to get me the most favorable outcome possible.
And now to the results. From the beginning I was unwilling to go to trial so the goal was to ge the best deal possible. The one result I would not accept was to serve time in prison. And thanks to Karen I didn't serve a day. The prosecution was asking for 180 days and she worked with the court to secure a deal for probation. She fought for and got me the best outcome possible.
So if you are in a legal jam and are looking for oustanding representation from a compassionate, friendly, and responsive attorney, look no further.
Review of Karen L. GoldsteinKaren worked wonders for meby Patrick B.After being given a citation for a DUI, I had no idea what to do. I have never been a situation such as this and I was becoming extremely worried about what was going to happen to me in the future. I found Karen on Bill Handles website "Handle on the Law" and she took the bull by the horns. My first consultation with her she showed great knowledge in my situation and she were able to relieve my anxiety in that I knew I were in the best of hands. Karen attended my first court appearance for me so I did not have to loose a day of work. She compiled all the information and she was extremely well prepared for the second court appearance. At the second court date she met with the district attorney and she had been able to obtain a very good deal for me. She were able to have the DUI reduced to a Wet Reckless driving. Jail time was time served, I had to attend 6 AA meetings, 3 months of Driver Safety Awareness Program, no interlock device on the car, no community service and only 2 years probation. Karen was nothing short than awesome and I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable, professional, kind and compassionate she is. I cannot recommend her more for anyone that would be put in a situation such as this. As they say "She is the bomb". Thank you Karen, Patrick B.
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Drug Sales, Possession with Intent to sell, & Transportation
California law imposes steep penalties for those charged, and convicted, of drug sales, possession with intent to sell, and transportation crimes involving narcotics. These penalties are steep whether you have been accused of selling or transporting: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamines, oxycodone, ecstasy, or any other type of illegal narcotic drug. However, with the help of a knowledgeable and aggressive drug crimes attorney, there are many ways to fight a drug charge.
Los Angeles attorneys with extensive experience in both federal and California drug crimes cases may be able to help you avoid prosecution. If you have been arrested for drug sales anywhere in Los Angeles, call Defense Lawyer Karen L. Goldstein for a free consultation: 888-445-6313. She has experience in the most challenging cases and is prepared to rigorously defend you.
In your free consultation, you will have the opportunity to share the details of your case with an aggressive yet compassionate defense attorney. Ms. Goldstein will take the time to listen to your challenges and begin creating a defense strategy that is based on experience. As she has for countless other clients, she may able to have your charges reduced or even dropped.
Drug Sales & Possession with Intent to Sell
The potential punishment for drug sales and for possession with intent to sell is much more severe than that for simple possession. Because prosecutors often want to impose the maximum penalties on the accused, they regularly add the more serious charge of transportation or possession with intent to sell. This may even happen in cases related to medical marijuana. Some factors which may lead to drug sales charges include:
- police find large quantities of narcotics including prescription drugs (more than for average personal use)
- small individual baggies or other sealing devices are found with narcotics
- pay-owe sheets or ledgers with alleged client/price list are uncovered in an investigation
- the defendant’s criminal history includes prior convictions for sales, intent to sell, or transportation
- the accused possesses multiple cell phones or PDAs, often pre-paid
- the arrest occurred in an area allegedly known for drug dealing
- surveillance shows the accused leaving a “stash house”
Possible Penalties for Drug Dealing in California
Contact the right defense lawyer if you have been arrested for drug dealing. There is no need to face the following penalties without a rigorous defense from an attorney who knows what works. Some of the possible penalties in California include:
- up to 5 years in state prison or 1 year in county jail
- up to 9 years in state prison if alleged sales, or offer to give away, occurred from one county to another non-contiguous county
- mandatory registration as a narcotics offender
- loss of eligibility for alternative sentencing drug treatment programs such as DEJ or Prop 36
- felony on the criminal record
- formal probation or parole period
- random drug testing
- CALTRANS or other hard labor program
- court fines and fees
Transportation of Drugs Charges Require a Skilled Defense Lawyer
Transportation is perhaps the most overcharged drug offense in California. Essentially, if you have been arrested while in your car while possessing narcotics, you will likely face transportation of drugs charges. You may also face a transportation charge if you allegedly offered to give someone narcotics even if you did not receive compensation for the offer or did not succeed in giving away the narcotics. Again, adding a transportation charge means that you are facing more severe penalties that may include years in prison, hard labor, and devastating financial penalties. Minimize your risks and make the right call when selecting a criminal defense lawyer.
“Personal Use” Exception under California Law
Depending on the individual facts of your case, your attorney may be able to argue that the alleged transportation of narcotics was, in fact, for “personal use.” A finding by the Court, or the prosecutor, that the transportation of the narcotics was for personal use may make you eligible for a drug treatment and rehabilitation program instead of jail or prison time.
If you or a loved one is fighting drug sales, possession with intent to sell, or drug transportation charges, consult with a skilled and compassionate drug crimes attorney at the Law Offices of Karen L. Goldstein: 888-445-6313.