One area of concentration for Mr. Diamond is Drug Crimes. We want to do what is right for our clients.
Our criminal defense
team focuses on drug crimes
. Although we do multiple felonies and misdemeanors, we do have an area of concentration in drug crimes. That involves case of mere possession, simple possession, being under the influence of a controlled substance or otherwise known drug, transportation of illegal substances, transportation of drugs.
California is very unique in that it offers people the opportunity for rehabilitation over incarceration, which is a fundamental theoretical practice in our firm, which is try to give the client as much help as they can, because putting them behind bars isn't going to do anything for them.
Prop. 36, which was passed by the voters in California, does offer that. It's commonly referred to as rehabilitation. There's also diversion, which allows an individual to take classes, go to meetings and try to help themselves and get help from others, and then the case is dismissed after a years time.
There's also a deferred entry of judgement, also referred to as DEJ, which is a similar program. It allows people to rehabilitate themselves and their life and get drugs out of their life and continue without having the presence of this drug conviction hanging over their head, and they can do rehabilitation.
Our reputation, and my reputation personally as a criminal defense lawyer
, with regard to drug crimes, is we want to get our clients help. We want to do what's right for them. Jail is not always the best place, because you can get drugs in jail, so what we try to do is we always try to get rehabilitation as the first step method. This goes for possession and this goes for use, and this goes for the crimes that are related to any drug offense that you might be charged with.