A high percentage of criminal law cases involve alcohol or drugs. Often, our drug charge cases involve the use of alcohol or drugs which are not illegal but prescribed. Being arrested under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not mean the person is drug-addicted and addiction itself is not a crime, but the alcohol or drug-addicted person is often in the position of being arrested. Having a professional determination whether alcohol or drugs, prescription or illegal drugs, have become not only part of the criminal problem, but the life problem, can be critically important. When this is the case, we look to refer the true alcohol or drug problems of our clients, which are causing them trouble with the criminal justice system, to RECOVERY PROGRAMS when those programs will ensure the survival of our client in his or her home and work life. These alcohol and drug recovery programs can also help avoid jail in many circumstances.

We emphasize the solution to addiction problems and seek alternatives to jail for the alcohol or drug-addicted person. Our law firm believes that prevention of most crime largely lies in the hands of untreated alcoholism, addiction, or psychiatric problems. Our professionals will work with you to make the best choice for yourself or for your family members. They will help them come to grips with the addictive process, prevent future problems, and effectively deal with the present problem.

For an initial confidential consultation, and for more information please e-mail us or call us at (877) 280-9944 – 24 hours a day.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lucy S. McAllister defends clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been accused, charged, or arrested for criminal offenses in Santa Clara County, San Benito County, San Mateo County, Monterey County, Alameda County, and San Francisco County. Clients come to us from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including communities such as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Salinas, Monterey, San Benito, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill, Redwood City, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Newark, and Hayward.