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Under California law, a “drug crime” refers to any unlawful act that involves an illegal substance. The most commonly abused illegal substances include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD, PCP, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, and certain prescription drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.  These types of crimes often result in severe legal punishment, such as incarceration, probation, steep fines, mandatory drug treatment, community service, and a mark on your permanent record.

Drug crimes account for the majority of the criminal activity in Southern California, and are responsible for the delinquency and wrongdoing of thousands of people every year. For this reason, drug crimes are prosecuted harshly. If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, Orange County drug crimes attorney Mark S. Devore can help. Attorney Devore has defended hundreds of clients throughout his career charged with the following types of crimes:

  • Possession of Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession with Intent to Sell
  • Cultivation
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking
  • Transportation
  • Solicitation to Minors
  • Prescription Drug Crimes

Orange County Drug Crimes Lawyer

Drug crime charges need to be handled by a highly trained and experienced attorney. With the prevalence of drug-related crimes continuing to grow, Orange County law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judges are cracking down harder and more frequently than ever on drug users and dealers. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to fierce state prosecutors and harsh legal penalties. If you have been arrested on drug charges, Orange County drug crimes attorney Mark S. Devore can help. 

Attorney Devore is committing to advocating for justice on behalf of his clients. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case or the odds working against you, Mr. Devore stops at nothing to collect convincing evidence, question witnesses and informants, and investigate all aspect of your case.  In the courtroom, Mr. Devore challenges the prosecution’s case, and uses the art of persuasion to cast that “reasonable doubt” in the minds of the jury and judge. But most importantly Attorney Devore sees to it that the best interests of his clients are protected, and that their cases are successfully resolved.

Contact Orange County drug crimes attorney Mark S. Devore for a free consultation at (714) 371-4400.


The Law Offices of Mark S. Devore, APC proudly serves all communities in Orange County and the surrounding areas, including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa Island, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, Del Mar, El Modena, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, LA, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Leisure World, Lemon Heights, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Orange, OC, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Rancho San Margarita, Riverside, Rossmoor, San Bernardino, San Clemente, San Diego, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Temecula, Tustin, Ventura, Villa Park, Vista, Westminster, Yorba Linda, and Van Nuys













People v. LW (LAX Court) - Client charged with DUI. Breath test .08. Charges reduced to traffic infraction and case dismissed with traffic school.
People v. S. G. (Riverside) - Appellate Division unanimously reverses client’s misdemeanor trespass conviction due to error in jury instructions.
People v. J.V. (Santa Ana) - Appellate Division unanimously reverses client's trespass conviction, ruling that 1) trial court committed multiple errors relating to jury instructions; and 2) even if jury had been correctly instructed, no reasonable jury could have found client guilty. CASE DISMISSED.
People v. S.D. (Santa Ana) - Appellate Division reverses client's jail sentence and five misdemeanor convictions relating to impersonating a police officer and resisting arrest. Appellate Division rules that trial court violated client's constitutional rights to due process and trial by jury.
People v. J.Z. (Santa Ana) - Court of Appeal reverses client's 4-year sentence and conviction for felony residential burglary involving $30,000 worth of jewelry due to faulty jury instructions.
People v. D.M. – (Santa Ana) - Superior Court dismisses multi-count rape indictment based on District Attorney’s withholding evidence from the Grand Jury.
People v. E.R. (Santa Ana) - Client charged with posessing heroin for sale after police searched her house pursuant to a search warrant. Motion to Dislcose Confidential Informant granted
CASE DISMISSED
People v. T.T. (Newport Beach) - Client charged with possession of burglary tools after probation search yielded master keys and keymaking equipment. Client confessed to making keys and attempting to break into storage units. Confession supressed for Miranda violation.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. C.H. (Santa Ana) - Client stopped for traffic violation, charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale. Motion to suppress granted.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. V.L - (Santa Ana) - Client charged with vandalism for slashing ex-wife's boyfriend's car tires. Client confessed to crime on video. Confession suppressed as being unlawfully obtained.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. S.N. (LAX Court) - Client charged with DUI after .09 breath test. Charges reduced to aiding and abetting a speed contest.
People v. T.I. - (Laguna Niguel) - Client charged with DUI, refusing blood alcohol test, and hit and run.
Case reduced to wet reckless.
People v. C.S. (San Diego) - Court of Appeal reverses client's 10-year sentence and convictions for possession of drugs and stolen credit cards due to unlawful search and seizure

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