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Drug Crimes

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Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers

Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton, Concord

Experienced, Aggressive Defense When Your Freedom Is at Stake

Don’t be a victim of the government’s war on drugs. A drug charge can ruin a person’s life. The government regularly oversteps its bounds in investigating and prosecuting drug crimes. Police and federal agents often want to turn a simple possessor into an informer, further endangering the individuals and their families. Frequently they will charge personal possession of drugs as possession with intent to sell.

The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles in Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Pleasanton and Concord, California fights for you. I have been fighting for the rights of people since 1968. I am proud that I and all my associates have always been defense lawyers protecting our clients’ freedom. None of us are former prosecutors or law enforcement officers. We have always known which side we are on. Don’t be taken in by lawyers who promise you a better result because they were former prosecutors.

We believe good criminal defense involves investigating both the facts and the conduct of the police.

We have successfully defended people in every type of drug case. For example, we defended one of the largest State drug prosecutions in Alameda County history, a 19 kilo cocaine case, which was dismissed based on an early showing of police misconduct. We also had a 56 kilo Federal case dismissed for police misconduct. We also know and understand the medical marijuana laws. We have represented many medical marijuana growers.

We Defend All State and Federal Drug Crimes

  • Drug Possession
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Distribution or Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Conspiracy to Distribute, Sell, or Transport Drugs
  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Selling Marijuana
  • Manufacture of Methamphetamine, (Meth Labs and Other Drug Labs)
  • Possession of Chemicals Used to Make Drugs (Precursors), Like Sudafed or Ephedrine Pills, Acetone, and Freon
  • Forged Prescriptions (Oxycotin, Vicodin)
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Importation
  • Drug Smuggling

Our criminal defense law firm helps people in all cases involving drugs, including marijuana, hashish, methamphetamine, “crystal” meth, cocaine, “crack”, “crank”, heroin, narcotics, Ecstasy, designer drugs, GHB, prescription drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin, steroids, or performance enhancing drugs. We can help. No drug case is too small or too big.

Search Warrants

If you have been the victim of a search warrant, you know the humiliating way you or your loved ones were treated. Broken doors, house torn up, needless damage, property taken.

Just because there is a search warrant doesn’t mean that the search was legal. Police often put false and reckless information into the affidavit to get the warrants, and when this is shown, the evidence must be suppressed and the case dismissed.

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If you believe that you’ve been the victim of a tap on your phone, call us. This is a special kind of intrusion into your right of privacy, requiring very detailed authorization that may not have been properly obtained. We can help.

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Informers – Snitches

If you think an informer is the reason you were targeted, call us. We can help.

We make motions to discover the names and locations of informers and what they were given in the form of money or reduced charged to induce them to snitch on you. If the police refuse to give us this information after being ordered by a court to do so, then your case will be dismissed.

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If you only committed the crime because of pressure by law enforcement agents, you could have the defense of entrapment. If you were legally entrapped, we are experienced in bringing motions to dismiss.

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Illegal Arrests

If you believe that you were stopped driving your car and searched without probable cause, you have been illegally stopped and searched. We can help – even if you signed a Consent to Search form. The consent could be worthless because the police pressured you to sign the form. Call us. The case could be dismissed.

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In drug cases, the police will often try to keep your property, your car, motorcycle, money, bank accounts, or house claiming that these are ill-gotten gains of drug dealing. We have many years of experience in getting clients their property back. This can vary from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars in value. Recently, we got back two valuable pieces of real estate, and in a 19 kilo cocaine case that was dismissed, we got back over $100,000 in cash that was found with the drugs. Don’t let the police illegally keep your property. We can help.

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Drug Programs

If you or your loved one has an addiction problem, call us. We can refer the person to effective, compassionate drug programs. These programs can be used as an alternative to jail. They can be in-patient long term live in or outpatient short term. The result, with the help of experienced experts, can be a clean and sober life, free from jail and the criminal justice system.

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Medical Marijuana – Cannabis Club

In California, State law (Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act) gives you the right to cultivate and possess certain quantities of marijuana if you have a doctor’s prescription.

We will vigorously defend your right under the medical marijuana law, whether or not you have a cannabis club card.

California medical marijuana law is not the federal law. Call us. We will explain the difference and help you.

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Federal Drug Crimes

Federal drug cases can be especially burdensome to defendants and their families. The bail structure is different and the sentences can be terribly long. The United States Sentencing Guidelines are not mandatory anymore, but are used as guides for federal judges. Sometime, federal drug cases mandatory minimum sentences. For example, the mandatory minimum sentence for possession of five grams or more of pure methamphetamine with intent to sell carries a five-year mandatory minimum. We have successfully negotiated cases below the mandatory minimums and can help you and your family if you are accused.

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Contact the Law Offices of Robert J. Beles

To schedule a consultation now with an experienced Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton and Concord drug crimes defense lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Robert J. Beles today.

State Certified Specialists
Robert Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Anne Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Paul McCarthy - State Certified Appellate Law Specialist
Emilio Parker - State Certified Immigration Law Specialist
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    "Robert Beles and his team are straightening out my matters that the San Francisco public defender left in shambles. I had to be patient and wait for court dates and for judges to rule in my favor. Thanks to Robert and his team my future looks much better and my record is clean."


    Beles Law Office Can Handle Anything in the Criminal Law World

    "Robert has been practicing many many years and can handle anything. My experience with them has been great."

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    Office Locations

    Oakland Office
    The Ordway Building
    1 Kaiser Plaza - Suite 2300
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Phone: (510) 836-0100
    Fax: 510-832-3690

    Hayward Office
    22320 Foothill Blvd.
    Hayward, CA 94541
    Phone: (510) 836-0100

    Fremont Office
    39560 Stevenson Place - St 217
    Fremont, CA 94536
    Phone: (510) 745-7755

    Pleasanton Office
    4900 Hopyard Rd. - Suite 100
    Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Phone: (925) 460-5400

    Walnut Creek Office
    2121 N. California Blvd
    Walnut Creek, CA 94507
    Phone: (925) 460-5400

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    2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
    San Jose, CA 95134
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