Experienced Drug Crime Defense Lawyer for Paramedics
Prosecutors throughout California go after drug crime cases very aggressively. A conviction can lead to county jail or state prison, costly fines, driver’s license revocation and mandatory drug counseling. A drug conviction can also prevent you from getting or keeping a good job, renting an apartment and being accepted into certain schools or training programs.
For California Paramedics, the consequences can be even more devastating.
The State EMS Authority vigorously investigates and severely disciplines ALL drug-related accusations and the rules are very different than criminal court.
When a Paramedic has to go up against the EMSA, there’s no attorney provided, the rules of evidence are relaxed, in fact the Authority is not automatically required to turn over certain evidence against you; the presumptions of innocence is not necessarily guaranteed and, even if you have and win an Administrative trial to defend your Paramedic license, the EMSA is not required to abide by the Judge’s ruling.
Without the proper representation, a Paramedic can be quickly hit with stiff fines, severe restrictions, license suspension, and even outright revocation.
Paramedic turned defense attorney, David J Givot, knows what it means to be a Paramedic because he became one over 20 years ago. Mr. Givot is a noted EMS/Legal lecturer around the United States and continues to teach the Medical/Legal curriculum for Paramedic students at UCLA’s Center for Prehospital Care. He knows what your license means to you and he knows how to protect it.
As your attorney, Mr. Givot will be by your side in Criminal Court to make sure your rights are preserved and your case is managed toward the best possible outcome. He will remain by your side throughout the EMSA investigation and disciplinary process to help ensure your rights and your future are never unfairly compromised. Visit The Law Offices of David J. Givot.
Knowledgeable Defense Against Drug Charges
Drug crimes can involve a range of substances, such as:
Prescription drugs, such as OxyContin or Vicodin
Specific charges can include:
Possession of a narcotic or controlled substance
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Sale of a controlled substance
Transportation of a controlled substance
Manufacturing of a controlled substance
Whether the charge is filed as a misdemeanor or felony depends on such things as the type of drug, quantity obtained, your previous criminal history and whether the substance was intended for personal use or sale. In fact, it is just as illegal to give it away.
With You Every Step of the Way
As your attorney, I will work directly with you. I will give you an honest assessment of your case, inform you of your options, explain the legal process as it applies to you and aggressively fight for you at trial, at the EMSA, and even at your employer.
24Hour Access, No Hourly Fee
Your attorney is available to you 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You never need to worry about racking up huge bills, because at the Law Offices of David J. Givot, there is never an hourly charge and the initial consultation is always free. With one flat fee, your attorney will be by your side for every aspect of your case. Unlimited calls, unlimited court appearances, unlimited hours spent defending you!
I accept credit cards and am available for weekend/evening appointments. I represent EMS clients throughout California.