Any experienced Los Angeles Drug Defense Attorney has seen his fair share of crazy situations, harmful scenarios and dangerous consequences. People who dabble in drugs are rarely thinking clearly, and are far more in need of rehabilitation than they are of incarceration. A quality Defense Attorney will fight tooth and nail to get his client into a quality drug rehab program and out of a prison which can only compound the problem. Prisons have as many, if not more, drug problems than the outside world, and anyone with any sort of drug issue can face an incredibly uphill climb. Prison's offer few if any distractions from drugs, making the temptation that much more serious and the consequences that much more severe.
A recent case of a mother using drugs is shocking people throughout the state of California. A woman in Northern California pleaded not guilty to killing her 6 week old baby by feeding him methamphetamine laced breast milk. Prosecuting attorneys in the case say the woman used Meth and passed it to her two kids while breast feeding. Detectives arrested Jean Wortman after a two month investigation found her son died due to methamphetamine toxicity. She is charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of felony child endangerment. Her other child, a 19 month old daughter, was placed in protective custody after she tested positive for Meth as well. The woman faces a maximum prison sentence of nine years if convicted on all counts.
In a case like this, the chances to get an extremely emotional jury or a terribly biased judge is extreme. However, a woman addicted to a drug such as meth is most likely not thinking clearly, and often needs help with her addiction more than she needs jail time. A skilled and experienced lawyer can provide the necessary care and concern for someone facing this traumatic situation. This woman not only lost her child, but had her other child taken away and could face years in prison if convicted.
If you or someone you love is facing serious consequences for drug offenses, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP by calling 877-781-1570.
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