Arena and Schnitzer Law Office


San Diego County Drug Trafficking Attorneys


The Law Offices of Arena & Schnitzer, APLC, in San Diego, has a proud record of representing individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor narcotics offenses in San Diego County and surrounding communities. If you have been charged with drug possession or distribution, talk to one of our attorneys as soon as possible. The successful philosophy our firm follows is the same approach we have been taking for more than 20 years: We listen to your concerns and prepare a case based on the outcome that will be best for you and your family. You will always be fully informed of your legal options, and you will understand how your decisions affect your future.



Will You Go to Jail?

For many people charged with a drug-related charge, it is their first involvement with the California criminal justice system. Naturally, the first concern is whether jail will be a necessary outcome. Our attorneys have earned a reputation for honest hard work on behalf of our clients. Prosecutors and judges know that when we sit down to work out a resolution, our case is well prepared. We will make no promises about the outcome of your case except to say that we will do everything possible to find a resolution that does not include jail or prison time. Often, we can find special "diversion" programs that will allow you to serve a probation period and undergo rehabilitation, in place of a conviction and jail.


We Pay Attention to the Details and the Nuances of Your Case


Throughout every drug offense case, there will be moments of opportunity to have charges reduced or dismissed. By paying close attention to the nuances of the prosecutor's communication and offers, and knowing the strength of the prosecutor's case, we know when the time is right to discuss options to avoid a conviction or jail time.


We fight hard for an alternative to jail or prison


Every drug criminal defense case is actually two cases; the guilt and innocence phase and the sentencing component. We work closely with the judge and prosecutor to find a solution that will not involve jail or prison time. We have an excellent record of success.
You Will Be Kept in Close Contact With Your Attorney


One of the most frustrating parts of any drug charge is the legal process that is often confusing. As your case progresses, we will keep you informed about the various levels of the process and the types of meetings we will attend to pursue an aggressive defense. Whenever you call with questions or concerns, you will receive prompt, courteous attention and response.


From offices in downtown San Diego, our lawyers represent clients throughout San Diego County and surrounding communities in Southern California. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced San Diego drug crimes attorneys today.

San Diego Trial Lawyers

Law Offices of Arena & Schnitzer, APLC, provides legal advice and representation for clients in San Diego, California and communities throughout San Diego County and surrounding communities, including Chula Vista, El Cajon, Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Solana Beach, La Jolla, El Cajon, Encinitas, Poway, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and Pacific Beach, California.


West C Street, Suite 1709
San Diego CA 92101


619-231-3100 (office)

619-231-2890 (fax)

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