Forest has handled hundreds, if not thousands of drug cases, ranging from possession of marijuana to major drug dealing. Forest has consistently been able to achieve treatment program instead of jail for her clients and has achieved acquittals for her clients in the most unbeatable of circumstances.
Forest takes a holistic approach to defending drug cases. Often, the best first step is to get the client into an appropriate drug program. In some cases, Judges will release people from jail after an appropriate drug treatment placement is arranged for the defendant. Drug programs can sometimes even be used to produce evidence for trial – for example, to show that the client is merely a user of drugs when charged with drug sales.
Forest works with a dedicated area “interventionist” and drug expert to understand the root issues that plague addicts or simply that entice the occasional user. He has helped her to understand the depths of addiction and the effects of addiction and she works with him to find the best programs that will satisfy the courts and solve the underlying issues so that a person’s life is not destroyed by addiction or experimentation.
Read Forest’s Blog posts about Drug Crimes.
Forest’s office is in La Quinta, California and she takes cases throughout Southern California, with an emphasis on the desert cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Bermuda Dunes, Thousand Palms, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, and Coachella.