Murrieta Drug Crime Attorney
Violation of California Health and Safety Code
Drug crimes in California are a very serious crime. Possession of any controlled
substance and/or paraphernalia that assists in the consumption or selling
of the substance can result in large fines and lengthy imprisonments.
For example, California Health and Safety Code section 11378 outlines
that any person, who is found guilty of possessing meth with the intent
to sell, can be fines up to $10,000 and imprisoned for up to 3 years.
Whether you have been caught with a small possession of marijuana or accused
of major drug trafficking, you still have the right to retain legal counsel
and seek an attorney.
consultation is complimentary. We will use this time to discuss your legal options.
In California, drugs are classified by schedules. Schedule I is considered
a highly dangerous narcotic, while Schedule II is a slightly less dangerous
drug and Schedule III is even lower. Of course, a felony charge for possession
of a substance such as meth, cocaine or heroin will carry much harsher
penalties than a
marijuana possession. However, possession for sell of marijuana in California is still very
illegal and although treated less severally than other controlled substances,
it could still land you probation, jail and high fines.
Intent to sell a drug is an even more serious crime than a simple possession. Large amounts
of the substance, packaging materials, scales and high amounts of cash
could all mean that you are selling or distributing drugs. This is a crime
that should not be taken lightly.
A Murrieta criminal defense lawyer can benefit your case by thoroughly
investigating all causes that led the police to your arrest. Often times,
the police and other law enforcement authorities use faulty evidence,
wrongful accusations and illegitimate search warrants to enter any property
and execute an arrest. An attorney can gather enough evidence to often
times reduce charges against your or even acquit you in some cases. If
anything, a reliable lawyer can try to help you secure a drug treatment
program in lieu of incarceration.
How Can a Criminal Lawyer Help?
If you have been arrested or charged with a drug offense in Temecula, Murrieta,
Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Perris, Corona or Riverside,
the first step is to contact an experienced and effective criminal defense
attorney. We are ready to help. Since 1999, our office has successfully
represented numerous individuals facing drug charges. We understand that
besides the possible loss of your freedom, a felony conviction for a narcotics
charge can also have serious consequences for future employment opportunities.
Don't jeopardize your future by hiring an inexperienced attorney.
For more information about how we can help you,
please call (951) 666-2600. We also offer services in Spanish and Romanian.