Possession for Sale in Murrieta

California law carries harsh penalties for anyone that is found possessing illegal narcotics or controlled substances. Small amounts of any drug can land a person jail time, fines and treatment programs. However, if you have been charged with large-scale possession with the intent to sell you could be facing even higher penalties. If you were found with large quantities of the drugs or substance, large amounts of cash, scales and packaging materials, you were probably charged with intent to sell, which falls under drug crimes.

At the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates, we provide tough, uncompromising defense against drug offenses such as:

  • Possession for personal use.
  • Distribution.
  • Transportation.
  • Sale and trafficking of controlled substances, including heroin, methamphetamine (meth), marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy (MDMA) and prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Xanax or Oxycontin.

We also represent people who face consequences such as forfeiture of property and seizure of financial assets related to drug offenses.

Intent to Sell Drugs

The Health and Safety Code of California draws out very specific punishments for anyone that is found guilty of possession for sale. Your punishment depends on the drug and the quantity. For example, if you violate Health and Safety Code 11351, by possessing cocaine for sale, you could be facing up to $10,000 in fines and up to four years in prison. Likewise, if you are arrested for violating Health and Safety Code 11378, possession of meth for sale, you could be facing heavy fines and up to 3 years of imprisonment.

Unfortunately, even innocent people can be accused of possession of drugs for sale. Roommates, friends and anyone that could be around someone who has the drugs can be charged with crime as well. California law has different penalties for possession for sale and possession for personal use. A conviction for possession with intent to sell can land you in jail. On the other hand, a sentence for possession for personal use normally carries drug treatment. As difficult as this time may be and confused as you may be feeling regarding your penalties and charges against you, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer. It is highly important to hire someone who can offer you one-on-one guidance and who can help gather evidence to prove your innocence or reduce your charge.

Pretrial Motions to Dismiss and Suppress Evidence

Whether you are charged with a state or federal drug offense, you still maintain certain rights under the 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution and the California Constitution. Attorney Nic Cocis will file all appropriate pretrial illegal search and seizure motions for purposes of protecting your rights and limiting the government's evidence against you at trial. We can sometimes obtain an order to suppress the admission into evidence of the seized drugs.

Free Consultation with Our Criminal Defense Lawyer

Keeping you out of prison is the foremost objective and one which we have earned a reputation for success in many cases where the quantities of narcotics are not too extensive. Time at a rehabilitation center may be substituted for incarceration. Also, where time in custody cannot be avoided, there are a number of jail and prison alternatives.

Attorney Nic Cocis also handles cases including:

  • Medical marijuana cases.
  • Ecstasy (MDMA) possession and sale.
  • Cocaine possession and sale.
  • Methamphetamine (meth) possession, manufacturing and sale.
  • Heroin possession with intent to sell.

Our office provides a free consultation directly with Nic Cocis. During the consultation, you are able to discuss the details surrounding your arrest. You will learn how we can help and what to expect throughout the criminal process. Contact Murrieta drug crime attorney, Nic Cocis, by calling 951-666-2600. Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California. We represent individuals in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Corona and Riverside areas.

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