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Drug crimes in California are very serious crimes. Possession of any controlled substance and/or paraphernalia that assists in the consumption or selling of the substance can result in hefty fines and lengthy imprisonments.
For example, California Health and Safety Code section 11378 outlines that anyone who is found guilty of possessing meth with the intent to sell can be fined up to $10,000 and imprisoned for up to 3 years. Whether caught with minor possession of marijuana or accused of significant drug trafficking, you still have the right to retain legal counsel and seek an attorney.
Drug Classifications in California
In California, drugs are classified by schedules. Schedule I is considered a highly dangerous narcotic, Schedule II is a slightly less dangerous drug, and Schedule III is even lower.
Of course, a felony charge for possessing a substance such as meth, cocaine, or heroin will carry much harsher penalties than marijuana possession. However, living for sell of marijuana in California is still very illegal. Although treated less severally than other controlled substances, it could still land you probation, jail, and high fines.
Intent to sell a drug is even more serious than 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, 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 often gather enough evidence to reduce charges against you or even acquit you in some cases. If anything, a reliable lawyer can try to help you secure a drug treatment program instead of incarceration.
Contact Our Drug Crime Lawyer Today
If you have been arrested or charged with a drug offense in Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Perris, Corona, Winchester, or Riverside, the first step is to contact an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. Our team is 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 severe consequences for future employment opportunities. Make sure to secure your future by hiring an experienced attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis today to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug crime attorney in Murrieta!
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