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Drug Charges

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys Committed to Defending all Drug Charges

The penalties for drug charges in California are severe. You should consult with expert drug crime lawyer serving Los Angeles and all of the Southern California area to secure the best criminal defense against all drug charges.

Our experienced dangerous drug lawyer in Los Angeles will defend you against all state and federal drug charges. There are numerous drug charges in California that range from possession, to transportation for sale of:

  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • PCP
  • Synthetic Drugs
  • Vicodin
  • Marijuana
  • Ketamine
  • GHB

If you are charged with any drug crime, our drug lawyer is here to help you get the best results possible for your case.

California Health and Safety Codes vary. Some of the common charges are listed below. Our experienced California drug charges lawyer will ensure that you know all of your rights that affect the charges before you. From drug court, to diversion, to determine if the case can be dismissed against you if you qualify for a special program our drug defense lawyer is here to help.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (11350(a) HS). In California, if you possess any drug that is a controlled substance, such as methamphetamine, cocaine or heroin, you will be charged under this health and safety code. This section of California law also covers prescription medication in your possession. If you do not have a prescription for medication, such as Vicodin, you will be charged as well.

    The penalties for 11350(a) is 1 year in county jail. If you have prior convictions, the penalties may be harsher. This offence also carries fines, which vary depending on the circumstances of your case. A first-time offender may be fined at least $1,000 or community service, while a second offence carries a fine of $2,000 or community service.

    Contact our drug possession lawyer today if you are charged with possession of a controlled substance to obtain the best results possible for your case.

  • Drug Possession for Sale (11351 HS). In California, the drug laws dictate that anyone who possesses illegal, controlled substances with the intent to sell them, will be charged under this health and safety section of the law.

    Possession with the intent to sell drugs is a felony and it carries the penalty of 2, 3 or 4 years in prison. The number of years in prison will depend on the specific facts of your case. Contact our experienced drug trafficking lawyer in Los Angeles to help guide you through the criminal justice system to ensure you get the best results for your case.

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (11364 HS). This section of the California Health and Safety Code covers the possession of items used to smoke or inject illegal drugs. Items such as opium pipes, hypodermic needles, and cocaine spoons are illegal and the crime is regarded as a misdemeanor.

    Penalties for this section of the California law is up to a 6-month sentence in jail.

  • Sale or Transport of an Illegal Substance (11352 HS). This section of California law covers the transportation of illegal drugs for the purpose of selling the drugs. Furnishing, administering or giving away illegal drugs or importing them into the state of California, also apply to this section of the law. The applicable drugs in the section are controlled substances, such as cocaine, LSD and heroin. Also, prescription drugs apply, which are not prescribed by a physician. Therefore, if you sell or give away Codeine or Vicodin, you may be charged under this section of the health and safety code.

    Penalties for this section range from 3 to 9 years in prison. The time given will depend on the facts of your case. Our drug trafficking attorney is here to help.

Call (424) 239-9586 or complete our Online Contact Form to set up a free consultation with a Los Angeles Drug Crime Attorney or seek guidance with any other type of criminal matter.