Orange County Drug Crime Attorney
CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODES 11350 & 11351
If you’re charged with a drug crime in southern California – whether it’s international drug trafficking or simple possession of marijuana – you need an Orange County drug crime attorney with experience in California drug cases to help you fight the charges and win justice. If you face any drug-related criminal charge in southern California, take your case at once to experienced attorney Simon Budhwani, Esq. We represent clients on a variety of drug and drug-related charges, and we are prepared to represent you aggressively and effectively.
California makes it a felony to possess narcotics such as cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, and even prescription drugs such as vicodin or codeine if they’re not lawfully prescribed. If you are convicted of possession of a controlled substance under California Health and Safety Code 11350, you could face up to three years in prison. But most people convicted of possession of a controlled substance are eligible for Proposition 36 or PC 1000 drug diversion, which provides for drug treatment rather than incarceration.
California law makes possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell a felony under California Health and Safety Code 11351. A conviction is punishable by probation and up to a year in jail, or by 2 to 4 years in jail, and/or a fine of up to $20,000. Those convicted for sale or intent to sell are not eligible for diversion. Additionally, if you are convicted of the sale or intent to sell any controlled substance and you have one or more prior felony drug convictions that involved more than possession for personal use, you can face an additional and consecutive three-year term for each prior conviction. Get help from a knowledgable Orange County drug crime attorneys today.
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These are the basics. Drug laws in California are numerous and complicated, and penalties can be increased if minors or weapons are involved. Do not plead guilty to a drug crime, and don’t try to act as your own attorney. Instead, if you face any drug charge in southern California, call experienced, Orange County drug crime attorney, Simon Budhwani, Esq. immediately at 714-249-2788 or email us today at: [email protected]