Drug Sales Lawyer in Los Angeles
State and federal laws prohibit the sale of illegal drugs (“controlled substances”) in California. The sale of an illegal drug in this state is considered significantly more serious than the mere possession of illegal drugs, and prison is a real possibility if you’re convicted. That’s why it is imperative to work with a reputable Los Angeles drug lawyer if you are facing a drug sale charge in southern California. Call Los Angeles drug lawyer, Douglas Miranda, at once to obtain the legal help you’re going to need. For more than a decade, Los Angeles drug lawyer Douglas Miranda has defended those accused of drug sales and other drug-related crimes across Southern California and in Los Angeles. He is prepared to represent you and has earned a reputation as one of the most well-respected Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers.
DRUG LAWS IN CALIFORNIA
There are numerous drug laws in the state of California. Some of the most relevant drug charges have to do with possession of controlled substances such as possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamines.
It is illegal to have controlled substances in your possession in California. Controlled substances can include illegal drugs and narcotics such as heroin, cocaine, and LSD, as well as prescription drugs that you legally possess such as Xanax, Valium, and Oxycontin. Possession of a controlled substance usually equates to a misdemeanor and can be punishable by having to pay a $1,000 fine and receive up to one year in county jail. With specific cases, you may receive a drug diversion program instead of jail time.
Possession of a controlled substance could be charged as a felony if you have a previous record of committing felonies, or even sex crimes. You could face up to three years of county jail time if you are convicted of a felony drug crime.
Possession of methamphetamines is a whole other charge and case than possession of a controlled substance. Methamphetamines include any anabolic steroid, ketamine, PCP, GHB, and other stimulants. A simple possession of methamphetamines, which means you were using the drugs for personal use, is typically a misdemeanor and you could be punished with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in county jail. Additionally, you could also be eligible for a drug diversion program as long as it’s your first or second offense, and if the drugs were used as a personal use.
If you are found with a possession of 28.5 grams or even less of marijuana, you could face a $100 fine as it’s an infraction and punishable offense. If you have over 28.5 grams of marijuana, you would be facing a misdemeanor and it’s punishable by a $500 fine and up to six months in county jail. Concentrated cannabis (hashish) possession will either be considered a felony or misdemeanor. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor charge of concentrated cannabis possession, you may have to pay a $500 fine or face up to one year in county jail. If you are convicted of a felony drug charge, there will be no fine but you will face up to three years in county jail.
Contact our team and speak with a knowledgeable Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been charged with drug possession, as this will maximize your chances of beating the criminal charges and seeing a positive outcome in your case.
CALIFORNIA’S PRESCRIPTION PILL PROBLEM
Prescription pill abuse is steadily rising in California while effort after effort appears to fail. Addressing the problem as a disease brings about a new question, incarceration. Most people that have succumbed to this prescription pill epidemic started because of an injury that was treated by a medical doctor with pain pills. The story is all too common. Addiction has no preference and that is obvious as it has taken down politicians, doctors, clergy, teens, and even soccer moms.
Addiction is a vicious disease that is relentless. Many people have done things they would have never dreamed possible to get their next hit, including breaking the law. Are these people hardened criminals that deserve prison time? No, they have been a victim of their own disease and they need help. If you or someone you know has been arrested of a crime that they committed because they are addicted to prescription drugs, they need to call an experienced LA criminal defense lawyer right away.
Having the correct and best legal representation can make a world of difference. In fact, it can make a difference of treatment instead of jail time. It can make a difference of what your record looks like as you move into the future. Many of these people are first time offenders and that has to speak volumes. You are going to need someone who will aggressively defend you and work hard to protect your future if you face a drug charge in southern California.
Drug laws are always changing, making these types of crimes very complex and highly debatable. Sometimes the charges can be dropped or reduced in drug cases. A skilled lawyer knows how to negotiate for leniency and alternative sentencing.
WE WORK RELENTLESSLY ON YOUR BEHALF
To be convicted of an illegal drug sale in California, a prosecutor must prove that you both made the sale and that you knew what you were selling. If you’re convicted, your penalty will be harsher if you sold drugs to a minor or in the area of a school. Los Angeles drug lawyer, Douglas Miranda will scrutinize all the factors in your drug sale case. If your rights were violated by an illegal search, evidence obtained through that search cannot be used against you. Entrapment by the police is another possible defense. If you were wrongly accused and you’re not guilty, Douglas Miranda will use every legal tool available to advocate for your freedom. If you’re charged with the illegal sale of any drug, you need a defense attorney with experience, knowledge, skill, and tenacity. Douglas Miranda is that attorney. He will work relentlessly on your behalf, offering sound legal advice and aggressive representation and defense in the courts.
CONTACT US TODAY
If you’ve been charged in southern California with selling an illegal drug, put a reputable drug attorney in Los Angeles to work for you. Once we assess your case, Douglas Miranda will outline and go over your legal options to develop the most effective possible defense for your specific case. At the Miranda Rights Law Firm, we strive to put our clients first. Call 213-293-1207 or send an email to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced Los Angeles drug lawyers.