Drug Crimes

drug_crimesIf you have been charged with a drug crime, you should immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Immediate intervention by a skilled criminal lawyer can protect your rights.  Raven Law has extensive experience handling drug crimes.  A criminal lawyer provides qualified and knowledgeable legal representation you will need when disputing these types of cases. If you retain our office, we will thoroughly investigate, closely advise you, and aggressively defend your case.

Drug related crimes require criminal attorneys that understand the client, understand the local courts and judges as well as the local laws. One drug related mistake can severely impact one’s life and family members. There are many options in defending drug related cases, in that rehabilitative programs are available as well as other alternatives in sentencing.

Cultivation
The growing of organic drugs or their precursors, e.g. marijuana, coca, opium poppies, etc.
Distribution
The act selling or trading drugs.
Manufacturing
Includes the creation of synthetic drugs and the act of isolating drug compounds from organic sources.
Possession
Having drugs or drug paraphernalia on one’s person. One of the more common charges in California is Health and Safety Code 11350: Possession of a Controlled Substance. Another common crime in California is the possession of Methamphetamine – California Health and Safety Code 11377.
Possession for Sale
The possession of drugs in quantities sufficient for resale. One of the more common charges for a possession for sale in California is Health and Safety Code 11351: Possession for Sales of a Controlled Substance.
Sales
Selling a controlled substance or narcotic that is without prescription or authorized pharmacist, is a crime in California. A common crime involving sales is California Health and Safety Code 11352: Sales or Transportation of a Controlled Substance.
Prescription Fraud
The act of obtaining prescription (legal) drugs through forged or stolen prescriptions.
Trafficking
The act of transferring drugs from one location to another, usually on behalf of a second party.
Marijuana Convictions
Marijuana related crimes and charges are treated differently than many of the harder drugs and as a result have more lenient sentencing standards. However, possession of large quantities of Marijuana, trafficking and sales involve serious penalties and the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.
Alternative Sentencing and Drug Treatment Programs
Many simple and first offense drug related crimes allow for alternative sentencing that include drug treatment programs. Your criminal defense lawyer will provide you with these options once the circumstances of your case are reviewed.

IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG CRIMES
Drug offenses are also very delicate as to a client’s immigration status. Many of the charges if convicted can affect a resident’s status. If you have a status less than Citizenship in the US, you should consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who is well versed in Immigration consequences.

COMMON CHARGES/STATUTES FOR DRUG CRIMES
HS 11377 –Possession of Methamphetamine for personal use.
HS 11378 – Possession for Sale: Methamphetamine
HS 11379 – Transportation of Methamphetamine

HS 11350 – Possession of Cocaine or Heroin for personal use
11351 – Possession for Sale: Cocaine or Heroin
11352 – Transportation of Cocaine or Heroin

HS 11358 – Possession for Sale of Marijuana
11359 – Cultivation of Marijuana
11360 –Transportation for Sale

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If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a drug crime, it is vital that you obtain an experienced criminal lawyer.  Raven Law will provide expert criminal defense advice to assist you in your case. Call today: (916)-300-1600.