Drug crimes include violation of the laws concerning controlled substances as well as prescription drug fraud. These crimes can range from simple possession of an illegal drug up to drug trafficking felonies. Any drug offense conviction can have serious consequences, which is why retaining the services of a competent criminal defense lawyer is vital.
The Law Office of Frances Prizzia, serving clients in Irvine and the surrounding areas, provides competent and dedicated legal representation in this field. Our firm has a solid history of success in defending a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including many related to drugs. We invite you to read our case results to learn more about our effectiveness in criminal defense.
Drug offenses consist of the possession, sale, transportation, importation, cultivation, manufacture, and trafficking in controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and more.
Simple possession for one's own use is the least serious of drug charges. Under the Health and Safety Code 11350, you will be charged with a felony if found in possession of narcotics which is punishable by up to three years in prison. In many cases, however, you may be eligible for a drug diversion program under Proposition 36 or PC 1000.
Possession of narcotics for the purpose of selling them is a more serious drug offense. Under the Health and Safety Code 11352, selling, distributing, transporting, or importing narcotics is also a felony. Manufacturing narcotics such as in a methamphetamine lab production is also a felony which carries the most severe penalties.
This offense is covered under the Health and Safety Code 11379.6 and is punishable by up to seven years in prison. Other drug crimes include the misdemeanor of drug paraphernalia possession, marijuana crimes, and the possession of methamphetamine, which may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances.
When your freedom and future is a stake, it is crucial to have a legal professional in your corner as soon as possible. You can rely on our firm to vigorously protect your rights while working diligently to create an effective defense. Get the help you need at this critical time – contact us for a free case evaluation to get started.
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