Possession For Sale of a Controlled Substance Overview – Health and Safety Code Section 11351

Possession for sale of a controlled substance is a serious crime in California. If the prosecution can prove that you possessed the substance with the intent to sell it, you will face harsh penalties.

The Health and Safety Code is intended to protect the citizens of California from the dangerous effects of a wide variety of controlled substances. Possession for sale of a controlled substance is controlled by California Health and Safety Code Section 11351. Health and Safety Code Section 11351 applies to all controlled substances whether or not they are illicit drugs or prescription pills.

Many of the controlled substances are also listed on the federal controlled substances list. This means that, in addition to state charges, if convicted of possession for sale of a controlled substance, you may also face federal charges.

Conviction of possession for sale of a controlled substance could mean a prison sentence anywhere from two (2) to five (5) years and fines totaling up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000). In addition to fines and prison time, a conviction could affect your ability to get a job or even receive public benefits. See California Health and Safety Code Section 11351, 11351.5.

The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience handling drug possession for sale cases. Our attorneys are well versed in state and federal laws and have the skills and expertise to provide you with the best possible defense in your case. If you or a loved one has been charged with a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11351, contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-749-0034 or visit www.wklaw.com for more valuable information.

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