Possession of Drugs for Sale California Drug Defense Lawyer
What You Need to Know About Possession of Drugs for Sale (Drug Dealing) in California
The drug defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience defending clients facing charges for possession of drugs for sale in Southern California. Our attorneys want you to understand the consequences of dealing drugs and why you need an experienced drug defense lawyer to represent you if you have been charged with violating California laws pertaining to possession of drugs with intent to sell.
Possession of Drugs for Sale under California Law
It does not matter if you were caught dealing illegal drugs such as marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, or cocaine, or if you were arrested for unlawfully selling legal prescription medication like Vicodin, Oxycotin, Percocet, Valium or Xanax. These are all controlled substances in the state of California. You are in violation of the various and complicated California laws pertaining to possession of drugs for sale whenever you:
- Possess a controlled substance; and
- Know that you possess a controlled substance; and
- Know it is a controlled substance; and
- Possess enough of the drug to sell it for use as a controlled substance, and
- Possess a controlled substance with the specific intent to sell it.
Intent to Sell under California Law
Possession with the intent to sell drugs is more serious than simple possession. If your attorney can convince the court that you possessed the drug only for personal use, and not to sell it, you may be entitled to participate in a drug diversion program, such as PC1000 or Proposition 36. Upon successful completion of drug diversion, your charges will be dismissed. Please visit our section on Drug Diversion for more information about alternative sentencing programs.
Possession for Sale of Marijuana (HS11359)
Possession for sale of marijuana is a felony offense in California. If convicted of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, you face up to three years in county jail and a $10,000 fine. If your offense involves a minor, depending on the age of the child, you face up to seven years in state prison (California Health and Safety Code 11361).
Thus, if you or a loved one is currently facing charges for possession of marijuana for sale in California, it is extremely important that you speak to a drug defense lawyer at Wallin & Klarich today.
Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine (HS11378)
Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell is a felony in California. Attempting to sell methamphetamine, which is a controlled substance (a “stimulant”), is a felony. If convicted of possession for sale of methamphetamine, you face up to three years in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000. If you actually sell or transport crystal meth you risk up to four years in county jail plus the same fine. If your crime involves a minor or places where minors frequent you could spend up to nine years in state prison, or more. Feel free to request immediate assistance from one of our experienced drug defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich.
Possession of Cocaine or Heroin with Intent to Sell(HS11351)
Possession with intent to sale of illegal narcotics or opiates (“drug dealing”) is a felony offense in California. If you attempt to sell illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin you face up to four years in county jail and a $10,000 fine. If your offense involves a minor or places where minors frequent you could spend up to nine years in prison, or more.
Additional Punishment for Possession of Drugs for Sale Convictions
If you are convicted of transporting drugs illegally across more than two counties, you face up to nine years in prison.
After you serve your jail or prison sentence, you may have to serve up to three years of mandatory supervision, either probation or parole. Strict conditions during this post-release community supervision will apply, including mandatory drug testing. If you violate the terms of your supervision you may face more custody time.
If you are convicted of any of the crimes listed above, you will have to register as drug offender with the local authorities where you live. You will have this obligation for five years and you face additional criminal charges if you willfully fail to register.
If you are in this country illegally you could face deportation as a result of a drug possession for sale conviction. Additionally, you may find it very difficult to find employment. Most employers will ask you if you have ever been convicted of a crime; especially a felony.
Let Us Show You How We Protect Our Own
If you or someone you care about has been accused of a possession of drugs for sale in Southern California, you need to contact a drug defense lawyer at Wallin & Klarich immediately. Our attorneys will use their knowledge of the law to provide you with the best possible drug sales crime defense.
With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, Torrance, Sherman Oaks, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, Wallin & Klarich attorneys have over 30 years of experience in defeating possession for sales cases. We will aggressively defend your rights and fight to get you the best possible result. We can help you to win your case.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free consultation. We will get through this together.