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Possession of Methamphetamine California Health and Safety Code 11377(a) HS

What is Possession of Methamphetamine?

Possession of methamphetamine is covered by California Health and Safety Code section 11377(a) PC. In order to convict you of possession of meth charges under California Health and Safety Code 11377(a), the prosecution must prove that you unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, you knew of its presence,  you knew of the substance’s nature or character as a controlled substance, the controlled substance was methamphetamine, and the controlled substance was in a usable amount.

The key issues that the prosecution must overcome are whether you had actual possession of the methamphetamine and whether you knew of the nature and character of the substance in your possession.

Defenses to a Charge of Possession of Methamphetamine

The criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich provide an overview of the possession of meth charges in California pursuant to California Health and Safety Code 11377(a). If you or a loved one is facing charges for possession of meth in Southern California, contact the aggressive criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich at (877) 466-5245. We have offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, and Ventura. We will be there when you call.
Have you been arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine in California pursuant to the Health and Safety Code 11377(a) HS?

There are a number of defenses that a California possession of methamphetamine defense lawyer at Wallin & Klarich can raise on your behalf. Your attorney can argue that you lacked possession or control of the methamphetamine, you only had momentary possession, you lacked knowledge that the substance you possessed was a controlled substance, you had a valid prescription, or that the police failed to follow required procedures during your arrest or seizure of the methamphetamine.

Each of these defenses can be raised depending upon the facts of your individual case. Be sure to consult a California possession of methamphetamine defense attorney at Wallin & Klarich to learn more.

Possession of Methamphetamine Punishment and Sentencing

According to the California Health and Safety Code section 11377, the sentencing and punishment for possession of methamphetamine is a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine conviction is punishable by up to a year in county jail and can include a fine of up to $1,000. You might also be placed on probation and may have to attend drug classes.

Possession of Methamphetamine FAQs

To help you understand the various aspects of a possession of methamphetamine charge, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ section. There, you can find answers to questions like:

  • How will the prosecution try to prove that I had methamphetamine in my possession?
  • What is considered a usable amount of methamphetamine?
  • Are there any alternative punishments available if I am convicted of possession of methamphetamine?

Where can I find the most experienced possession of methamphetamine defense attorneys in California?

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Contact the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today if you have been charged with possession of methamphetamine in California.

If you are confronted with accusations of possession of methamphetamine, it is essential that you contact an experienced drug defense lawyer who is familiar with such cases. With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Victorville, Wallin & Klarich has successfully represented clients facing possession of methamphetamine charges for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and the know-how to win your case.

Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 or fill out our intake form. We will be there when you call.


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