Orange County Drug Crimes Attorney
If you are found to be in possession of illegal drugs and officers also discovered items such as scales, packaging materials, and pay/owe sheets the prosecution will likely attempt to convict you of possession for sale. California courts take drug sales charges much more seriously than drug possession.
In most cases, if police believe that you were involved in the sale of drugs, they will do whatever they can in order to secure a conviction. From gathering cell phone evidence to using GPS trackers, they will go all out on drug sales cases.
How Is the Selling of Drugs Punished?
Any type of drug sales crime may be punished by up to four years in jail. If there are other factors involved, such as trafficking or manufacturing, you may face even more severe charges.
The amount of time spent behind bars depends on the type of drug possessed:
- Schedule I (Opiates, depressants, mescaline)
- Schedule II (Narcotics or opiates)
- Schedule III (Hallucinogens or narcotics)
- Schedule IV or V (Narcotics)
Penalties for selling narcotics to minors or crossing two county lines can increase the maximum jail time to nine years. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case, it is crucial that you get counsel as soon as possible.
If there is insufficient evidence to connect you to the drugs or it can be proved that you did not knowingly possess them, you may be able to have your charges dropped. In addition, if the police violated your rights in an unlawful search and seizure, any evidence found may be inadmissible in court.
Call Attorney Jacqueline Goodman Now for You Best Defense!
If you are arrested and charged with the sale of banned substances, you will need an attorney who understands California's drug laws. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman can provide the strong, aggressive, and dedicated defense you need.
Call Attorney Jacqueline Goodman today if you have been arrested for selling drugs or with possession to sell drugs.