Walnut Creek Drug Possession for Sale Attorney
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Possessing controlled substances for sales can occur in many different ways. A person can be found guilty of this crime by selling, furnishing, administering, giving away, transporting, or importing drugs. Transportation is moving drugs from one location to another, even if it is a short distance.
Possessing controlled substances for sales or transportation is a serious offense. If you are charged with this crime you should get legal help as quickly as possible so that you can try to avoid a felony conviction. At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, Attorney Daly is well-versed in the challenges defendants face in these cases and is prepared to bring an aggressive and proactive approach to securing his clients the best outcome possible both in and outside the courtroom.
Possession for Sale Laws in CA
Drug possession is codified in California Health and Safety Code 11351 HS and can expose defendants to significant penalties. A possession for sale conviction can result in up to four years in county jail and up to $20,000 in fines. Unlike possession for personal use charges, possession for sale charges also make the accused ineligible for diversion programs that can lessen penalties after a conviction.
Possible defenses for possession for sale charges include:
- Examining Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations
- Exposing any law enforcement wrongdoing
- Arguing that the controlled substances were not actually the defendant's
- Asserting that the controlled substances were for personal use
It's not uncommon for simple possession offense to be charged as possession for sale and it takes assertive and diligent counsel to make this key distinction to prosecutors and/or before a judge and jury. Attorney Daly has worked with toxicologists and other experts to scrutinize the elements of these cases and consider all possible defenses in pursuit of the best outcome possible.
The time to start discussing your defense options is now. Contact Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation today to request a free consultation.