A criminal charge is very serious and Los Angeles, California drug charges are quite complex. Making sure you have a smart, zealous and experienced attorney can be a choice that may change the course of your life or a loved one's life. William S. Kroger understands how stressful and challenging it can be for someone facing drug charges. California drug charges can be found in the Code for Health and Safety. Importantly the correct and applicable statutes must be identified and understood holistically with state and federal laws. That is why it is crucial to have an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable and able to zealously defend California drug crimes.
Examples of Drug Crimes
From the classification to the drug to the activity involving the drug, there are many laws that regulate what a person can and cannot do. Here are a few drug charges that are common in the Los Angeles area.
- Possession of prescription drugs. Possession of a controlled substance is a crime if you are in possession of certain drugs without a valid prescription. The Health and Safety Code controlled substances list is complex and exhaustive. If convicted, it is normally a misdemeanor.
- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. This charge is much more serious than the previous possession charge. The keywords that make the difference are “with the intent to sell.” This law prohibits personal possession with either intent to sell or buying with the intent to sell. The keywords also make a difference in the penalty you or a loved one could face if convicted of this charge. Penalties could include prison time between two and four years.
- Sale/transport of a controlled substance with intent to sell. This charge is the most serious of the drug crimes previously discussed. Under California's Health & Safety Code, it a felony to transport or import certain controlled substances or illegal narcotics to California with the intent to sell these drugs. The reason this felony is an extremely serious allegation is two-fold. The first reason is that the person(s) being charged must have brought prohibited drugs to California to sell. The second reason is the penalty, which if convicted under this statute means you could spend three, four, or five years in prison.
Finding a Drug Charges Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
William S. Kroger is a smart, knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. He represents clients who have been charged with drug crimes, including manufacturing illegal drugs, money laundering, and/or misuse of prescription drugs.
William S. Kroger and his team of experienced criminal defense attorneys understand that if you are facing a criminal charge related to any drug crime, it can deeply disrupt your life. William S. Kroger is committed to your defense. His proven track record of exceptional criminal defense is your best option to defend yourself. Contact William S. Kroger Attorney at Law today at (323) 655-5700 to discuss your case. The sooner you retain legal counsel, the sooner he and his legal team can begin work on your case.