- Possession/Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine
- Felony or misdemeanor
- 16 months to 3 years for simple possession. Significant sentencing enhancements for possession of firearms during the commission of the crime or large-level distribution.
Meth Law Enforcement/Prosecution
There are specific law enforcement divisions dedicated exclusively to eradicating methamphetamine sales, transportation and use from the streets of California. At the local, state and federal level, law enforcement is present on the streets, phones and internet. There are serious sentencing enhancements for repeat offenders, offenses involving large meth amounts and offenses involving meth and firearms together. Because of the relation of violent crime, gang activity and drug wars to meth specifically, law enforcement and prosecution teams dedicate an exceptional amount of time, money and resources to stopping these crimes. Additionally, there is an emphasis by law enforcement to seize money, property and vehicles thought to be obtained through the proceeds from meth sales. This process is separate from the criminal prosecution and often disregards the due process rights found in criminal court. These seized items are divvied up among law enforcement for department funding and seized contraband is often used in future sting operations against other suspected meth dealers.
William S. Kroger is an advocate of rehabilitation, instead of punishment in all drug cases. This is especially true for methamphetamines. It is such an addictive drug that it often takes over the life of the user, prompting that person to commit other offenses to support the drug habit. In the process, the user burns bridges with friends and family, jeopardizes their job and education and becomes a focal point of law enforcement.
In many instances, Mr. Kroger is able to work out a treatment option for clients that were initially facing prison time. Additionally, he can help save your life and get you back on track.
Mr. Kroger has never worked as a prosecutor or in law enforcement. Mr. Kroger is a 100 percent defense-oriented lawyer and has dedicated his professional life to defending his clients and preparing and executing the best legal defense possible. When you hire Mr. Kroger, you know that you have an attorney who has always been on your side. Most criminal defense attorneys began their careers as prosecutors. After a number of years, they change sides and tell potential clients that this helps them “know how the other side thinks.” What it really means is that anyone who has worked as a prosecutor have imprisoned and taken money and property from the very same people they now represent. The stakes involved in meth cases are extremely high. A defendant is can lose their freedom, financial stability, house and car and civic rights to vote, serve on a jury and own firearms. Mr. Kroger has spent years developing relationships with judges, prosecutors and law enforcement. When he walks into a courtroom or telephones a detective and says, “This is my client”, they listen to him.
In 2011, Mr. Kroger represented a young woman accused of possession of meth for sale. Her case was resolved for no jail time and reduced to a misdemeanor. It was expunged at the end of probation and now that client has a college degree and stable job.
When you are charged with a meth crime, you want an attorney who has represented dozens of people in your same situation with the same judge and prosecutor you will be in front of. You want an attorney who has always been a criminal defense lawyer. You want an attorney that advocates for treatment and rehabilitation in meth cases, rather than punishment and retribution. That attorney is William S. Kroger.