Possession & Drug Sales Attorney in Los Angeles, California
If you have been charged with drug possession or the illegal distribution of narcotics, you are facing serious penalties. Our criminal defense lawyers can provide informed legal counsel on the best course of action to take if you or a loved one has been arrested. At Jingozian Law Firm, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of the accused because we are champions of the concept that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty.
A drug offense lawyer from our firm – serving Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside County – will work tirelessly to see that you are given the resources you need to properly defend yourself in a court of law. Contact a criminal defense lawyer from Jingozian Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation – it could mean the difference between going to jail and resuming your normal life.
The possession of narcotics not prescribed by a doctor or sold over the counter is illegal in the state of California. As stated in California Health and Safety Code Section 11350, any person who possesses a controlled substance which is a narcotic drug (except in cases of a written prescription by a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or veterinarian licensed to practice in this state), shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison. The penalties for drug possession vary depending on the individual aspects of the crime, but first-time offenders can serve up to one year in jail and be ordered to pay a $1,000 fine (or serve community service). A second-time offender may be ordered to pay a $2,000 fine or serve community service if he or she is unable to pay the fine.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense, a lawyer from our Los Angeles office – serving Orange and Riverside County – can help. We have the resources, experience, and knowledge needed to level the playing field and provide you with a sound defensive strategy. Contact Jingozian Law Firm today to learn more about your legal rights, and the criminal court case process, or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Selling drugs or intending to sell drugs is a serious crime in the state of California, and can result in severe and life-changing penalties. The California Health and Safety Code states that any individual who possesses for sale, purchases for the intention of sale, transports, imports, furnishes, administers, or distributes a controlled substance which is an unlawful narcotic is guilty of committing a felony crime and can be punished by imprisonment ranging from two to nine years (Section 11351 and 11352).
At Jingozian Law Firm, a drug offense lawyer – serving greater Los Angeles, including Orange and Riverside County – can help if you or a loved one has been charged with a crime. We are fully aware of the consequences that may befall a defendant under our guidance if he or she is found guilty, and for that reason, we are committed to utilizing all of our resources to help so that your legal rights can be protected. If you or a loved one is facing the possibility of spending years in state prison, retaining a criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively defend your case is one of the best decisions you can make.