About Drug Crimes

Drug & Narcotics Charges in Pasadena

Drug laws in the state of California make it illegal for any person to sell, use or distribute illegal narcotics. There are numerous activities that can violate these laws, and criminal charges relating to illegal drugs can bring about misdemeanor or felony penalties. If you have been arrested for drug possession, distribution or another offense, you must enlist the help of a criminal defense lawyer who has courtroom experience with these cases.

Types of Drug Charges

Possession of a Controlled Substance: Health & Safety Code 11350 states that it is a felony to possess cocaine, heroin, crack, ecstasy, ketamine, GHB and any prescription drugs that are not legally prescribed.

Possession for Sale: Health & Safety Code 11351 makes it a felony crime to possess illegal drugs for the purpose of selling them. Those who are convicted of this crime will not qualify for Proposition 36 or PC 1000 drug diversion.

Sale/Transportation of a Controlled Substance: Health & Safety Code 11352 makes it a felony to sell, furnish, administer, give away, transport or import any illegal narcotic into California.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Health & Safety Code 11364 makes it a misdemeanor to possess paraphernalia that is used to unlawfully inject or smoke a substance. This can include an opium pipe, hypodermic needles, pipes, bongs or even cocaine spoons.

Manufacturing Drugs & Narcotics: Health & Safety Code 11379.6 makes it a felony to manufacture, produce, compound or process a controlled substance. This crime carries the harshest penalty of any California drug offense and may lead to up to 7 years in prison.

Marijuana Laws in California

Even though marijuana is a harmless substance that has recently been approved for certain medical uses, it is still a crime to cultivate, possess or sell marijuana. Understanding marijuana law can be difficult, especially because the laws are continually changing. Our firm can give you the up-to-date information you need to be informed of your rights and how to avoid criminal charges.

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