Narcotics Offenses

Under Proposition 47, possession of controlled substances for personal use, "simple possession"

Narcotics offences range from large-scale drug trafficking to possession of a controlled substance, and they can be either felonies or misdemeanors. Obtaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the Controlled Substance Act is strongly recommended as diversions can be discussed. 

The laws in the Controlled Substance Act regulate the manufacture, possession and distribution of all stimulants, hallucinogens and narcotics used to illegally produce controlled substances or other illegal drugs. There are five “schedules” of narcotics, and the first schedule includes heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, PCP, methamphetamines and LSD, and charges on these would be felonies with three years in the California State prison.

California takes narcotic offenses very seriously, but, depending on the quantity, Marijuana and Hash penalties can vary across the state, and be serious charges also. A drug criminal defense attorney will investigate the details of the crime, elicit problems and scrutinize for mistakes or misconduct.

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