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Illegally possessing nearly any type of controlled substance is considered
to be a felony. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as the possession
of a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, or being under the
influence of a drug. This doesn't mean that you should take drug crime
charges lightly, however. The consequences can be harsh and permanent
if you don't have a dedicated San Diego drug crime attorney fighting
to defend your rights.
Are you facing charges for any of the following types of crimes?
Transportation of drugs
The sale of illegal drugs
The manufacture of illegal drugs
If you are facing any of these charges or other drug-related charges, you
cannot afford to take chances with your future. Without a skilled lawyer
on your side, your future could be completely compromised.
Call (858) 924-0127 today at any time, day or night, to get legal help.
What Kind of Penalties Am I Facing for Drug Charges?
In California, most penalties for drug crimes are based on the Schedule
of the drug involved in the crime. Drug Schedules are a system of classifying
drugs in groups of their potential for danger or abuse. There are five
Schedules, with Schedule V being the least severe and Schedule I being
the most severe.
The drugs schedules are as follows:
Schedule V: Offers little to no risk for dependency or abuse. Common drugs include
Robitussen AC, Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, and Parpectolin.
Schedule IV: These drugs offer a low potential for dependency and addiction. Common
drugs include Xanax, Ambien, Soma, Darvon, and Ativan.
Schedule III: Comes with a moderate potential for abuse and addiction. Includes ketamine,
anabolic steroids, testosterone, and Tylenol with codeine.
Schedule II: These substances have a high potential for abuse and addiction. Cocaine,
Adderall, Ritalin, oxycodone, methadone, and methamphetamine are all Schedule II drugs.
Schedule I: These drugs have little to no medical benefits and have a very high potential
for addiction and abuse. This Schedule includes LSD, heroin, ecstasy,
psilocybin, and mescaline.
Illegally possessing almost any amount of the higher Schedules of drugs
can be charged as a felony and lead to heavy fines and prison time. Luckily,
the state of California offers options for those convicted of drug charges.
With the help of a drug crime lawyer in San Diego, you may be able to
get one of these alternatives to prison time.
Drug crimes penalty options include:
One year of drug treatment: Proposition 36 allows for certain individuals to have intensive treatment
as an alternative to prison.
Drug court: This year-long program includes counseling, drug testing, 12-step programs,
and judicial reviews.
Deferred Entry of Judgment:The involves pleading guilty to the crime and undergoing 6 months of treatment.
If the individual is not arrested for an additional 12 months after treatment,
the charges are dismissed.
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If you are facing drug charges, especially felony charges, your future
may hang in the balance of this legal decision. It is of vital importance
that you get legal support from a
San Diego criminal defense attorney who can help. Get in contact with
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