California Narcotics and Drug Crimes
If you have been charged with possession, trafficking of illegal drugs or illegally obtained prescription drugs in Los Angeles, California, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.
Often many people who are being accused having committed Drug crimes by Los Angeles county law enforcement officers complain that Los Angeles county law enforcement officers often go beyond the law, and beyond their Constitutional rights, when they are trying to secure a conviction of drug possession or drugs trafficking.
In California, most drug offenses refer to the possession, sale or use of any drugs or intoxicating substances or drug paraphernalia, that is prohibited by law. Many drug offenses in the State of California are felonies. It is still a misdemeanor to possess less than an ounce of marijuana - 11357 (b) of the Health & Safety Code. However, possession for even the smallest amount of cocaine is a felony, and currently, there are more than 100 different types of anabolic steroids that have been developed, and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States.
Some of the more common California violations are found at: Penal Code section 647(f) public intoxication of drugs or alcohol; the Health & Safety Code sections for possession and sale of drugs, 11350, 11351, 11352, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360 and section 11550 under the influence of a controlled substance; and Business & Professions Code sections, 4060 prescription drugs and 25658 sale or furnishing of alcohol to a minor.
Unfortunately, law enforcement officers and prosecutors tend to interpret any evidence, and it does not matter how small, as evidence that drugs found were possession for sale, and not for personal use. The differences in consequences are major, and the penalties for drug crimes range from very severe to probation and classes or a treatment programs.
A drug possession charge, drug manufacturing charge, drug trafficking, or drug distribution charge is a very serious offense, and should be handled by an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers. You will find that experience at the Law Office of Edward Shkolnikov, drug charges defense law firm in Los Angeles.
In California, in many counties, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, there has been a relatively recent addition of "Drug Court" which is a special court given the responsibility of close supervision of select felony and misdemeanor cases involving non-violent drugs offenders. However, participation is precluded for any offender who has been charged with a violent offense or who has a prior conviction, except some minor domestic abuse cases and usually excludes offenders charged with sales of drugs, possession for sale of drugs, or other serious offenses.
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