The state of California separates drug crimes into two basic categories: simple possession and possession with the intent to sell. Within these categories, further distinctions are made based upon the type of drug involved. Being found in possession of controlled substances, formerly known as narcotics, is punishable by up to one year in county jail.
Possession with the intent to sell is punishable by up to five years in prison, and up to nine years in prison if you have been charged with transporting controlled substances across county lines. The manufacture of illegal drugs in California can yield a sentence of up to six years in prison.
If you have been accused of committing a drug crime, you have no time to waste in building a defense. You will not want to face the criminal justice system without an experienced and skilled attorney.
Before you initially meet with your attorney, you should take into consideration the qualities that you want in a legal representative. You will likely want one who possesses the following attributes:
A drug crime conviction can have detrimental impacts on your life and future. For that reason, you want a powerful and experienced lawyer by your side. Speak with the experienced Santa Ana drug crime attorney at the firm today for the quality legal guidance you need.
Elia A. Naqvi spent almost seven years as a public defender with the County of Orange before going into private practice as a criminal defense lawyer. All told, she has more than 20 years of experience in the Orange County criminal defense system. That experience has proven to be a huge benefit to our clients. Knowing when to take a case to trial and when to look for other options is one of the things that sets us apart.
Too many criminal defense lawyers lack the experience to discern the best course of action, or lack the courage to take a case to trial. If you have been arrested for drug possession or possession with the intent to sell, you need an experienced Santa Ana drug defense lawyer by your side.
Call The Law Offices of Elia A. Naqvi at (714) 863-8677 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.