Transportation & Sales
In California, individuals charged with the sale, transport, transfer and import of controlled substances face serious criminal charges under the state’s drug distribution laws. On the federal level, drug charges are extremely common throughout the country.
At Jayne Law Group, P.C., we aggressively defend our clients in both state and federal court cases. We work diligently to ensure that the law is upheld, and you receive the best possible outcome. While evaluating your case, we will investigate how your arrest was made and if proper protocol was followed. If your constitutional rights were violated in any way, we can file a motion to suppress the evidence or even dismiss charges.
Defining Transportation And Sales
In California, it is legal to transport less than 28 grams of marijuana if you are over the age of 21. Involvement in the distribution of any other controlled substances may result in charges and serious consequences. Examples of illegal drug trafficking and distribution include:
- Dispensing of prescription drugs without proper license
- Selling drugs
- Transport of drugs from one county to another
- Importing drugs into a county
For a charge to qualify as the sale and/or transport of drugs, the prosecutor must be able to prove that the controlled substances were beyond only personal use. Evidence to support the sale or transport of controlled substances may include items such as scales, weapons or packing materials.
Possible Penalties For Drug Offenses
If you are charged with selling or transporting drugs in California, you may face felony charges that include prison time of up to nine years. The circumstances of your case, such as whether you employed minors or crossed county or state borders, will set the sentencing range. For that reason, it is crucial that you work with an experienced criminal law attorney who will work to have your charges reduced and present your case with a solid defense strategy.
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If you are ready to work with a high-quality criminal defense lawyer who will take your case and skillfully navigate the California or federal drug criminal justice system, we are a phone call away.
Call us 24 hours a day at 415-623-3600 or contact our San Francisco office online, and we will put our experience to work for you.