Not every drug crime is the same. The severity of a drug crime depends a lot on the type of drug, the quantity of the drug and whether the person charged has prior drug offenses. In San Diego the most common types of drug crimes include the following:
California law makes it a felony to possess or purchase certain controlled substances with the intent to sell.
California law makes it a felony to possess drugs with intent to deliver or transfer possession of a controlled substance to another person, with or without any financial interest in the transaction.
In California possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor.
Paraphernalia is considered any device, instrument or tool enabling drug use. Most common types of paraphernalia include:
In San Diego, drug paraphernalia charges are commonly brought in conjunction with other drug crimes.
Penalties for drug crimes vary depending on the quantity and type of drugs alleged. Drug charges are serious offenses. If you are charged with a drug related offense, contact an experienced attorney immediately.
An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to examine the evidence closely. Just because you have been charged with a drug crime does not mean you are guilty of the offense. Possible defenses include:
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