Sale of Drugs in California
Let Our Santa Barbara Drug Attorneys Help You
The drug distribution laws in California criminalize the sale, transport,
transfer, and import of illegal drugs, controlled substances, and marijuana.
If you happen to
possess drugs meant for personal use, it is possible that you may be charged with possession
with intent to sell depending on the amount in possession. You may also
be charged with drug distribution if you possess items such as scales,
packaging materials, weapons, and other paraphernalia which demonstrate
more than just possession.
Appel & Morse, we understand the severity of the potential penalties against you. Our
Santa Barbara drug attorneys are dedicated to using their in-depth understanding
of California drug laws and court proceedings in order to develop an aggressive
and personalized defense strategy necessary to protect your rights and
Drug Distribution Penalties
The penalties associated with a conviction for drug distribution depend
on the type of the drug, the intended use of the drug, an individual’s
previous criminal record, and any aggravating circumstances which may
result in enhanced penalties. The sale, transport, transfer, or import
of drugs or the ingredients to make drugs is typically charged as a felony,
which is punishable by lengthy prison sentences and expensive fines.
However, your penalties may be enhanced based on, but not limited to, the
- Minors were involved in drug-related activities, including distribution
- Drugs were sold to minors
- Drug sale or activities were in close proximity to schools, places of worship,
public pool, or youth center
30+ Years of Experience
The judicial system is often difficult to navigate without the legal services
of an experience and skilled
criminal defense lawyer. As
former deputy district attorneys, our Santa Barbara
drug attorneys have the unique insight of both sides of the courtroom, which can help
you get your charges reduced or your case thrown out.
When the penalties are this severe, your best move is to hire our firm
to help you get your life back on track. With
over 30 years of experience, we are prepared to fight for you!
Contact our Santa Barbara drug attorneys today and schedule your
free initial consultation.