Santa Barbara Drug Possession Lawyer
Santa Barbara Drug Attorneys
California has its own laws and statutes regulating what constitutes
drug possession and how it can be prosecuted. What penalties a defendant faces depends
largely on the type of drugs and amount involved. If you or someone you
love has been arrested for drug possession, speak right away with a Santa
Barbara drug crime attorney from our firm to uphold your right to a legal defense.
Appel & Morse are backed with
more than 30 years of combined legal experience which we put to use with each case we handle. With a former deputy district
attorney on our team, we fully understand how the prosecution works and
how we can protect you by undermining their case against you. Trust our
husband and wife team to obtain the best possible outcome when your freedom
is on the line.
California Drugs by Schedule
As in most states, California bases prosecution of
drug crimes on the category or schedule of the drugs in question, based on their perceived
Drugs are separated into the following schedules:
Schedule I—opiates, marijuana
Schedule II—raw opium, morphine
Schedule III—pentobarbital, anabolic steroids
Schedule IV—diazepam, zolpidem
Punishments vary widely depending on the amount you are accused of possessing.
Drugs don’t have to be physically in your hand or pocket for you
to be charged with possession; you can be charged if drugs are within
your control, this is they are close at hand and you are aware of their location.
Defense for Possession of Marijuana & other Drugs
Possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana is only an infraction with
no more than $100 in fines. More than this amount can result in up to
six months in jail and/or up to $500 in fines. Other factors involved
include whether you are 18 years old, as well as whether or not you have
a past criminal record.
You need a knowledgeable and aggressive Santa Barbara drug crime lawyer
when charged with drug possession. At Appel & Morse we understand
how to avoid a conviction. When you risk your freedom, turn to our skilled
criminal defense firm!
Set up your free consultation by calling the firm today—(805) 467-6060!