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Drug Distribution

Santa Barbara Drug Sales Attorney

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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.

At Appel & Morse, we understand the severity of the potential penalties against you. Our Santa Barbara drug crime lawyers 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 reputation.

Contact our firm today to learn more about your options. We are available for weekend and evening appointments!

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 following circumstances:

  • Minors were involved in drug-related activities, including distribution and trafficking
  • Drugs were sold to minors
  • Drug sale or activities were in close proximity to schools, places of worship, public pool, or youth center

40+ 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 crime 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 40 years of experience, we are prepared to fight for you!

Contact our Santa Barbara drug attorneys today and schedule your free criminal consultation.

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At Appel & Morse, we work to ensure our clients understand what is happening with their cases and how to best defend their interests. Our mission is to obtain the best results based on a true understanding of each client's unique circumstances.