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California Drug Sales/Transportation Lawyers

Drug Sales or Transportation Defense

Every year, thousands of Californians go to jail for drug crimes because of the misled "war on drugs." Don't become one of them. If you are facing bogus drug charges, practice your right to remain silent and get in touch with a dependable defense attorney as soon as you can. The earlier you can get started on your defense, the better your chances of obtaining an optimal case outcome.

Attorney Daniel E. Kann and his associates have defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases throughout southern California. We are renowned in the local and legal community as aggressive trial attorneys who always put in our best work, no matter what the circumstances. If you want to speak with one of our dedicated staff about your case right now, call The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann at (888) 744-7730. We offer free consultations.

Sales or Transportation of Controlled Substances Defined

According to California Health and Safety Code 11352 HS, "every person who transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes, administers, or gives away, or offers to transport, import into this state, [etc.] … any controlled substance" is committing a serious crime that can be met with imprisonment among other penalties. The aforementioned controlled substances include:

  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Certain Hallucinogenic Substances, such as LSD, PCP, and Ketamine
  • Certain Prescription Drugs, such as Codeine and Hydrocodone

The crime of transporting a controlled substance does not have to involve the intent to sell or distribute in order for a successful conviction to arise. One simply has to be caught moving drugs from one place to another, no matter the distance or means of transportation.

Drug Sales or Transportation Penalties

Health and Safety Code 11352 HS is treated as a felony crime, punishable by either probation along with up to one year in county jail, or three, four, or five years in county jail. There are also aggravating factors which can contribute to harsher penalties, such as:

  • Moving drugs across more than two county lines
  • Trafficking on the grounds of or within 1,000 feet of a drug treatment center, "detox" facility, or homeless shelter (11380.7 HS)
  • Carrying heroin, cocaine, or cocaine base, and the substance exceeds a certain weight (11370.4 HS)
  • Having at least one prior felony conviction for any drug crime other than personal use (11370.2 HS)

These are not all the aggravating factors which can bring about enhanced penalties for the transportation or sale of controlled substances. Consult with an attorney to learn more about what's at stake for you in your criminal case.

Possible Legal Defenses

A skilled attorney should be able to conduct a thorough investigation of your case, find weaknesses in the prosecution's arguments, and use them to build an effective defense. Depending on the circumstances, your attorney may employ any of the following legal defenses:

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Again, it needs to be emphasized that you should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Evidence tends to fade with time, so if you wait too long, your case may not be as strong as it could be if you take action at an earlier time. Don't leave room for regret and reach out to The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann today. We will help you beat down the charges.