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California Meth Possession Lawyer

Possession of Meth Lawyer (HS11377)

Being arrested and charged with possession of meth is serious and action must be taken as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected. It is also important to be aware of your options for defense and to fully understand the legalities of your particular circumstance. If you have been accused of violating California Health and Safety Code §11377, call The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann today to speak with an aggressive lawyer who may be able to help you.

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Punishment for a Meth Possession Conviction

Methamphetamine (meth) is considered a controlled substance and otherwise referred to as a narcotic drug. Meth possession can run a person into trouble with steep fines, imprisonment, community service, loss of employment, and other harsh consequences. The quantity of meth in possession significantly impacts the life changing repercussions you may face.

When charged with meth possession, a person may also face charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance as well as drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, possession of paraphernalia, DUI of drugs, and/or drug possession for sale.

Additionally, meth charges can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specifics of your arrest and whether you have been arrested before or are currently on probation. Punishment for meth possession may also increase depending on the location of the arrest, such as a school or within close proximity to children.

If you or your loved one is being prosecuted as a juvenile for meth possession, the stakes are still stacked against you. To ensure your future is not tarnished by a moment of poor judgment or a false accusation, become familiar with meth possession laws and defenses to these charges.

Defenses for Methamphetamine Possession

Although there is no doubting the severity of a methamphetamine possession charge, the burden of proof is on the prosecutor. With a skilled defense attorney on your side, negotiations may be successful for entering a drug diversion program or having charges reduced or dropped. For instance, if an officer did not have probable cause to conduct the search of a person, vehicle, or home, charges may be dropped, as was the case for a felony possession of methamphetamine dismissal for a client of Daniel E. Kann.

Another common defense for meth possession is the accused was not aware the substance was in his or her possession. It is not uncommon for drugs to be planted on another person for transport or other reasons without the individual knowing.

While every person's situation is different, strong defense may be built on your behalf to protect your future.

Aggressive and Skilled Representation

You do not want to leave your freedom to chance. To ensure that the strongest defense is on your side, it is critical to be familiar with the laws involved in your case. Making the decision to hire the right lawyer for you does not have to be stressful. Trust your gut and go with the attorney who utilizes the most effective strategies. To learn more about your legal rights and options, fill out a contact form or call The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann for a free consultation at (888) 744-7730.