The United States in general has cracked down on both the possession and production of controlled substances. The reason for this is that these substances tend to have a very negative effect on individuals and their overall behavior in society. What has been particularly surprising is the penalties associated with the possession of materials that have the purpose of producing controlled substances. In order to understand these new regulations, it is essential to understand what the state of California has in effect legally as punishment for possessing a controlled substance.
The statute that governs possession of controlled substances is California Health and Safety Code 11350 HS. This statute prohibits possessing certain controlled substances without a valid prescription. Under California Health and Safety Code 11350 HS, a controlled substance is defined as a chemical or drug whose manufactured, use, and possession are regulated by the United States government under the “Controlled Substances Act.” Under the “Controlled Substances Act,” the United States government includes drugs such as: LSD, heroine, and cocaine. Furthermore, the “Controlled Substances Act” also applies to oxycodone (Oxycontin), codeine, and hydrocodone (Vicodin). What is important to understand about California Health and Safety Code 11350 HS, is that stimulants and marijuana are not applicable to the statute and the possession of methamphetamine and other stimulants are covered by Health and Safety Code 11377.
If you are currently facing charges in connection with either possessing or having the material to possess controlled substances that are covered under the California Health and Safety Code 11350 HS, then it is highly recommended that you obtain legal counsel. The reason for this is that you will have a great potential to have a more successful case with a lower sentence option if you have a lawyer at your side that is experienced in the legal procedures surrounding these charges.
Our firm specializes in handing many cases that surround various types of drug charges in the greater Los Angeles area. One of the best ways to ascertain whether your case is a potential fit for our firm is to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our associate attorneys. By doing this, our associate attorney will be able to go over the specific facts of your case with you in order to see whether you have a valid legal action that presents strong arguments to combat the charges of your case. Additionally, if there is not an option to challenge your charges, our associate attorney can discuss potential options to argue for lowering your penalties. Once our associate deems your case to be the ideal fit for our firm at the present moment, they will offer you a retainer agreement in which you agree to retain our legal services. Once you sign the retainer agreement, you agree to pay a fixed price for our legal services. Thus, do not hesitate to contact our firm today to schedule your consultation meeting. We would be absolutely elated to meet with you and potentially assist you in your upcoming legal matter.
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