In California drug sales cases, the most important aspect is the intention of the person arrested. Our state has no hard set legal rules regarding what quantity of drugs defines possession for sale. This means that if you purchased a large quantity for personal use, you should only face drug possession charges, not possession for sale charges.
One of the most common defenses for those accused of possession for sale is the argument that the drugs were purchased not for the intent of redistribution, but for the bulk discount in order to make one’s drug habit more affordable. While this sounds pretty basic, this strategy will become more difficult if the prosecution’s experts argue that the quantity is too much for personal use, or if you were in possession of scales, packaging material, large amounts of unaccounted for cash, or documents that show how much buyers may owe. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that anyone accused of drug sales charges immediately contact a skilled Vista drug lawyer.
If you were caught in the process of selling or transporting a drug, you will almost always face felony charges punishable by lengthy stays in a state prison. You can even be charged with a felony for giving away certain drugs for free. If you have been accused of any of these crimes, or if you have any questions about related California drug crimes, please call Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050.
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