Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with selling drugs?
Selling controlled substances, including illegal drugs and prescription drugs, in exchange for money, favors, services or other gains will be heavily punished in a conviction. It could appear that our state is easy on drug offenders, but in fact, those that distribute, traffic or sell any controlled substance will face some of the most extreme penalties in the country. If you are accused of selling drugs, contact our Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer at once. At our firm, Barnholtz & Kugler, we have more than 15 years of experience in criminal defense we have garnered a reputation for achieving victory in difficult drug crime charges. Our practice is focused upon protecting the rights of our clients, and if you are accused of drug sales, you need that level of dedication on your side. Speak with a Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer at our firm today for aggressive defense against your charges.
Drug Crimes: Penalties for Drug Sales
If you are charged with selling drugs, the penalties are far more severe than charges of possession. If you are alleged to have possessed above a certain threshold amount of any controlled substance, you will face charges of possession with intent, as the prosecutor will assume that there was an intention to sell the substance. Under the law, you do not need to have physical possession to be charged with drug sales, which is termed "constructive possession." If the prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had the ability to exercise control over the drugs, you will be charged. If convicted of selling drugs, you can face serious penalties such as expensive fines, in some cases in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, based upon the amount of drugs in the case. You can even face deportation if you are undocumented, and penalties can be raised if there are aggravating factors.
You are at a critical point in your life, and your freedom could be taken from you. Contact us at once so we can get to work in creating a defense strategy for you.