Possession for sale is a drug offense that is punished harshly in the state of California. When an individual is found to have illegal drugs or narcotics in his or her possession with the intent to sell those illegal drugs to another party or parties, that individual may face criminal charges. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles drug possession for sale attorneys have what it takes to successfully defend clients against a conviction and the resulting criminal penalties. Our skill, experience, and aggressive approach give us an edge over other criminal defense firms.
If you are suspected of committing the offense of possession for sale, law enforcement has the burden of proving you intended to sell the illegal narcotics or drugs before an arrest can be made. Police are often over-zealous in their efforts to crack down on drug crimes, and may make the assumption that because you had a substantial amount of drugs/narcotics in your possession or had a significant sum of cash, you intended to sell the drugs. Whether you are under investigation or have been arrested, secure the legal support and guidance of a talented Los Angeles drug possession for sale lawyer with our firm immediately.Los Angeles Possession for Sale Charges - What the District Attorney Must Prove
Just because you have been arrested or charged with a drug offense does not indicate your guilt; in fact, you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Following your arrest, the district attorney must prove that you did in fact possess the narcotic or controlled substance for sale. Elements which must be proven by the prosecutor include:
- You had control over the illegal substance or narcotic
- You had knowledge, or knew, that the drug was an illegal or controlled substance
- You possessed the controlled substance or narcotic with the specific intent to sell the substance
- The quantity of unlawful substance you possessed was enough to sell
These elements are not easy for the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The attorneys with our Los Angeles drug possession for sale law firm will work vigorously to challenge all evidence, and to uncover any potential weaknesses in the state's case against you.California Penalties Drug Possession for Sale
The penalties for drug possession for sale in California may vary depending on whether the prosecution can prove you intended to sell to multiple parties, have a prior criminal conviction, the type of illegal narcotic involved, and more.
California's law against possession for sale (Health and Safety Code 11351 HS) makes this offense a felony. If convicted, you may face a fine of up to $20,000, up to one year in county jail with probation, or two, three, or four years in state prison. Additionally, legal immigrants and aliens may face deportation.Contact The Justice Firm now
At The Justice Firm, we understand the importance of securing outstanding legal guidance and representation in the early stages. Our Los Angeles drug possession for sale lawyers are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome regardless of how dire the situation may seem. We put all of our knowledge, skill, and experience to work for each of our clients and know that taking immediate legal action is key. Call us now for a free consultation at 310-914-2444.