Drug Charges for Meth
Riverside Drug Crime Attorney
Methamphetamine is a
Schedule I drug per the California Health & Safety Code and penalties can be
particularly severe. If you have been arrested for a crime involving meth,
you are facing serious consequences from the law and additionally from
the public who seem to have little sympathy for people convicted of drug crimes.
Fortunately, you may be able to fight the charges against you by contacting a
Riverside drug crime lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich. Our skilled attorneys are standing
by to review your case and begin the process of creating a compelling
defense to help you fight for your rights and get the results you desire.
Penalties for Methamphetamine Charges
Our firm has successfully defended countless clients accused of drug crimes,
some of which include
trafficking of illegal substances such as
cocaine, meth, and
heroin. Our experience will allow us to efficiently and accurately assess the
prosecution's case against you and build our case to combat the sometimes
shaky evidence that they may present. Due to unconstitutional search and
seizures and other tactics, for example, we have successfully argued for
exclusion of drug evidence and we will seek to find such flaws in their
case against you also.
Some meth offenses, called "wobblers" can be charged as either
misdemeanors or felonies. Simple possession is an example in which the
accused can be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in
the county jail, or with a felony punishable by between 16 months and
three years in prison. Straight felony convictions carry much more significant
California drug laws have a complex sentencing structure; the sentence
ordered by the court is determined by the facts and aggravating and mitigating
factors. There are a number of sentencing enhancements that can be added
in a California meth case, greatly increasing the impending punishment
- Weight enhancements
- Prior convictions
- Certain locations
To minimize your risk, meet with us and learn about our experienced, aggressive
approach to the defense of drug charges.
To discuss your meth charge,
contact a Riverside drug crime attorney at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich at your earliest opportunity.