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 possession, manufacturing and trafficking of illegal substances such as marijuana, 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 penalties.

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 including:

  • Weight enhancements
  • Prior convictions
  • Firearms
  • Certain locations
  • Minors

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.