Possession for Sale

Drug Possession for Sale Charges

Riverside Drug Crime Lawyer

If you have scales, packaging items, or compounds used in processing drugs and are in possession of a controlled substance, you may be charged with possession for sale. The "base" sentence for such a crime in California is 3-5 years in prison. Facing criminal charges like these can be terrifying and it may feel like no one is on your side. Not true! At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we have represented clients in many cases involving controlled substances and have probably dealt with situations like yours. We urge you to contact a Riverside drug crime attorney at our firm if this is your situation, and you can rest assured that we will closely examine your circumstances and answer your questions in this difficult time.

Possession for Sale

After a person is arrested for possession for sale, the charges may either be for a misdemeanor or a felony drug offense. The charging elements typically include the type and amount of drug, involvement of minors and the criminal background including prior drug convictions. As an example of the difference between case types, consider this: if someone had a large amount of heroin and was caught selling it, a felony charge could be rendered; if that someone had only a small amount of marijuana with the intent to sell it, however, the charge would likely be less.

We understand that sometimes people slip up and aren't fully aware of the consequences of what they are doing until they have been arrested and that other times people are just not guilty of the charges against them. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor marijuana possession or a felony possession of cocaine for sale, trafficking or any number of offenses, it is imperative that you consult a drug defense attorney at our firm. We know the strategies the prosecution employs to win cases and how to uncover mistakes made during arrests and at other times. We will take the time to examine the police reports, charging facts and witness testimony and upon finding flaws, will exert ourselves tirelessly to make it work to your benefit.

For an opportunity to get your life back, contact a Riverside drug crime lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich.