California Possession of Controlled Substance Attorney

Have you been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance or Methamphetamine? Let Weber Law help you today!

In California, being charged with possession of a controlled substance or methamphetamine can create a record that follows you for life.  It is never a good idea to face these charges alone.  Contact Weber Law today!

California Possession of a Controlled Substance or Methamphetamine Charges and Penalties

What is Possession of a Controlled Substance or Methamphetamine?

Every person who possesses any controlled substance unless upon the written prescription of a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or veterinarian licensed to practice in California is guilty of possessing a controlled substance.  A controlled substance is a drug whose purpose, or manufacturing is regulated by the United States.  There are different levels of drugs which range from Schedule 1 to 5.

Examples of a Schedule 1 drugs include opiates, opium, hallucinogenic substances such as salts, cannabis, psilocybin, heroine, valium, or cocaine.

Examples of Schedule 5 drugs typically include the amount of drugs that are in possession, 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.

If you are in the possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell it, you could face some serious penalties.

Possession of a controlled substance is not illegal if it has been prescribed to you by a doctor.

Possession means having control of the substance.  So even if it is not on your person, it can still be in your possession such as in a closet, or drawer.

It is important to note that possession of a methamphetamine has the same guidelines as possession of a controlled substance but is considered one of the more serious controlled substances, so it is under a different but similar statute.  

What is the Punishment?

Possession of a controlled substance can be punished by imprisonment of up to one year, a fine, or both.  If probation is granted a court may require someone to complete a drug rehabilitation program or counseling.  Additionally, if this is not your first conviction of possession of a controlled substance the penalty can include more jail time or a higher fine.

Possession of methamphetamine is punishable by imprisonment for up to one year unless it is not your first offense.

The sentence can vary, and it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you.  It is possible to get a sentence reduced, but not without competent legal counsel.

Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!

Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged.  Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction.  Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.

Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a possession of a controlled substance or methamphetamine charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

"He did everything he could to solve my case. There was no moment where I felt like I was alone. He went to his full extent to help me lower my charges. Great lawyer.”

ROGER | WEBER LAW CLIENT

How Can WEBER LAW Help You?

If you have been cited with possession of a controlled substance or methamphetamine in the State of California, there are a few ways that Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount or jail time, making sure the charge doesn’t go on your record, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. By looking at potential evidence such as security cameras, and eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. By using defenses that have been successful in the past, for example, not knowing what you were in possession of, or the drugs being found during an illegal search, Weber Law will create a strong defense for you. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and getting you back to everyday life. If you or anyone you know has been cited with possession of a controlled substance or methamphetamine in the State of California, call Weber Law today for a consultation. 

CA HLTH & S § 11350, Possession of designated controlled substances; punishment and fine; possession by person other than the prescription holder
CA HLTH & S § 11377, Unauthorized possession; punishment; possession by person other than the prescription holder
CA HLTH & S § 11054, Schedule I; substances included
CA HLTH & S § 11058, Schedule V; substances included
CA Penal Code § 1170, Determinate Sentencing

A Los Angeles, California Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

Weber Law will aggressively fight for your rights. Contact us today!

We believe that justice is an idea that can triumph only when living people make it so. We are dedicated to justice. We wish to run a business that is at once profitable while allowing us to promote the rights of our fellow community members. We will stand for the poor when they are in need and their cause is just. We will work for any responsible business. We will represent all races, creeds, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, and backgrounds.

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80 South Lake Ave. Ste. 590, Pasadena, California 91101

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