As suggested, this includes having a sufficient quantity of methamphetamine for it to be sold and used as a drugs – with the specific intent to sell it. It is separately prosecuted from actually selling and transporting drugs, which are usually discovered during the sequence of a transaction. The prosecution therefore has to prove intent to sell methamphetamine.
Determining Factors of Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale:
Before any case can be brought to court, there are factors of the crime that will need to be verified. Possession of Methamphetamine is no different, and these factors include:
- The accused had adequate methamphetamine that could be used for resale
- The accused was aware of this
- The accused had a goal to sell the methamphetamine
Penalties for California Health and Safety Code 11378
The fines and punishments for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, if convicted, include:
- Felony charges including a maximum fine of up to $10,000 and up to three years in prison
It should be noted that felony or misdemeanor charges are determined by specific circumstances of the case, and the court will deliberate on these before sentencing someone found guilty of Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale.
How to Hire An Attorney for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale:
Choosing a lawyer may be the difference between proving your innocence and being convicted of a crime you were no part of. Selling drugs is a federal crime, so it’s important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been arrested. The lawyers can work to prove you either possessed the drug for personal use only, or that you were set up through police entrapment. Ask about our other legal defenses for this crime. Call MacGregor and Collins at 949-250-6097 today.
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