Those facing charges for the transportation or sale of methamphetamines in California face serious penalties. California Health and Safety Code 11379 violations are felony offenses. If not properly handled, there are many pitfalls that alleged offenders can fall into, and once mistakes have been made, it can become very difficult to fix them.
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What is HS 11379?
In order to prosecute for California Health and Safety Code 11379, the state has the burden to prove either:
- The defendant sold methamphetamine for money or something of value
- The defendant offered methamphetamine or provided the drug to someone else
- The defendant transported the drugs from one location to another, and:
- The defendant was aware of the presence of meth during sales, transportation or offering
- The defendant had enough methamphetamine to sell – for it to be sufficiently used as a drug
- The defendant was not authorized to provide methamphetamine – as is the case with
Potential Penalties for Those In Violation of 11379 HS
Transporting or Selling Methamphetamine is a felony, and those found guilty can face:
- 2, 3 or 4 Years in the California State Prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
Potential Penalties for Transporting or Selling Methamphetamines
If the defendant were found transporting or selling methamphetamine to more than two counties, the penalties are enhanced to three, six or nine years in prison.
Legal defenses for selling or transporting methamphetamine include if law enforcement used incorrect methods to search or entrap an offender, this can be presented in court. Defense strategies vary widely and should be tailor-made based on each alleged offender’s case circumstance.
Transporting or selling methamphetamine is a charge that can follow you for the rest of your life. Speaking with an attorney who has experience representing controlled substance clients may give you the information you need to receive a favorable case outcome. Call us today at (949) 250-6097 to receive a free case evaluation.