Whether you are innocent or not, being charged with selling drugs is a devastating experience. Prosecutors tend to go easy on those who violate possession offenses, but if you are caught or accused of selling drugs, you can expect the prosecution to pursue maximum penalties. Without proper guidance, the experience can be terrifying and overwhelming.
At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, we can help you get through this difficult time. Our Orange County drug crime attorneys will provide you with a free professional case evaluation to help you better understand the charges and potential penalties that you are facing. With more than 40 years of combined experience helping drug offenders in the OC, you can count on receiving information that could be very beneficial.
Orange County Drug Sale Laws
The law states that the sale of controlled substances is a crime and that those who sell controlled substances are in violation of Health & Safety Code 11352. HS 11352 restricts the transporting, importing, selling, furnishing and administering of controlled substances. Those found in violation of HS 11352 face a variety of different punishments depending upon the circumstances of each particular case.
In order to prosecute for Orange County Drug Sales, the state has the burden to prove:
- 1. The accused sold a controlled substance
- 2. The accused knew of its presence
- 3. The accused knew the substance was a controlled substance
- 4. The state must then prove what the substance was
Violation of HS 11352 is a felony offense. Those found guilty of selling drugs in Orange County may receive a sentence of:
- Imprisonment in state prison for five years
- a maximum $20,000 fine
Convictions for transportation of controlled substances can have aggravating factors. If you manufactured drugs or transported them over multiple county lines, this could increase your maximum penalties.
If you are facing Orange County Drug Sale Charges, you need legal representation that you can count on. MacGregor & Collins know your rights and our experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers will help to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today or fill out our contact form. The call is free, but the advice that you receive could be priceless.