Orange County Meth Lawyers

Are you facing Orange County Methamphetamine charges for possessing, transporting, or distributing crystal meth? At MacGregor & Collins, our Orange County drug crime attorneys have 40 years of combined legal experience representing alleged drug crime offenders that they will bring to your aid. From understanding the Methamphetamine charges brought against you, to fighting to get you the shortest sentence possible, MacGregor & Collins, LLP criminal defense attorneys will help you get the information you need to make the best decision moving forward.

 

Crystal Methamphetamine Laws Defined

 

Methamphetamine is a Schedule II drug. Anyone found in possession of crystal meth is in violation of California Health and Safety Code 11377 and subject to prosecution.

 

In order to prosecute for Orange County methamphetamine possession, the state has the burden to prove that:

 

  • The accused possessed a controlled substance
  • ¬†The accused knew it was present
  • The accused knew the nature or character of the substance as a controlled substance
  • The controlled substance was methamphetamine
  • The controlled substance was in a usable amount

 

In order to prosecute for OC meth sale or transportation, the state must prove:

 

  • The accused sold/transported a controlled substance
  • The accused knew it was present
  • The accused knew the nature or character of the substance as a controlled substance
  • The controlled substance was methamphetamine
  • The controlled substance was in a usable amount

 

Potential Penalties

 

The severity of punishment for Methamphetamine Possession without a prescription varies according to the defendant’s previous criminal record. First time offenders face:

  • Punishment up to one year in county jail (11377 HS(a))
  • A fine up to $1,000 (CPC 18)

 

Those selling meth, transporting meth, or attempting to sell or transport methamphetamine face:

  • imprisonment for 2-4 years (11379HS(a))
  • A fine up to $10,000 (CPC 672)

 

Transporting methamphetamine from one county to another  for sale increases the penalty to 3-9 years (11379 HS(b)) of imprisonment under certain circumstances.

 

If you need help with your methamphetamine charges, or you want to take advantage of a free consultation, call 949-250-6097 or fill out our contact form. You can receive a case evaluation for up to one hour with no obligation to retain their services. Don’t let your case spiral out of control, call today and a MacGregor & Collins, LLP methamphetamine lawyer will help you get the information you are looking for.

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