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Have You Been Charged with Drug Trafficking?
Drug trafficking is a serious charge that can carry severe consequences if you are convicted. The federal government and California state government take a hard line against drug trafficking, and they will prosecute you to the full extent of the law if you are found guilty. If you are facing drug trafficking charges, you need a Redondo Beach drug trafficking lawyer on your side right away.
At Michael Norris, Inc., we are experienced in defending clients against drug trafficking charges. We have successfully handled hundreds of cases and are ready to use our extensive experience and knowledge to help you. We understand that you may be facing serious charges, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the best possible outcome for your case.
What Are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in California?
California takes a harsh stance against drug trafficking. If you are convicted of drug trafficking, you could be facing serious penalties. The type of penalties you face will depend on the type of drug you trafficked, the amount of the drug you trafficked, and the specific circumstances of your case. For example, trafficking marijuana for personal use may be charged as an infraction, while trafficking heroin or cocaine may be charged as a felony.
The penalties for drug trafficking depend on the severity of your crime and can include jail time of 3-9 years and a fine of up to $20,000.
What Is Considered Drug Trafficking in California?
Under California law, you can be charged with drug trafficking if you are accused of knowingly selling, transporting, importing, or exporting a controlled substance. You can also be charged with drug trafficking if you are accused of being in control of a vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or other vehicle and you know that the vehicle contains a controlled substance.
In order to prove that you knowingly trafficked drugs, the prosecutor must prove that you knew the drugs were in your possession and that you knew the drugs were illegal.
What Types of Drugs Are Considered Controlled Substances?
Under California law, there are five categories of controlled substances. These categories include depressants, stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, and other dangerous drugs. Examples of controlled substances include:
- Other dangerous drugs.
The penalties for drug trafficking can vary depending on the type of drug involved. For example, trafficking certain narcotics, such as heroin, can result in a felony charge. On the other hand, trafficking certain depressants, such as prescription painkillers, may be charged as an infraction.