Los Angeles Possession for Sale Attorneys
Passionately Defending the Rights of Our Clients
At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our team of fierce attorneys advocate for the rights of clients accused of possessing drugs with the intent to sell. Our dedicated legal team is familiar with this area of law, and we have the extensive resources you need to navigate your case. Whether you have been accused of possessing marijuana, prescription drugs, or another type of controlled substance, our criminal defense lawyers are here to assist by providing you with powerful, cutting edge legal representation.
The consequences of a conviction for dealing drugs are serious, which is why you need to speak to a seasoned lawyer at our firm to discuss all the charges against you. Call us today at (800) 462-7160 to learn more about your legal options.
Possession for Sale Explained
California has complex laws when it comes to charging a person for possession of drugs with intent to sell. In general, a person violates the law if they:
- Possess a controlled substance
- Are aware they have possession of a controlled substance
- Know that what they possess is a controlled substance
- Possess enough of a drug to sell it for use as a controlled substance
- Possess a controlled substance with the specific intent to sell it
Possession vs. Intent to Sell
If you are facing charges for possession with the intent to sell, then the consequences you face will be much more serious than if you were charged with simple possession. However, a skilled attorney with experience in these cases can devise a strategy to prove that the drugs in question were not intended for sale and were instead intended for personal use. If you can prove the drugs were not intended to be sold, then the case would be reduced to a misdemenor and you might be allowed to enroll in a drug diversion program. If you successfully complete the program, the charges against you will be dismissed.
Speak to a Seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
When you hire a criminal defense lawyer at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP to represent you in your case, we will use knowledge of the law to fight you. We will stand in your corner throughout each phase of your case and devise a legal strategy to show that your case was mishandled by law enforcement or that you weren’t aware of the drugs found in your possession. We make your fight our fight, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our skilled lawyers.
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