Los Angeles Federal Drug Crime Lawyer
Types of Drug Crimes in California
Due to its size and relative proximity to the border, the city of Los Angeles has constantly battled the rise of drug crimes in the area. The California Health and Safety Code explicitly outlaws any act that has to do with substances listed under any schedule of the Controlled Substances Act. This act was passed in 1971 as a means of discouraging drug crimes and punishing them according to the type, amount and severity of the drug in question. Below are the most common federal drug crimes in Los Angeles:
The California Health & Safety Code outlaws the cultivation of marijuana. The only exception is the cultivation of medical marijuana by a registered dispensary or user for legitimate use.
Creating any type of illegal substance is illegal under California Health & Safety code and could result in high fines and time in jail or prison, depending on the amount in question and the severity level of the drug.
One of the main causes of federal involvement in drug crimes is when an offender attempts to smuggle large quantities of marijuana or narcotics across state lines, out of the country, or into the United States.
Transporting illegal substances in any way for the purpose of distribution or sale is known as drug trafficking. This can be performed from person to person, or using vehicles and other larger forms of transportation.
Why Hire a Drug Crime Attorney?
When you are falsely accused of committing a drug crime, you risk the chance of being wrongfully convicted for a serious crime. Federal offenses inevitably incur high fines, often into thousands of dollars, as well as months in jail or prison. Consult with a Los Angeles federal drug crime lawyer today if you need counsel and defense. With the experienced and aggressive representation of an attorney from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP your charges could be reduced or even dismissed entirely. Our firm has a history of success, so call now to learn what we could do for you if you've been arrested for a drug crime.
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