Newport Beach Drug Crimes Attorney
Newport Beach may be home to beautiful beaches and stunning views on the Balboa peninsula, but that does not make it immune to drug crimes. When people think of drug crimes, they often think of shady drug dealers on dirty urban city center street corners. But that is certainly not always the case.
Drug crimes can be serious offenses and having an experienced Newport Beach drug crimes attorney is extremely important. Drug crimes account for a disproportionate part of the prison population in California.
In California, there is a difference in crimes for having drugs for personal use and having drugs with the intent to sell them. Under 11350 of the Health and Safety Code, it is illegal to possess a controlled substance such as cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, meth, prescription painkillers without an authorized prescription, and others. And under 11351 of the Health and Safety Code, it is a felony offense if you are found guilty of possessing illegal drugs for the purpose of selling. What kind of punishment a drug crime might merit depends greatly on the circumstances. Sometimes these crimes are misdemeanors, which involve less serious punishment, and some are felonies that can have many years of jail time. There are many factors involved in what degree of crime you might be charged with and possibly convicted of.
Each year there are hundreds of people arrested for drug related crimes in Newport Beach alone. If you find yourself in a situation like this, the Newport Beach drug crimes attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group can help you understand the particular circumstances of your case and how best to defend or negotiate your case to get the best outcome. For a free initial consultation, call (949) 622-5522 or send a message.