Drug Crimes

What is a drug crime?


A drug crime is a criminal act involving the manufacturing, trafficking, possession, or sale of an unlawful narcotic. Unlawful narcotics include: heroin, LSD, cocaine, crack, marijuana, methamphetamines, and unauthorized prescription medications such as OxyContin or Vicodin.



Frequently Committed Drug Crimes


The state of California has zero tolerance when it comes to drug related offenses. All drug crimes are taken seriously by law enforcement and prosecuted to the fullest extent. Commonly committed drug crimes include: drug possession, drug possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, drug distribution, drug cultivation, and money laundering.



California Drug Crime Legal Penalties


Once a person is convicted a Drug Crime, he/she may be punished with:


  • • imprisonment
  • • large fines
  • • restitution
  • • community service
  • • probation
  • • parole
  • • mandatory drug and alcohol counseling


Drug crime charges and legal penalties will depend upon the type of crime committed, the type of drug under possession, and the amount of the drug under possession. If the defendant is a repeat offender, or if the defendant solicited to minors, he/she may be subject to enhanced criminal charges and sentencing


Due to the life-altering legal consequences that are involved, it is always in a person’s best interest to obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney who has the legal background and knowledge it takes to successfully fight drug crime charges.