Ventura Drug Sales Defense Lawyer
Penalties for Illegal Drug Sales in California
Selling illegal drugs is a risky endeavor. Drug crimes carry heavy punishments, even for first-time offenders. Charges could become more severe if another crime occurred simultaneously, such as prescription fraud or drug transportation, or if the sale took place by a school or a church. There are many variables that factor into the penalties you could be up against. Regardless, drug crimes can all bring devastating consequences.
The possible penalties for drug sales include the following:
- Community service
- Required drug rehabilitation
- Seizure of property
The government highly regulates the sale, possession, and usage of drugs. In particular, controlled substances are at the forefront of government regulations. That is because research has shown that these drugs have the ability to make users highly dependent and likely to abuse the drugs.
Illegal drugs, such as:
- Methamphetamines are commonly called controlled substances because they are considered to be addictive, but have no value as a source of medical treatment.
- Other controlled substances--such as prescription drugs with medical use--are also heavily regulated by the government.
With the government taking such a proactive approach to curbing drug crimes, you could be facing serious penalties for drug sale charges. Speak to the Ventura drug crime lawyer at the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch right away to build your defense!
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Being accused of selling to a minor is an especially serious crime and could enhance the penalties even further. Minors who are suspected of selling drugs could face incarceration at a juvenile facility. If any of these situations sound like yours, know that hope is out there! While being accused of a crime can leave you feeling confused or afraid, a Ventura drug crime attorney can be your best asset for a brighter future.
We know just how frightening a criminal charge and the trial system can be, but we want to reassure you that when you hire us, we can stand up for you throughout the entire process. Because we have secured hundreds of winning verdicts for our clients in the past, we are confident in our ability to handle charges just like yours. We pride ourselves on always providing the highest level of legal representation.
Get reliable criminal defense services from the team at the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch. Give us a call to discuss your case in detail or fill out a free case evaluation form today!
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