Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes in Yuba City

Penalties for Drug Crimes

The penalty you face for a drug crime arrest in Yuba City will vary widely depending on the exact circumstances of the alleged crime. For example, if you are charged with the possession of over 28.5 grams of marijuana, you may be sent to jail for up to 6 months and fined $500, while possession of cocaine could send you to state prison for as long as 4 years. Each type of drug is classified according to a schedule of controlled substances, with substances grouped by severity and tendency to form an addiction. The quantity of the drug involved is also a major factor, because the sentence will be increased if you are found with larger amounts.

A case of drug possession will usually be converted possession with intent to sell when the police find especially large quantities of the drug, more than would be intended for personal use. The presence of drug paraphernalia will also be evidence of intent to distribute: items such as baggies, scales and other equipment. Being convicted for cultivating marijuana, manufacturing methamphetamines or trafficking illegal drugs into the area will subject you to harsh criminal penalties and major social stigma that may follow you for the rest of your life.

Challenging Drug Charges in Yuba City, CA

Fighting drug charges is one of the most difficult areas of criminal defense, and you should only work with a Yuba City lawyer who is capable of representing such a high pressure case. At the office of Attorney Sarbdeep Atwal, I am aware that while everyone has a legal right to a fair trial, not everyone receives the benefit of the doubt. I have been trained by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and I know the most effective ways to approach this type of situation. You can bring your case to me with the confidence that I will do everything possible to have the charges reduced or dropped.

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