Drug crimes make up more than a quarter of felony arrests in California. The sentencing and exposure for drug crimes varies greatly depending on the charge. Common California Drug Crimes Include:
- Possession of drug paraphernalia. (Health and Safety Code section 11364.)
- Possession of a controlled substance. (Health and Safety Code section 11350(a).)
- Possession for sale of a controlled substance. (Health and Safety Code Section 11352(a).)
- Transportation of a Controlled Substance. (Health and Safety Code Section 11352(b).)
State vs. Federal Drug Crimes
In the United States, each state has its own set of criminal laws. However, the federal government also has laws criminalizing drugs. In fact, nearly half of inmates in federal prison are incarcerated for drug offenses.
The Virga Law firm has experience representing clients in all types of drug cases and can help you with your case.