California’s Health & Safety Code strictly prohibits the transportation of controlled substances for sale. Charges of this type can expose a person to serious criminal penalties, including jail time and expensive fines. If you have been accused of transporting a controlled substance, it is imperative you retain the services of an aggressive Santa Rosa drug transportation attorney as soon as possible to protect your future and freedom.
At the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C., our skilled Santa Rosa drug crime attorneys have defended countless clients against various drug charges and can provide the results driven defense you need to protect you against the prosecution’s claims.
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Penalties for Drug Transportation Charges in CA
California imposes strict penalties on those who are convicted of transporting illicit drugs. Charges of this nature can expose a person to a felony charge punishable by up to nine years in jail and $20,000 in fines. Additional factors can aggravate these charges and impose additional penalties, such as transporting large quantities of a drug, transporting drugs over state or county lines, or being found with a drug within 1,000 feet of a rehab facility or homeless shelter. Penalties will increase for each prior offense on a person’s record.
Drug transportation charges can result from being caught with any of the following substances:
- Synthetic designer drugs
Defenses Against Drug Transportation Charges
A number of different defense strategies can be used against drug transportation charges, depending on the situation. Unlawful search and seizure can be used as a defense if an arresting officer did not adhere to the proper arrest protocols or have probable cause to make an arrest.
Entrapment is another valid defense, as a police officer may not coerce a person into committing a crime. Since all cases are different, it is vital you allow our firm’s attorneys to examine your situation during a consultation to determine the most appropriate defense strategy to pursue.
Your Future May Be at Stake – Contact Us Today
At the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C., our Santa Rosa drug transporation lawyers truly believe you are innocent until proven guilty, and we are prepared to go the distance in the pursuit of a reduction or dismissal of your charges on your behalf. With personalized advocacy and an uncompromising dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we can provide the legal support you need to help you get through this difficult time with your freedom and dignity intact. Let us put our experience and vast knowledge to work for you so you can face your future with peace of mind.
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