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San Jose Drug Distribution Defense Attorney

California Drug Crimes Attorney

Lawyer in Santa Clara County for Those Charged With Transporting or Manufacturing Illegal Drugs

In many parts of the country, courts and lawmakers have started to shift their focus away from harsh punitive measures for personal-use drug possession. An increasing number of states, including California, have even gone so far as to effectively decriminalize low-level possession. California is also among the states that have explicitly legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21.

At Fuller Law Firm, we understand that the debate regarding drug policy is far from over, even here in California, but we also know some things are very clear. Individuals who manufacture, transport, and sell illegal drugs are subject to criminal charges and potentially severe consequences. If you or someone you love has been arrested on drug charges, our team is ready to help you protect your future.

Trusted Palo Alto Counsel for Clients Arrested for Selling or Transporting Drugs

According to California's Uniform Controlled Substances Act, a person who is suspected of selling, furnishing, giving away, or administering a controlled substance may face felony charges. Felony charges could also apply if the person is suspected of transporting drugs for the purposes of distribution. A conviction could result in between three and five years in prison, with longer sentences possible for transporting controlled substances between non-adjoining counties. Additional charges could be brought over allegations of gang-related activity, violence, or racketeering.

It is also illegal to manufacture or prepare illegal drugs. Apart from marijuana, perhaps the most common form of illegal drug manufacturing would be operating a meth lab to produce methamphetamine. However, you could also face manufacturing charges for mixing, cutting, or preparing cocaine, heroin, or any other controlled substance. Manufacturing charges are nearly always felonies, and the possible penalties include a prison term of up to seven years and fines of up to $50,000.

What About Marijuana?

When the recreational use of cannabis for adults was legalized in California, considerations were also made for growing marijuana for personal use. An adult over the age of 21 is permitted to have six cannabis plants for personal use. He or she may also possess and transport up to an ounce (28.5 grams) of dried marijuana or up to eight grams of cannabis concentrate. Exceeding these amounts or selling marijuana without a local and state license could lead to criminal charges for the sale, transport, or manufacture of drugs.

Second-Chance Lawyer in Alameda County

Attorney Cory Fuller is a skilled criminal defense lawyer with over 10 years of legal experience. He and the rest of his team realize how easy it can be for a person to become caught up in the world of illegal drugs. We know that good people make mistakes from time to time, and a single mistake should not destroy the rest of your life. If you have been arrested in connection with selling or manufacturing drugs, we will help you get the second chance you deserve.

Our team understands that a number of factors may have contributed to your decisions, including possible emotional or mental health issues. Addressing such concerns should be a vital component of your rehabilitation. We will work hard to show prosecutors that you are more than just the name on your case file or arrest record. You are a real person who is serious about getting your life back on track. In many cases, diversion programs are available that will keep you out of prison and allow you to focus on improving your life.

Schedule a Free Consultation

For more information about our firm and how we can help you defend against charges of selling, manufacturing, or transporting drugs, contact our office. Call 408-234-7563 for a free consultation and case review today. Fuller Law Firm serves clients in Santa Clara County, Alameda County, San Jose, Gilroy, Palo Alto, Fremont, and the surrounding communities.

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