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Defending Drug Distribution Charges in Los Angeles

Have you been accused of distributing drugs or other controlled substances? The state of California has some of the strictest drug policies that any other state in the nation. Under California Penal Code 2002, Health & Safety Code § 11012, the word distribute means "to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance."

Need a lawyer for drug distribution charges in Los Angeles? At the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, you will find aggressive defense against drug crimes including possession, distribution, cultivation, manufacturing and trafficking. Many people are under the impression that drug distribution is a minor offense, but do not be misled. Drug distribution crimes are considered to be a serious offence and the majority of states have a minimum penalty for crimes of this nature. Consult with a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer at the firm today for vigorous defense against your drug charges.

The War on Drugs in the United States

The federal government is trying to crack down on drug offenders to minimize the frequencies of these crimes and to get the drug cartel under control. The government measures their success on the drug war by just how many arrests they make. That is why drug charges could be pursued on either state or federal level. If you have been arrested for drug distribution in the state of California, one major concern of yours should be whether or not the federal government will be involved with your case and if they will make an example out of you.

The federal government funds an agency whose sole purpose is to put drug offenders behind bars by obtaining convictions. A federal conviction however will carry a mandatory prison sentence of some kind and by law you will then be required to fulfill about 85% of your sentence without the possibility of parole. That is why you must work to avoid a criminal conviction at all costs.

Penalties for Drug Distribution in California

The crime of knowingly and willingly transporting and distributing narcotic drugs is illegal in the United States and carries a heavy criminal sentence. The law is harsh an unforgiving in this area in order to deter other people from committing the same crime. The penalties will vary however, depending on the type of drug you are distributing and your previous criminal history.

Under the California Health and Safety Code, the penalties for drug distribution are as follows:

  • Distribution of a marijuana – 2-4 years in prison (felony)
  • Distribution of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana - (misdemeanor) fine of $100
  • Distribution of a cocaine based drug- 3-5 years in prison (felony)
  • Distribution of chemical used to make PCP or methamphetamine -16 months -6 years in prison
  • Hiring/employing minors to sell or distribute controlled substances – 3, 6, or 9 years in prison
  • Transport drugs from one county to a non-contiguous county - 3-9 years in prison

Penalty Enhancements Can Occur:

  • When drug distribution activity occurs within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, or school program
  • When you have prior drug offenses on your record

Serious Crimes Call for Serious Defense

Looking for a drug lawyer in Los Angeles? If you are facing drug distribution charges, it would be wise to get a criminal defense attorney involved as soon as possible. An experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney will be able to prove that your possession was for personal use and not for distribution purposes or they can prove entrapment.

The Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein is exclusively devoted to criminal defense cases, which gives clients a distinct advantage. Mr. Bernstein brings a high caliber of defense into every case he handles and he will work vigorously to protect your rights and to have your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Are you facing drug distribution charges? Contact Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Robert Bernstein at the firm by calling (888) 316-9513 today!

Success in the Courtroom

Look Through Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Not Guilty at Trial In Federal Court, Our Client was facing 8-14 Months in Federal Prison for Insurance Fraud. Not Guilty at Trial
  • Probation Our Client was Facing 20 Years in Prison for Cocaine Poss. with Intent to Sell. Received Probation.
  • All Charges Dismissed Our client Facing 8 Years in Prison for Burglary, Grand Theft with the Loss in Excess of $100,000. All Charges Dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed Our Client out of Beverly Hills Court Faced up to 18 Years in Prison if Convicted of Molestation / Lewd Conduct. Case Dismissed.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing 12 Years in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Poss. of Cocaine for Sale. Not Guilty
  • No Charges Filed Our Client was Facing 12 Years in Prison for Rape. No Charges Filed.
  • Case Dismissed - Illegal Search Our Client was Facing 120 months (10 years) in Federal Prison for Narcotics Trafficking. Case Dismissed - Illegal Search.
  • Case Dismissed Our client was Facing 15 to Life in Prison for Armed Robbery with a Fire Arm. Case Dismissed.
  • 7 Years' Probation with Community Service Our Client was Facing 18 Years in State Prison for Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Poss. of Marijuana for Sale
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our client was Facing 18 Years in State Prison on 7 Counts of Armed Robbery. Not Guilty at Trial

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