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Prescription Drugs

If you have been charged with Unlawful possession or possession with an intent to sell drug abuse charges, our criminal defense attorney can help you to get out of the case in the best and safest manner. With credibility, reputation, and a legacy of success, we have resolved hundreds of drug abuse cases across California.

Along with some commonly abused substances such as heroin, meth, and ecstasy, some of the prescription drugs also fall under regulated substances under the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Scheduled drugs. These drugs are prescribed by physicians, dentists, veterinary doctors, and psychologists are only available at licensed pharmacies and dispensaries through approved prescription. Various prescription drugs fall into this category including oxycodone, fentanyl, meperidine, methadone, Hydrocodone, etc. The Benzodiazepines based drugs including Valium and Xanax are also part of controlled substance act according to both state and federal laws. With prolonged use, these drugs can be addictive and can have detrimental effects on the health of patients. Therefore, these drugs are only allowed with a valid prescription.

The illegal possession of prescription drugs is a criminal offense under California’s Health and Safety Code 11350 and possession with an intent to sell is an offense under HSC 11351. Therefore, if you do not have a valid prescription and you are caught with any of the listed prescription drugs, you can be immediately arrested by police. Conviction of possession of prescription drug can cause up to one year of jail time and up to $1,000 in fines. However, these sentences can be as harsh as up to three years prison time and $20,000 in fines. It is a wobbler crime in California which means it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony which is at the discretion of district attorney, your previous criminal record

However, sometimes the police officers mistakenly arrest people and charge them with illegal possession of prescription drugs. In other cases, the patient started on the drugs with a valid prescription, but with prolonged use became addicted to it. So, after the withdrawal, the patient continued to access these drugs in ways such as a fake prescription. We understand the toll these charges can take on your life. Therefore, we are always ready to stand by your side even when no one else is ready to listen to your story. Criminal Defense Lawyers at Chesley’s Law office identify the relevant criminal defenses and hone them in convincible arguments to be presented in court. Our 90% of clients successfully avoid jail time due to compelling defense.

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Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine (CA. Penal
Code 1203.073) commonly called “coke”, “snow”, “blow” is a controlled substance.

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Ecstasy

Ecstasy is a popular drug, used commonly by “partygoers”, ecstasy is both a stimulant and hallucinogen that produces…

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Heroin

Heroin (Health and Safety Code 11350 & 11351 HS) is a Schedule 1 drug under the United States Controlled Substances Act.

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Marijuana

California’s Health & Safety Code has many sections that deal with the various offenses related to Marijuana.

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Methamphetamines

Methamphetamines (CA. Health & Safety Code 11377 &11378 HS) are among the most commonly abused drugs in California.

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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs (Health & Safety Code 11350 and 11351 HS) are illegal to possess without a proper prescription.

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Recent Results

  • Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

  • Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

  • Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

  • Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

  • Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

  • Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

  • Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

  • Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

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