Charged with Drug Sales in Orange County?
Have you been accused of possessing drugs with the intent to sell anywhere in Orange County or Southern California? It is crucial that you take legal action as quickly as possible. Any type of drug crime is prosecuted severely in the state of California, especially possession with the intent to sell.
Our OC drug crime attorneys have over a decade of experience and have won dozens of drug sales cases for our clients. We utilize proven defense tactics and strategic legal solutions on our clients' behalves. At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we know exactly what it takes to win your case. Call (714) 530-9690 today to discuss your drug charges with a lawyer.
There are several complex laws that prohibit sales of drugs, and most of which fall under the umbrella of California Health and Safety Code (HSC) 11351. Controlled substances can be anything from cocaine and meth to prescription drugs that have been obtained without a valid prescription.
Officers will look for the following items to determine your guilt:
- Actual possession of drugs
- Amount of drugs in possession
- Attempted actions of selling
- Small baggies, scales, and other paraphernalia
- Large amounts of cash
While police may charge you with one thing, the District Attorney must carefully prove that you not only possessed or purchased or attempted to sell drugs, but that you did so intentional and knew that the drugs in question were illegal.
Proving you had the intent to sell marijuana or other drugs is actually quite difficult for the prosecution. This is because, unless there is a confession, these cases rely solely on circumstantial evidence, and often that evidence is solely based on witness testimonial. While a police officer's testimonial will be strong in court, there are many legal tactics that can be used to weaken this testimonial.
Other defense tactics that can be used include the following:
- Lack of knowledge
- Drugs in possession for personal use
- Illegal search and seizure
No matter what type of drug sales charges you are facing, our firm can defend you. We may even be able to speak with the Orange County District Attorney and the DA and work to have your charges reduced or subject to an alternative sentence without having to go through numerous trial dates.
Let us put our experience to work on your behalf. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation.
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.