Were you recently arrested on drug charges? If so, we urge you to contact The Castillo Law Office to find out how an Oakland drug crime lawyer can help you! Attorney Castillo has years of solid legal experience, and he has earned some of the most sought after distinctions in the legal field. He is included in the selection of the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for 2013, which represents less than 2.5% of California attorneys, and he earned the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®.
California's list of controlled substances can be found under California's Health & Safety Code Section 11053-11058. "Distribution" is an umbrella term that refers to the acts of transporting, importing, selling, furnishing, giving away, and administering a controlled substance.
Under the Health & Safety Code § 11352, every person who transports, imports into California, sells, administers, furnishes, or gives, or transports, any controlled substance, unless upon a valid written prescription, shall be imprisoned pursuant to § 1170(h) of the California Penal Code for three, four, or five years.
There is a significant difference in how California prosecutes drug possession for personal use versus drug distribution. While simple possession is usually classified as a misdemeanor, the distributing, selling, giving away, furnishing or transporting of a controlled substance is prosecuted as a felony in California, thereby incurring much harsher penalties.
It is not difficult for a seemingly innocent scenario to lead to an arrest and felony drug charges. For example, an individual can give a friend one of their prescription pills to ease their pain and discomfort, but not even realize that such action can land them in prison for three to five years.
If you're facing drug charges, we urge you to contact The Castillo Law Office for help. We understand how easy it is to get mixed up in serious drug charges and we can aggressively defend you in order to protect your job, your family, your freedom and your future!