It can be incredibly devastating for both you and the ones you love when you are charged with Crimes Against Public Health and Safety. Crimes Against Public Health and Safety is a broad description that can include a variety of offenses. Some of the most common crimes charged under the Health and Safety Code include:
- Health and Safety Code 11350: Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Health and Safety Code 11351: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell
- Health and Safety Code 11352: Sales or Transportation of a Controlled Substance
- Health and Safety Code 11379.6: Manufacturing Drugs, Narcotics, Controlled Substances
When these charges are brought against you, it may feel like the evidence against you is unbeatable, but this is often not true. The best way to get the outcome you want is to have an experienced criminal attorney on your team.
Depending on what type of Crimes Against Public Health and Safety that are committed, the charges can vary. For example, a conviction for Health and Safety Code 11351, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, is a felony. A conviction is punishable by either 1) probation and up to a year in county jail or 2) by two, three, or four years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine. In contrast, a violation of Health and Safety Code 11350, Possession of a Controlled Substance, is a “wobbler” offense that is more commonly charged as a felony, but can also be charged as a misdemeanor. If charged as a felony, a 11350 conviction can result in a year in county jail and probation or 16 months, two years, or three years in state prison. If charged as a misdemeanor, a 11350 conviction can result in up to a year in county jail and a fine of $1,000.
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