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Category: Drug Crimes

Severe Penalties for Drug Trafficking Cases in California

Why are Criminal Defendants Facing So Much Time on Drug Trafficking Cases in Los Angeles? Both the state and federal authorities in Los Angeles and across the country are trying to stamp-out those people who distribute illegal drugs throughout LA and throughout the country. To give readers a better understanding on why defendant’s are receiving a substantial amount of jail time for drug trafficking cases, our California criminal lawyers are providing an overview below. Health & Safety Code 11370.4 – Drug Weight Enhancement One of the big weapons that they have is what is referred to as a weight enhancement.  In… Read More

Most Commonly Abused Prescription Opioids

Obviously, this would depend on what the person preferred to be involved with.  But, when it comes to prescription medication/opioids — probably some of the more commonly abused ones would be Vicodin for example.  Vicodin is a drug that’s commonly prescribed when people get injuries and suffer from pain over a decent period of time and the people will start to take the Vicodin medication a lot of times become addicted. First, they make you feel very good and in feeling good, they also avoid pain which is significant for those individuals who are addicted to opioids who are looking… Read More

What is Prescription Drug Abuse?

This concept of prescription drug abuse has to do with those individuals who are either given prescription medication for some ailment that they have and they end up getting addicted to it and abusing it and getting as much as they can — that’s one form of prescription abuse. Another form is that an individual just decides that they want to use prescription drugs in order to feel good, help the pain that they have or just because they’re simply addicted to the prescription medication. Doctor Shopping When you’re abusing it, obviously you’re using too much of it and a… Read More

Penalties for Selling Drugs in Los Angeles

What exactly are the punishments for drug sales in Los Angeles? This has been a constant question over the course of the last twenty-five years of me handling drug-related offenses. People get caught for selling drugs or possessing drugs to sell them, which is kind of under the same category and under the same umbrella of California’s drug laws, and obviously they’re worried about going to prison or jail and what their fate is going to be.  Obviously, this is a very scary thing. Do You Have a Prior Criminal Record? As far as whether or not you’re going to… Read More

Why Are Drug Cases Not Filed In Los Angeles At Arraignment?

This happens all the time in Los Angeles. I’ve been doing this for twenty-five years and the narcotic or drug cases in Los Angeles are not filed all the time by prosecutors and the main reason is it’s the detective who are investigating these narcotic cases. Either they’ve played it fast and loose so when they take the case into the prosecutors to evaluate, the prosecutors are looking at it putting their hands in the air and saying, you expect me to file this case? The defense attorney is going to attack this thing. They’re going to file a motion.… Read More

Rave Party Drug Usage in California

There’s all sorts of concerts and rave parties throughout Los Angeles where people are getting caught by either undercover vice or some other way — maybe an employee, a security guard — and they’re basically being charged with drug possession, drug sales and they’re selling them at concerts, rave parties and different locations. A log of these individuals are young – they are millennial — and they don’t realize how this drug possession charge can impact your life and put you in a very bad position as far as getting future employment and all of the things that you would… Read More

Relationship Between Heroin Abuse And Prescription Opioids

The use of heroin has gained popularity recently because many people have become addicted to opioids involving prescription drugs. According to statistics, nearly 50% of young people addicted to heroin started out using prescription opioids and then progressed to heroin because of the simple fact that heroin typically costs less and is easier to obtain than prescription opioids. The rise in heroin use has consequently led to a rise in charges for possession of heroin. If someone is caught possessing an amount of heroin that exceeds personal use, they can be charged with HS 11351. In order to prove guilt… Read More