In the state of California, penalties for drug crimes or possession of a controlled substance can be severe and life-changing. If you or a loved one is facing charges of a controlled substance, you need a drug crimes attorney who will ensure your rights are protected.
Attorney Funk of San Jose’s Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk is an experienced California criminal defense lawyer, who has the skill set and knowledge to carefully review the facts of your drug crime charges and offer the most comprehensive and unbiased representation possible.
Understanding California Drug Crimes
According to California’ HS 11350(a), possession of a controlled substance is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in county jail. In addition to jail time, you could face parole or probation, as well as random drug testing and random/unannounced searches by law enforcement.
California’s Classification System of Controlled Substances
The state of California classifies controlled substances in the following way:
- Schedule I Drugs: drugs such as opiates, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana
- Schedule II Drugs: raw opium and morphine
- Schedule III Drugs: phenobarbital & steroids
- Schedule IV Drugs: drugs such as diazepam
- Schedule V Drugs: low doses of codeine are an example.
Regardless of the amount of drugs involved, you could face tremendous state or federal drug-related charges from the amount of drugs allegedly in your possession – whether they were for recreational use or distribution.
San Jose Experienced Drug Crimes Attorney Ready to Help You Now
California has complex laws surrounding drug possession and controlled substances. Respected criminal defense attorney Bruce C. Funk has a keen understanding of California’s controlled substances laws and years of experience handling drug crimes cases. He and his team of specialists will examine all aspects of your controlled substance case, questioning the necessary individuals and building a solid defense for you.
So, to ensure the best possible outcome to your drug crimes charges, contact San Jose’s Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk for your free, initial and no-obligation consultation today.