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Drug crimes in Fresno and Visalia California

California Health and Safety Code 11350 HS, possession of a controlled substance

HS 11350 Covers all narcotics that are possessed without a lawful prescription. It includes drugs including Vicodin and Codeine as well as heroin ecstasy and GHB. The maximum punishment for possession of these drugs is 3 years in state prison. However, most first time offenders will qualify for a drug program like PC 1000 drug diversion or Proposition 36 drug treatment program.

California Health and Safety Code 11351 HS, possession for sale of narcotics.

HS 11351 make is a felony to possess and and offer for sale illegal drugs in California. Possession for sales requires intent to sell. Cops look at the amount of a drugs that are possessed, how the drugs are packaged, records of prior sale (called pay/owe sheets), or possession amounts of large amounts of cash, especially in small bills.

California Health and Safety Code 11352 HS, transportation of a controlled substance.

HS 11352 makes it a felony to transport, import, give away, sell or furnish any illegal drugs. Most cases in Fresno or Visalia California arise out of a traffic stop that results in a search of the vehicle where drugs are found in the car or on the people found in the car. The intent of the law is to make it illegal in california to take illegal drugs from one place to another. Often the law is abused to try to punish those who possess drugs for personal use and happen to be in a car or other vehicle.

California Health and Safety Code 11364 HS, possession of drug paraphernalia.

This law makes it illegal in california to possess any smoking pipe, bongs, hypodermic needles, or anything that is used to ingest drugs. Fresno and Visalia police often conduct illegal searches with out probable cause and arrest suspect for possession of drug paraphernalia.

California Health and Safety Code 11377 HS, possession of Methamphetamine.

Health & Safety Code 11377 make is illegal to possess methamphetamine in California. In California, including Fresno and Visalia, first time offenders of HS 11377 typically qualifies for Proposition 36 or PC 1000 Drug programs.

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