Law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles take methamphetamines seriously, and if you have been arrested for the possession of narcotics, manufacturing, sale or distribution of meth, crystal meth or any other form of this drug, you may face prosecution from local authorities or the federal criminal justice system.
Methamphetamines rank in Schedule II of the federal Controlled Substances Act, in recognition of the high potential for abuse and development of dependence in users. California state laws also place heavy restrictions on this drug, and prosecutors will typically seek the highest available sentence for anyone accused.
Drug crimes involving methamphetamines vary in severity according to the amount of the drug involved and the specific actions taken by the suspect. If you were discovered to be in possession of drug paraphernalia that could be used in a meth lab, the case against you may be far more difficult to successfully defend than if you are charged with possession. Similarly, if you were found with large quantities of methamphetamines, the prosecutor may make allegations of possession with intent to sell the drug. A conviction for one of these felony crimes can send you to prison and cost you thousands of dollars in fines, as well as leaving you with a criminal record for years to come.
When you have been arrested for any type of crime involving methamphetamines, you need skilled legal defense, and a Los Angeles drug crime attorney from Okabe & Haushalter will consult with you to determine the best course of action for preventing a guilty verdict. You need to understand your rights with respect to search & seizure, as these may be your best argument against a conviction.
If it is impossible to have the charges dropped, we can argue that you should receive rehabilitation under Proposition 36 rather than being punished by imprisonment. Speak with us before you make any statement to investigators, to ensure the best chances of a successful outcome.
Contact a Los Angeles drug crime attorney if you have been arrested on a methamphetamine offense and want to learn more about how we can help you protect your future.