San Diego Drug Possession and Transportation Attorney
San Diego is a border city and county, a stone’s throw away from Tijuana, Mexico. As such, it should come as no surprise that transporting a controlled substance is a common felony charge which can lead to serious consequences for those accused, particularly those convicted. Contrary to popular belief, transportation and distribution charges are not reserved only for large-scale smuggling operations. Law enforcement tends to target average citizens suspected of moving even small amounts of controlled substances when the primary purpose is for sale. California Health and Safety Code sections 11352, HS 11378, and HS 11379 make it a crime to transport, sell, or give away even small amounts of controlled substances.
San Diego Drug Transportation, Distribution and Possession for Sales Laws
Transportation, distribution and possession for sales can encompass a wide range of situations. In San Diego County, we see charges under HS 11351, HS 11352, HS 11378, or HS 11379 for performing, attempting, or offering any of the following activities:
- Importing controlled substances
- Transporting controlled substances for sale
- Selling controlled substances
- Administering controlled substances
- Giving away controlled substances
- Possessing it with the intent to sell
We found ourselves in a tough situation with our child facing a strike felony with a sentence of up to 7 years. I made several calls to find an attorney we were comfortable with but had not made a decision due to not really knowing what was to come and how fast the initial court date was scheduled from the time of arrest. We went to the first court date with a public defender and later received a call from Mr. Shapiro’s office to ask how things had gone (I had mentioned our court date the first time I called their office). When I received that call, I had plenty of questions that were answered without rush. We ended up scheduling a time to meet to discuss the case. We found out that Juvenile cases highly differ from adult cases when it comes to how they are handled, decision making, trial etc. We always felt comfortable, he worked with us on legal fees and was always very responsive whether it be emails or phone calls. We never felt brushed off. Our child was released, placed on probation and given the opportunity to have the record sealed after successful completion. We really feel that Mr. Shapiro truly cares about his clients and I would highly recommend him to anyone facing legal issues.