You can be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under Health and Safety Code Section 11350 if you possess certain types of controlled substances or drugs. It must be proven that (1) you possessed the controlled substance or drug, in that you exercised control over the drug, (2) you knew of the controlled substance or drug’s presence, (3) you knew of the drug’s nature to be of a controlled substance, and (4) the amount or quantity of the substance was enough to be used as a controlled substance.
Some of these controlled substances include (but not limited to) cocaine, heroin, opiates, certain hallucinogenic drugs, methamphetamines and prescription drugs.
Possession of Controlled Substance may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. There may be programs available such as PC 1000 for first time offenders and Prop 36 for those with previous Possession convictions, depending on your eligibility, you can attend the programs and complete all the requirements and after the specified time passes, the charges against you can be dismissed.
Contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Ali Komaili if you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance or any other criminal matter in Orange County.