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Oakland Drug Possession for Sale Attorney

We Fight for Your Rights and Future After Controlled Substance Charges

The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed provides effective legal representation when you need to contest charges of drug possession for sale in Oakland and the East Bay Area. This type of accusation escalates from those for simple drug possession, which can already negatively affect your life with consequences such as expensive fines and jail time. Hiring Mr. Ahmed can make a significant difference in securing a dismissal of charges and protecting your future.

When you trust The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed with your criminal defense, we are committed to fighting for your rights. Our successful track record of obtaining many acquittals for thousands of clients proves it. We proudly serve clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas.

No matter the severity of your situation, our attorney finds an effective strategy to challenge your criminal charges. We combine our extensive knowledge of California drug crime laws, including HS 11359 and HS 11378, with our familiarity with local law enforcement and prosecutors to assist you through the legal process.

Do you need a drug possession for sale defense lawyer in Oakland and the East Bay Area? Contact the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today at (510) 907-6600 to schedule your free consultation!

What Are the Penalties for a Possession for Sale Conviction under HS 11359 and Other CA Laws?

If a judge convicts you for possession for sale, the penalties vary depending on whether your offense is a misdemeanor or a felony.

A court must prove various elements to convict you, including that you:

  • Had control over the drug, meaning that you were the one with it on your person
  • Knew that the drug was a controlled substance even if you did not know its exact type
  • Had enough drug on you to sell
  • Intended to sell the drug in your possession

The type and quantity of controlled substances you intended to sell, and any previous criminal offenses are the main factors a court uses to determine your penalties if they convict you.

For example, possession of marijuana for sale can result in a felony conviction under HS 11359 with:

  • 16, 24, or 36 months of county jail
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

In comparison, Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine always results in a felony charge. Under HS 11378, the penalties also include up to three years in county jail and up to $10,000 in fines.

This is why hiring a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the drug crimes laws in California can help you secure a dismissal of charges. Working with a qualified lawyer also helps clear your reputation and avoid the associated negative impact of a criminal record on your personal and professional life.

A California judge also considers any aggravating factors such as:

  • Possessing controlled substances near a school
  • Transporting illegal drugs across more than two counties
  • Being unlawfully present on U.S. territory

If a judge convicts you of drug possession for sale and your case involves aggravating factors, you may spend up to five additional years in jail.

If you are convicted, you usually require probation or parole for several years after serving your jail sentence. Your penalties may also include mandatory drug testing or registering as a drug offender.

Hire a Skilled Oakland Drug Possession for Sale Attorney to Build a Strong Defense

At The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we carefully review your case to determine which defense strategy to use. We conduct our own investigation to gather acceptable and accurate proof to present to the judge during your hearing.

Common defenses against accusations of drug possession for sale are:

  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Lack of possession of knowledge about the drug
  • No intent to sell

We recommend that you reach out to us as soon as you face criminal charges for drug possession for sale. This helps us start building your defense quickly and increase your chances of securing a positive outcome. Whatever your unique situation is, Mr. Ahmed has the experience and determination to launch a full-scale defense that could reduce your charges or defeat them altogether.

The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed can defend you against allegations of drug possession for sale in Oakland and the East Bay Area. Contact us today at (510) 907-6600 for a free consultation!

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