Due to the passage of California Proposition 47 in November 2014, simple drug possession cases are now treated as misdemeanors, carrying penalties of up to 1 year in jail. The California Health and Safety Code governs cocaine and heroin possession under HS11350. Possession of methamphetamine is governed under Health and Safety Code 11377. However, sometimes there are good alternatives to receiving a jail sentence, including classes and treatment. Fortunately, there are many things the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Jackson Law do to assist our clients, help keep them out of jail or prison and limit their maximum exposure. We have successfully handled many cases where clients were allowed to do residential treatment programs rather than spending time in jail or prison.
If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.