Methamphetamine Charges in Los Angeles
Were You Arrested for Possession, Use, Transportation, or Sale of Meth?
Methamphetamine is also commonly referred to as meth, crystal, speed and
ice. It is classified as a psychostimulant and is considered to be a controlled
substance in the United States. Typically, taking meth results in the
consumer to experience heightened senses - this can result in alertness,
hyperactivity, high energy and an increased libido. Due to this sense
of euphoria, it is considered to be one of the most abused drugs in the
nation and carries penalties that reflect this.
Still, despite the dangers, meth still has its place within the medical
world. In controlled dosages, meth is still prescribed to help those who
are struggling with obesity and those who suffer from attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Regardless, its biggest mark is on the
black market as it has found its way into illegal "meth labs"
throughout the nation and California. In fact, it is commonly referred
to as the second most abused drug - usually due to the low cost and easy
Charged with a Meth Drug Crime?
The state of California does not take crimes relating to meth lightly.
In fact according to
§11377 of the California Health and Safety Code, it is considered to be a crime to be in possession of a controlled substance,
including meth, without a valid and active prescription. Still, it is
not enough to just assume that you have possession. To successfully convict
someone, it must be proven that they knowingly had constructive possession
and that they had enough for consumption - not just residue.
Drug Crime Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
At Martinian & Associates, we know how daunting it can be to deal with
criminal charges relating to a
drug crime and we are fully prepared to go the distance in our efforts to help our
clients. If you have recently been charged, no matter whether it is for
distribution or another drug-related crime, it is highly encouraged that you do not
hesitate to get us involved.
By getting the experience of a criminal defense attorney on your side,
you will be able to rest easier knowing that we will be there every step
of the way to defend your legal rights. We know just how difficult it
can be to face these charges - don't face them alone. When you have
our legal team on your side, you won't have to worry about shouldering
the burden all on your own. We are vastly experienced in criminal law
and will fight for you.