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If you have been charged with possession for sale of methamphetamine in Orange County, under Health and Safety Code Section 11351, you may face harsh penalties if the prosecution can successfully prove the elements of the crime.

Orange%20County%20Possession%20of%20Meth%20Attorneys%20888-280-6839.jpgYou need the experienced Orange County defense team at Wallin & Klarich to fight for you using an effective defense strategy. There are a number of defenses that could result in the dismissal or reduction of your possession for sale of methamphetamine charge. Here are some successful defenses that our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can raise on your behalf:

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If you find yourself facing criminal charges for being in possession of Methamphetamine you will need to be aware of what the prosecution must prove in order to convict you.

Possession%20Of%20Methamphetamine%20Defense%20Attorney%20888-280-6839.jpgSince meth is classified as a controlled substance, simply having possession of a usable amount can result in criminal charges. You can be deemed to be in “possession” by having it on your person (i.e., in your pocket) or having it in a place that gives you easy access to it (i.e., your car or home).

However, keep in mind that there needs to be a “sufficient quantity” of it; meaning that you need to be in possession of enough to get yourself high. Simply having residue or traces of it is not enough to be charged.

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California Health and Safety Code Section 11377 makes methamphetamine (“meth”) possession illegal. Meth Possession is a serious crime with serious penalties. If you are charged with meth possession, it is important that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney to get you the best possible result in your case.

Meth possession means that you had physical custody of the meth. You must also know the nature of meth as a controlled substance to be convicted. The amount of meth also has to be usable. If this can be proven, you may face a conviction for meth possession.

Having an experienced attorney can help you bring up defenses to your charge. There are many defenses to meth possession. The obvious one is that the defendant did not have physical control over the substance. Furthermore, the defendant cannot be convicted of possession of methamphetamine if he/she was not aware or had knowledge that the methamphetamine was in their presence or that it was a controlled substance.

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