The crime of drug sales is the illegal selling of illegal drugs. Drug sales can include acts such as the selling, transporting, furnishing, and administering of these drugs.
Offenders convicted of the crime of drug sales are governed under Health and Safety Code 11352. Health and Safety Code 11352 reads in part that any person who transports, imports into the state, sells, furnishes, or administers an illegal substance, unless upon the written prescription of a physician, dentist, or podiatrist in the state, shall be punished by imprisonment. The terms of imprisonment are dependent upon the type and quantity of the illegal drug in question. Generally, an offender receives a sentence of three, four, or five years of imprisonment. In addition to imprisonment, the court may impose a significant fine as well.
It is important to note that, generally, an offender convicted of this crime is not permitted to exchange jail time for a rehabilitation program.
Federal drug sales prosecutions can result in incarceration up to and including life imprisonment, depending on the charge, enhancements, and the defendant’s criminal history.
An effective defense can protect against a drug sales charge.
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