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Fentanyl Criminality in the Media

By San Diego Attorney on December 30, 2022

Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid analgesic, like morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more powerful. It is a schedule II prescription drug and is typically used to treat patients with severe chronic pain or to help manage pain after an accident or surgery. Fentanyl can be administered via injection, patch, or tablet. It is also sometimes used illicitly as a recreational drug. Fentanyl can be extremely dangerous; even a small dose can cause respiratory depression and death.

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What Are the Levels of Fentanyl Charges You Could Be Facing?

By San Diego Attorney on October 20, 2022

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, similar to morphine, but 50 to 100 times more potent, as stated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is a prescription medication, used to treat patients with severe pain, particularly after surgery, or patients with chronic pain who cannot tolerate other opioids. As a prescription medication, fentanyl is sold under names such as Durgesic, Actiq, and Sublimaze.

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Is It a Crime To Take Drugs Without a Prescription?

By San Diego Attorney on September 15, 2022

Many people use FDA-approved drugs to help them manage a myriad of health problems. These medications are usually given to you in conjunction with your doctor, who will issue a prescription. However, what happens if you possess these drugs without a prescription?

You should know that in the state of California, it is a crime to possess drugs without a prescription under the Business & Professions Code 4060 BP. This is because prescription drugs are controlled substances, meaning that possession and use of them without a valid prescription is illegal.

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Driving Under The Influence of Heroin

By San Diego Attorney on June 1, 2022

What does California consider driving under the influence of drugs?

Driving under the influence of drugs is a charge laid by the police against people driving while affected by any drug, apart from alcohol. Drugs can include illegal substances like heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine, or they could be purchased legally or prescribed to you.

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Marijuana in CA: What’s Legal, What’s Not?

By San Diego Attorney on March 18, 2022

Proposition 64, the Adult Use Marijuana Act, permits the private use, sale, and cultivation of marijuana for people over the age of 21. There are still a number of restrictions regarding where it can be used, how it can be purchased, and the amount of marijuana that you are allowed to legally possess or cultivate.

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Understanding a Fentanyl Drug Charge

By San Diego Attorney on September 22, 2021

Fentanyl is classified as a controlled substance in California. You might be prosecuted for simple possession or possession with the intent to sell, depending on the amount of the substance in your possession.

Keep reading to learn about the charges and ramifications if you have obtained fentanyl without a prescription or have committed prescription fraud.

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The Juvenile Charges for Selling Adderall

By San Diego Attorney on December 30, 2020

Despite its widespread use as a prescription medication for a variety of mental health conditions, Adderall is considered a Schedule II drug in the state of California. Possessing or using Adderall without a prescription can lead to serious drug charges for adults, and there are still significant consequences for minors. As this drug is prescribed for young adults with ADHD and can be abused as a study aid, it is not uncommon for juvenile offenders to illegally buy or sell the drug for quick cash to fellow students. Any of these actions can drastically impact their future.

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Rules for Marijuana Delivery Drivers During COVID-19

By San Diego Attorney on September 5, 2020

As San Diego County is still operating under the Stay at Home Order in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have had to shift to curbside, takeout, or delivery options to maintain their operations. This has included the cannabis industry, as dispensaries are currently allowed to employ marijuana delivery drivers to fulfill customer orders. However, there are still certain restrictions and regulations that drivers must abide by in order to avoid breaking the law.

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What Happens If You Have Cannabis in a Drug-Free Zone?

By San Diego Attorney on July 22, 2019

Since the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in 2016, the recreational use of marijuana has become legal in the state of California. With the new legal landscape that comes along with an overhaul of long-standing drug laws, many individuals find themselves confused as to what is actually allowed.

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Possession vs. Intent to Sell

By San Diego Attorney on June 4, 2019

Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a crime in California that carries serious penalties, including up to a year of jail time. However, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell is a much more serious offense. The difference between the two charges may hinge on the ability of the prosecutor to prove that you intended to a sell a drug in your possession. To get an experienced San Diego drug crime defense attorney on your side, contact jD LAW, P.C., at (760) 630-2000.

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