Defense Against Methamphetamine Charges
If you have been charged with meth possession or sale, you have the right to hire a dedicated criminal trial attorney. I am attorney J. David Markham, and I can provide defense for people charged under California Health and Safety Codes:
- 11377: Possession of meth
- 11378: Possession for sale of meth
- 11379: Transportation of meth
- 11379.6: Manufacturing of a controlled substance, such as meth
Working out of my office in Lakeport, I serve people in that community, as well as Clearlake and the surrounding parts of Lake and Mendocino counties.
The Fine Line Between Meth Possession and Sale
People who possess meth for personal use are often charged with possession for sale, simply because of the amount they have. There may be no other indication that the drug was going to be distributed. In reality, the person charged may have had no intention of distribution at all.
Regardless of intent, a person charged with possession for sale of meth faces much more serious penalties than a person charged with possession alone. My first challenge in these cases is to convince the opposition that the charge is inaccurate. This is a challenge that I have the experience to handle.
Treatment is an Option
As a certified criminal law specialist, I know the options available to people charged with possession of meth. In many situations, jail time can be avoided if the accused agrees to a drug treatment program. Not only does this option keep a person from harsh penalties, it can provide a path to a better future for people who may have become addicted to meth. As your lawyer, I will provide you careful guidance. I will help you find the option that is best for you.