California Possession, Sale, or Transportation of Ketamine Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with the possession, sale, or transportation of ketamine, aka “Special K,” aka “Kitkat,” you should immediately call a Los Angeles ketamine defense attorney at The H Law Group to represent you and defend you. The attorneys at The H Law Group have the experience and knowledge to best protect you and achieve the best possible outcome for you. You should not take a charge of possession, sale, or transportation of ketamine lightly because you face a maximum jail sentence of up to six months in county jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000.

So, if you’ve been charged with ketamine possession, the sale of ketamine, or the transportation of ketamine, you should immediately call a Special K defense attorney at The H Law Group to defend you and fight for your freedom. Schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a medication that is used as an anesthetic and pain-relief medication; however, clubbers and party-goers have found a new use of ketamine, they’ve begun using it for the trance-like state that it puts them in when taken in low doses. The effects of ketamine start showing after five mins of administration and last for twenty-five minutes afterward, in some cases, the effects last up to one hour. Club goers and party-goers enjoy the hallucinations and dissociation that result from taking ketamine.

Possession of Ketamine

If an individual is convicted of misdemeanor possession of ketamine under California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Section 11377 HS, he faces a maximum county jail sentence of six (6) months, as well as being ordered to pay a fine of up to $1,000. Since possession of ketamine is a lesser offense than the sale of ketamine, the court may allow you to complete a drug treatment program instead of spending time in jail. If you choose to complete the drug diversion program for the possession of ketamine, not only will you not be sent to jail, the charges against you will be dismissed. So, if this is your first-time offense for ketamine possession, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles Ketamine Possession Attorney at The H Law Group to defend you, and possibly enable you to complete the drug diversion program instead of going to jail.

Possession for Sale of Ketamine

If an individual is convicted of violating California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Section 11379.2 HS, he may be charged with either misdemeanor possession for sale of ketamine or felony possession for sale of ketamine. If convicted of misdemeanor possession for sale of ketamine, an individual faces a maximum of one year in county jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. However, if an individual is convicted of felony possession for sale of ketamine, an individual faces a maximum California prison sentence of three years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. Unlike a violation of 11377 HS, where an individual can complete a drug diversion program and have the charges against him dismissed, this option is not available to individuals convicted of possession for sale of ketamine.

Driving Under the Influence of Ketamine

If an individual drives a car while under the influence of ketamine, the prosecution can convict him of a DUI under California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 23152(f), which makes it a crime for an individual to drive a car while under the influence of ketamine and any other type of drug. For individuals charged with a first offense of driving under the influence of ketamine, the prosecution typically brings misdemeanor charges and, if convicted, an individual faces up to 6 months in county jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000.

Ketamine Charges Defenses

The type of ketamine charge that’s brought against you will dictate the type of defense that your ketamine defense attorney will make. Here are some of the defenses that your criminal defense attorney can make to defend you.

Ketamine Possession “Special K Possession” Defense

For example, if the prosecution brings a possession of ketamine charge against an individual, the individual will be able to defend himself by presenting evidence that he possessed a valid prescription. Ketamine is now being prescribed for depression, so if you have a prescription, you should be able to beat a charge of ketamine possession (Special K Possession) under 11377 HS. As such, you should immediately call a Los Angeles Special K lawyer from The H Law Group to defend you and fight for you in court.

No Intent to Sell Special K “Ketamine”

If you’ve been charged with possession of ketamine with intent to sell, the best defense, depending on the facts of your case, is to argue that although you possessed ketamine, you did not intend to sell ketamine. The effectiveness of this defense depends on the amount of ketamine or Special K that you had in your possession. The larger the amount of ketamine, the less likely it is for this defense to work. That said, if the facts of your case support making this defense, your Los Angeles Special K defense attorney will make it on your behalf.

Illegal Search and Seizure

If you’ve been charged with possession of ketamine or possession with intent to sell special K, your attorney may be able to defend you on the grounds that the ketamine uncovered was done so in violation of your constitutional right to be free from illegal searches and seizures. If your attorney can show that your constitutional rights were violated, hey may be able to have the evidence against you excluded, which leaves the prosecution without evidence to use against you. If this happens, the prosecution may dismiss the charges against you, or it might be more willing to negotiate a favorable plea deal for you. Also, if you have been charged with ketamine possession for sale, your attorney may be able to have the charges against you reduced to a charge of ketamine possession. Special K possession is a less serious crime than possession for sale, so it carries a lighter sentence. If you’ve been charged with selling ketamine or possession with intent to sell ketamine, you should immediately call a Los Angeles Drug crime attorney at The H Law Group to represent you and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Not Under the Influence of Ketamine

If an individual is charged with driving under the influence of ketamine, an individual can fight the ketamine DUI by arguing that he was not under the influence of ketamine at the time he was driving. This is a complete defense to a special K DUI because for the prosecution to convict an individual with driving while under the influence of drugs (ketamine), it must show that the individual was impaired at the time he was stopped. If the prosecution cannot show that you were intoxicated by ketamine, the charges against you should be dismissed. If the prosecution refuses to dismiss the charges, your attorney may be able to negotiate a great plea deal for you. To best defend yourself, you should contact a Los Angeles ketamine DUI attorney to defend you and achieve the best possible results for you. 

Contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with the possession of ketamine, sale of ketamine, or transportation of ketamine, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney to represent you and fight for you in court. The earlier our attorneys begin working on your case, the better of defense they’ll be able to offer. So, if you’ve been charged with or arrested for ketamine or special K crimes, please contact The H Law Group and schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

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