Under California Health and Safety code §11350 and §11377, the legislation makes it unlawful to be in possession of certain controlled substances, defined by the code section. The type of drug thatsa person is found in possession of will have an impact on the potential consequence a person may face.
Those found in possession of amphetamines, including methamphetamines, may face a potential sentencing range established by California Health and Safety Code §11377. A first time offense has the potential of being charged as only a misdemeanor and has a good probability of being dismissed with completion of a Drug Diversion program.
Possession of Cocaine or Crack is regulated under California Health and Safety Code §11350. First time offenders may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on the quantity found. They may serve up to 3 years in jail but have a strong opportunity to be allowed to enrolls in a Drug Diversion program which, upon completion, will lead to a dismissal of charges.