Drug Crimes


Although THE LAW OFFICES OF VICTORIA CLEMANS has represented many clients with substance abuse issues, the one crime that is highly charged is sales of  a controlled substance such as METH or 11379(a). There are all kinds of “buy busts” set up throughout the Southland and you never know when you’re selling to a confidential informant or a “CI” also known as a “snitch”.

11379(a) states in pertinent part: *****

  1. Defendant transported, sold, furnished, administered, or gave away a controlled substance or
  2. Defendant offered to transport, sell, furnish, administer, or give away a controlled substance;
  3. Defendant knew of the controlled substance’s presence;
  4. Defendant knew it to be a controlled substance.

(Rideout v. Superior Court (1967) 67 Cal.2d 471) (People v. Rogers (1971) 5 Cal.3d 129).

Again, while prevalent in the inner cities, this drug has become so popular that people of all races, gender and class are buying this drug. It is know for the “euphoric” state that comes when smoking “crack” aka Crystal Meth.

Another popular drug is Ecstacy or “Molly”. People like this drug for after parties and even some of the famous rappers are known for using this drug which is also an aphrodisiac. It gives you energy to stay up all night partying and has become very popular with kids and adults for these purposes.

11379 is NOT A WOBBLER and is charged as a felony due to the dangers of the drug.****

However, 11377 is a straight possession and the legislature recently changed this crime (possession only) from a wobbler to a straight misdemeanor.

If and when you’re caught red-handed selling any of these drugs, you are facing a MINIMUM of 2 years in state prison.

That is why you need an experienced advocate such as THE LAW OFFICES OF VICTORIA CLEMANS who can help you to find a defense and resolve it in a light most favorable to you.

We recently had a case where the client was caught selling to a confidential informant. After several months of investigation, use of an expert and finding flaws in the police report, we were able to obtain a misdemeanor (11377) which can be expunged after a short period of probation.

WE AT THE LAW OFFICES OF VICTORIA CLEMANS do a “case by case” analysis to save your job, save your life and save you from time in custody.

Since the change in the legislature (AB-109) many serious felons are now being house in local County facilities. This makes it very dangerous for someone who has never been in custody and doesn’t know the “rules” or the “codes” of being in custody.

We recently represented a client who picked up a misdemeanor and was represented by the public defender. He was in custody for 10 days and was raped while in custody. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU.

We were able to obtain a no custody offer, and a misdemeanor after a short period of time on probation.


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