When facing any type of drug charges in California, it is a serious matter that requires immediate, aggressive legal representation. Even a small amount of a controlled substance could leave you facing heavy fines and a potential jail sentence. If you are in possession of larger amounts, drug sales could be inferred, exposing you to mandatory minimum penalties. Recent cases involving two men charged with drug sales and distribution-related crimes in San Jose show just how serious these situations are and what is at stake.
Student Faces Federal Charges In San Jose For Drug Distribution App
One 18-year-old student at the University of California at Santa Cruz allegedly created a smart phone app that allowed him to sell meth, cocaine, and other drugs to fellow students and others near the campus area. The man went so far as to hang up posters advertising the app, which was available through the Apple store.
The app became popular and caught the attention of both the local police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which set up a sting operation using an undercover DHS officer to catch the man in the act. The student was arrested and indicted on drug distribution and possession charges in the San Jose federal court. He is currently awaiting bail and faces of up to $5 million in fines and up to 40 years in prison.
San Jose Man Faces Lengthy Sentence for Meth Distribution
In a separate case that occurred within a brief two week period, a San Jose man was sentenced for his role in conspiring to distribute 430.5 grams of 100 percent pure methamphetamine, or crystal meth. The 51-year-old man was charged after being busted by federal authorities in a sting involving a confidential informant back in February 2017.
The man recently pleaded guilty after being indicted on federal charges of one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and another on distribution of the drug. He was convicted and sentenced to a mandatory minimum prison sentence of more than 13 years followed by five years of supervised release, while his co-conspirators in the crime face more than 10 years in prison each.
Contact Our San Jose, CA Attorneys Today for Help
When dealing with drug distribution charges, you face complicated federal processes and strict laws that require potentially lengthy mandatory minimum prison sentences. In these situations, you need an experienced drug crime defense attorney by your side.
At the Jachimowicz Law Group, we can defend you against both California and federal drug charges. However, to protect yourself, it is important to act immediately. Call our office at 408-246-5500 or reach out to our dedicated San Jose, CA drug distribution attorneys online today and request a free consultation to get our legal team fighting on your side.