Many people charged with Adderall possession without a prescription or Adderall possession for sale have never been in trouble with the law before. Police are cracking down on students that use the drug to work late at a job or stay up and study for exams. The severity of the charges may seem frightening and confusing. We are also seeing an increase in people charged with “possession for sale” even when the person accused had no intent to sell Adderall.
At the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg, we understand the difference between abuse of recreational drugs and using Adderall to study, even if the police make no distinction. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands how to navigate these difficult cases.
If you are reading this, chances are you have been charged with one or more of the following offenses:
- Possession of Adderall without a doctor’s prescription
- Possession of Adderall for sale (with quantities greater than needed for personal use)
- Transportation of Adderall with intent to sell
Possession of Adderall
To prove possession of Adderall, the DA must show:
- The person charged doesn’t have a doctor’s prescription
- The person charged was in possession or in control of the Adderall
Possession of Adderall for Sale
To determine possession for sale, police will look at whether there is evidence of sales. Examples of this commonly include:
- Quantity that is more than for personal use
- Separately packaged pills
- Multiple cell phones
- Sales records (commonly called “pay and owes”)
Transportation of Adderall
In order to prove illegal transportation of Adderall, the DA must show:
- Large quantity found in a car
- Driver or car registered from out-of-state or long-distance within California
- Surveillance or information from an informant that someone came from out-of-state
How an Adderall Defense Lawyer Can Help
Local Expertise: An experienced Adderall defense lawyer will thoroughly review police searches and seizures of client property that were conducted with or without a warrant. At the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg, we are able to provide a practical, tailored defense based on our extensive experience in Los Angeles courthouses and prosecutor offices.
Detailed Knowledge of the Law: Possession of Adderall is punishable as either a felony or misdemeanor. As a misdemeanor, the punishment may be up to one year in county jail. As a felony, punishment may range from 16 months to three years in state prison. Charges of possession may be eligible for Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) or a drug diversion program. However, charges of possession for sale (H&S 11378) are not eligible for DEJ or drug diversion. Your charges deserve fair consideration.
Compassion: Many people charged with Adderall possession have never been in trouble with the law before. Police are cracking down on students that use the drug to work late at a job or stay up and study for exams. As such, the severity of the charges may seem frightening and confusing. However, the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg understand the difference between abuse of recreational drugs and using Adderall to study, even if the police make no distinction. It is important to have a lawyer on your side that understands the pressures of work and school and can work with prosecutors to resolve these cases. If someone has a problem abusing Adderall, we can help find an appropriate treatment program.
If you are charged with Adderall possession, Adderall possession for sale, transportation of Adderall or a related criminal drug offense, call Adderall and prescription drug defense attorney Jerod Gunsberg in Los Angeles at (323) 633-3423 for a free and confidential consultation about your case or get in touch via the secure contact form on this page. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.