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El Cajon Possession of Methamphetamine Lawyer: HS 11377(a)

If you have been arrested or charged with HS 11377(a), contact Kern Law, APC today. We have represented clients charged with HS 11377(a) for 15 years. We provide a confidential consultation. Our office is conveniently located in La Mesa, and we are open 24 hours.

EL Cajon is a city of about 100,000 residents located in the East County of San Diego. Possession of Methamphetamine used to be a felony in the State of California. After Proposition 47, possession of methamphetamine became a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor conviction in El Cajon still has serious consequences. For example, a conviction can result in up to one year in county jail, three years of probation, fines, public work service, a Fourth Amendment Waiver (Fourth Waiver), a criminal record, and additional consequences. Fourth Waivers have real implications because it allows law enforcement to conduct a search without reasonable suspicion, probation cause, or a warrant. This includes vehicle and residences.

There are many defenses to a HS 11377(a) charge. For example, did the search violate the Fourth Amendment, meaning was it conducted without a warrant? The Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before it conducts a search. If no warrant was present for the search and seizure, there must be an exception to the warrant requirement. At Kern Law, APC we have filed numerous motions on behalf of clients to have evidence suppressed (thrown out in court), which may lead to a dismissal to the charges. Additionally, were statements made that violated the Fifth Amendment, meaning in violation of Miranda. Was the methamphetamine in a useable amount, and did the person arrested actually “possess” the methamphetamine. This is not a complete list of potential defenses and more defenses may be applicable to your case.

Contact Kern Law, APC today and speak with an attorney about your case.