Possession of a Controlled Substance or “Simple” Possession is the unlawful possession for personal use of a wide variety of illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a prescription. Examples of controlled substances include cocaine, cocaine base (crack cocaine), heroin, and prescription drugs such as hydrocodone.
Simple Possession is a felony, but if the possession was not for sales, the defendant may qualify for drug treatment, instead of state prison, through a Penal Code § 1000 Drug Diversion program or a Proposition 36 drug program.
If you or someone you care about is facing a drug charge, the criminal defense attorneys at the Weinrieb Law Firm can help explain the charges and properly defend against them. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (818) 933-6555.