California Possessing GHB without Prescription Lawyers

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What is GHB?

GHB is a prescription medication used to treat serious conditions. But when a person possesses GHB without a prescription, it’s considered to be illegal. It becomes a Scheduled III Controlled Substance.

How is Illegal Possession of GHB Defined in California?

 In California, personal possession of GHB is defined as having the substance without a valid prescription.

What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove to Convict Me of GHB Possession?

In California, the prosecution must show that the defendant:

What is The Punishment for GHB Possession?

GHB possession is a wobbler, meaning it can be a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are convicted for a misdemeanor, then you can face up to one year in county jail. If you are convicted for a felony, then you can face 16 months to 3 years in prison.

What Are the Possible Defenses to a GHB Possession Charge?

Any possible defense depends on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. However, some common GHB possession defenses include: 

Is Possession of GHB The Same as Being Under the Influence of GHB?

No. Being under the influence of GHB is a separate crime. It means the defendant had too much GHB in their system at the time of arrest.

Should I Contact a Lawyer to Help Me with My GHB Possession Case?

Yes. Contact a criminal lawyer regarding your GHB possession case and how to resolve it.

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Last Modified: 08-01-2016 09:49 PM PDT

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