GHB is prescribed to help with individuals with sleeping disorders. But it also is used for illegal purposes. For example, possessing GHB for personal use is illegal in California. Any time a person has the drug without a valid prescription, it’s considered a Schedule III controlled substance. In the State of California, it’s also a crime to be under the influence of GHB with a valid prescription.
An individual is considered “under the influence” of GHB when the substance is found in the defendant’s body. In addition, the prosecution must also show the defendant:
Yes. If you are more than the prescribed amount of GHB but have a valid prescription, you can be found guilty of being under the influence of GHB.
In California, being under the influence of GHB is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 1 year in jail. It is also possible to receive an alternative sentence, such as drug diversion, instead of time in jail.
Some possible defenses include:
Yes. Contact a criminal lawyer regarding your under the influence of GHB charge.
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