California has some of the toughest drug laws in the nation. The type of sentence given depends on a number of factors, circumstances, and the charge. There are several types of drug offenses in California ranging from simple possession of a controlled substance to sales of controlled substances; and the severity of these charges depends on whether they are charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Jayan Hong handles all types of drug offenses and has vast experience in this area having worked in courtrooms dedicated to only drug offenses.
Many drug offenses are eligible for alternative sentencing such as PC 1000 (deferred entry of judgment), Proposition 36 (Prop 36), and drug court programs.
California Penal Code Section 1000 is an 18 month drug diversion program which, if completed successfully, will result in your drug charge being dismissed. It is only available for certain types of drug offenses and has a specific set of eligibility requirements. Jay Hong has the expertise and knowledge to identify your eligibility into this program.
Prop 36 is another drug program which is available to first time and repeat drug offenders. Prop 36 also has specific eligibility requirements which Jay Hong can identify. Even if you are not technically eligible for Prop 36, Jay Hong can negotiate for such a disposition in your case.
Courtrooms across many counties also offer a drug program which are usually more strict and tougher than PC 1000 and Prop 36. If you are not eligible for PC 1000 or Prop 36, it is very possible that the court may accept you into one of their drug court programs.
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