Transportation for Sale

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Transportation for Sale (HS 11352):

In order to be convicted under statute HS 11352, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you either: engaged in transporting, importing, selling, administering or giving away drugs in California, that you knew the drug was in your presence and that it is an illegal substance, and that there was enough of the controlled substance present in order to be used as a drug. If the prosecutor cannot prove these factors beyond a reasonable doubt, then you will not be convicted of selling or transporting a controlled substance.

 Penalties (HS 11352):

It is a felony to sell or transport a controlled substance under Health and Safety code 11352. If convicted of selling or transporting a controlled substance, you may face up to 5 to 6 years in state prison, with fines up to $20,000. If you are an immigrant, deportation is very likely. Depending on the circumstances of each case, sentencing will be heightened depending on the amount of controlled substances in possession for sale or transportation.

11352. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this division, every
person who transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes,
administers, or gives away, or offers to transport, import into this
state, sell, furnish, administer, or give away, or attempts to import
into this state or transport (1) any controlled substance specified
in subdivision (b), (c), or (e), or paragraph (1) of subdivision (f)
of Section 11054, specified in paragraph (14), (15), or (20) of
subdivision (d) of Section 11054, or specified in subdivision (b) or
(c) of Section 11055, or specified in subdivision (h) of Section
11056, or (2) any controlled substance classified in Schedule III,
IV, or V which is a narcotic drug, unless upon the written
prescription of a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or veterinarian
licensed to practice in this state, shall be punished by imprisonment
pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for
three, four, or five years.
(b) Notwithstanding the penalty provisions of subdivision (a), any
person who transports any controlled substances specified in
subdivision (a) within this state from one county to another
noncontiguous county shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to
subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for three, six, or
nine years.
(c) For purposes of this section, “transports” means to transport
for sale.
(d) This section does not preclude or limit the prosecution of an
individual for aiding and abetting the commission of, or conspiring
to commit, or acting as an accessory to, any act prohibited by this
section.

11352.1. (a) The Legislature hereby declares that the dispensing
and furnishing of prescription drugs, controlled substances, and
dangerous drugs or dangerous devices without a license poses a
significant threat to the health, safety, and welfare of all persons
residing in the state. It is the intent of the Legislature in
enacting this provision to enhance the penalties attached to this
illicit and dangerous conduct.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 4321 of the Business and Professions
Code, and in addition to any other penalties provided by law, any
person who knowingly and unlawfully dispenses or furnishes a
dangerous drug or dangerous device, or any material represented as,
or presented in lieu of, any dangerous drug or dangerous device, as
defined in Section 4022 of the Business and Professions Code, or who
knowingly owns, manages, or operates a business that dispenses or
furnishes a dangerous drug or dangerous device or any material
represented as, or presented in lieu of, any dangerous drug or
dangerous device, as defined in Section 4022 of the Business and
Professions Code without a license to dispense or furnish these
products, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon the first
conviction, each violation shall be punishable by imprisonment in a
county jail not to exceed one year, or by a fine not to exceed five
thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Upon a second or subsequent conviction, each violation shall be
punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year,
or by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both
that fine and imprisonment.