Upland, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: How much time can a person get for getting caught with half oz of meth at a jail

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Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Redding, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Penal Code section 4573, a felony, punishes bringing (or assisting in bringing) controlled substances into a prison, jail or camp. The punishment is 2, 3, or 4 years in the county jail

(under 1170(h)), assuming no prior strike convictions.

If someone else brought it in, and the charge was possession (11377 H&S)- it's a misdemeanor, or felony possession for sale (11378 H&S)- 16mos., 2, or 3 years in the county jail (unless there's a strike prior).

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