If you're charged with a drug crime in Santa Ana, California, you have a lot at stake. A drug conviction can stay on your record forever and make it difficult for you to find a job or housing. Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law will work hard to help you avoid altering the course of your life.

Attorney Lengyel-Leahu is a practiced and aggressive defense lawyer who has helped countless clients get their lives back on track after drug charges. Call 714-497-6813 right now to schedule a consultation at the office of Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law in Santa Ana, CA.

Understand the 5 drug schedules in California

In California, and in most states, the consequences for drug crimes vary depending on the type of crime committed and the schedule of drug involved. The five drug schedules are outlined as follows:

  1. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous and heavily protected. These include heroin, certain opiates and marijuana. Although marijuana has been legalized for some recreational use, it is still illegal to possess large quantiles of the drug.
  2. Schedule II drugs include cocaine, methamphetamine and morphine.
  3. Schedule III drugs include benzphetamine, clortermine and certain depressants.
  4. Schedule IV drugs include barbital, chloral hydrate and methohexital.
  5. Schedule V drugs include prescription drugs like cough suppressants.

If you are caught with an illegal quantity of drugs of any schedule, you will need a defense attorney on your side ASAP. Reach out to attorney Lengyel-Leahu as soon as possible to start building your defense.