California’s Health and Safety Code covers a variety of subject areas with regard to health and safety issues within the state, including topics such as prescription and illegal drugs and drug possession, women’s health, pest abatement, and the regulation of health care facilities. Because the Code is rather extensive, many people have no idea how to avoid violating the Code in the first place, or, if they are already in violation, they do not know what the penalties are and what the related costs will be.
Oftentimes, the answers to these questions are given right there in the relevant Code section. Accordingly, if you have been charged with a health and safety violation, it would be wise of you to contact a San Francisco white collar criminal defense attorney who is familiar with and skilled in handling these types of cases. For example, the average person has no idea that even something as ordinary as the possession of medically-prescribed drugs is illegal unless the prescription is current and available, and the penalty for the possession of prescription drugs may possibly be just as severe as the penalty for cocaine possession.
For persons or businesses that are already struggling to stay afloat in this economy, the effects of a violation and the costs and penalties associated with the Code sections can be destructive and can ultimately ruin a business or a person’s financial standing. That is why it is crucial for you to have a skilled attorney who is well-versed in the areas of the Code and can directly relate the law to the particulars of your case. If you need the services of a San Francisco white collar criminal defense attorney, please contact Chris Morales for a free consultation.