With just a small scanner, and in less than a minute, San Diego police are able to determine just what kind of drugs they are looking at. The new tool is aiding officers in determining what they are dealing with without ever having to open a package.
Identifying Drugs Has a New Tool for Police
San Diego police have been given a new tool to keep them safe. As dangerous opioids, such as fentanyl, have started to show up in street pills and powders, officers have been increasingly put at risk of accidental exposure.
In the past, officers have tested drugs in the field by scooping out a small amount of the found substance and mixing it with chemicals in their test kit. They would then await a color change and record the results.
Accidental exposure has happened as a result of the fact that these tests use glass capsules, which are able to break, to test the device.
The TruNarc device changes all of that. These high tech devices, which the manufacturer says uses laser light to easily and quickly test for more than 400 substances, including narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and analgesics through plastic or glass, keeps officers safe.
“Although TruNarc is not a silver bullet for everything, many agencies find the tool invaluable,” Bill Kotowski, sales manager for field and safety instruments.
Now that these tools are available to officers in the field, it makes it easier for charges to be brought. In the past, when substances had to be sent to a lab for review, it would delay the process. Now that substances can be identified easily during an arrest, charges can be brought swiftly.
Addiction to Prescription Drugs
One key aspect for the rising rates of addiction is the widespread availability of prescription drugs. Many doctors and patients alike know that a pill is the easiest and quickest way to take care of symptoms. In turn, patients trust their doctor will legitimately prescribe the pills that will be the answer to their prayers to relieve their painful ailments. The majority of people think that if a doctor prescribes drugs that are then filled by a reputable pharmacist, that they will be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, especially if the drugs aren’t used properly.
Being convicted of any drug crime is a serious matter. Most drug charges can carry heavy convictions, fines and stay on your personal record, which can affect your job, buying a home or getting a loan. If you are convicted for any drug related crime, it is in your best interest to seek a criminal defense attorney and never accept any deal without speaking to an attorney first. Drug charges range from minor possession to a more serious charge of drug manufacturing, whatever the charges are, know that you can find guidance with your case. Choosing a great criminal defense attorney will help your case and often reduce charges. The experience and knowledge needed to deal with a drug charge can be found at Seven’s Legal. Sevens Legal is well versed in a variety of drug charges that you may be convicted of and their experience is endless. At Sevens Legal you will find a successful team that is passionate about representing their clients. If you find yourself charged with any drug crime, it is imperative that you seek a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney that will guide you through the legal system and help with reducing your charges.
Find help with Drug Charges at Sevens Legal
Drug charges can stem from minor to more serious offences and at Sevens legal you can find a Criminal Defense Attorney for a number of drug related crimes. Regardless of the drug related crime, choosing Sevens Legal will help with protecting your rights and freedom and lead towards a positive outcome.
- Simple possession and possession for sale or distribution
- DUI involving drug possession
- Heroin manufacturing
- Money Laundering
- Cultivation of Marijuana
- Drug Trafficking or smuggling
- Juvenile or student drug offenses
- Unauthorized possession or sale of prescription drugs
Heath & Safety Codes You May Be Charged With
- Health & Safety Code 11550 HS “Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance”
- Health & Safety Code 11379.6 HS “Manufacturing Drugs and Narcotics”
- Health & Safety Code 11377 HS “Possession of Methamphetamine”
- Health & Safety Code 11352 HS “Sale or Transportation of a Controlled Substance”
- Health & Safety Code 11351 HS “Possession for Sale of Narcotics”
- Health & Safety Code 11350 HS “Possession of a Controlled Substance”
DUI of Marijuana
Driving under the influence of marijuana is a crime in California under Vehicle Code 23152(e) VC. It is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol under vehicle code 23152 (a) VC. Unlike with alcohol, however, the law does not specify that any particular amount of THC in the bloodstream automatically establishes impairment. This can make the crime difficult to prove. For you to be found guilty of DUI marijuana, the prosecutor must prove that:
- You drove a motor vehicle
- Under the influence of marijuana
- Because of the marijuana, your mental abilities were so impaired that you were unable to drive with the caution of a sober person, using ordinary care, under similar circumstances.
- The penalties for DUI of marijuana are the same as the California DUI penalties involving alcohol.
Experience that matters
At Sevens Legal you will find a knowledgeable group of attorneys that will help with any drug related charge(s) you may be facing. Sevens Legal has decades of experience in criminal defense and great criminal defense attorneys that will support you through the technical aspects of law and offer guidance regarding your case. If you find yourself in a position where you have been charged with a drug related crime, please call Sevens Legal for a free consultation and allow us to begin working on your behalf.
Criminal Defense Attorneys
3555 4th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 297-2800