California Drug Charging Guide

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Create DateApril 5, 2017
Last UpdatedMay 29, 2017
Charging Guide (Rev 0317)

The One Page Charging Guide

Have you ever recovered a controlled substance and thought to yourself, "What was that charging section again?" This drug charging guide has the answers you need. This charging guide gives you the down and dirty answers. Keep it on your mobile or print it out and keep it in your car. It's not the exhaustive list, but it does have the answers to the most common questions.

This drug charging guide is for California only.


Author: Keith Graves
Keith is the 2016 Narcotics Officer of the Year for the State of California and a prior winner of the MADD California Hero Award. Keith has been a Police Officer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990 and has years of experience as a Narcotics Detective and a Narcotics Unit Supervisor. Keith is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292) and teaches both the DRE course and the Drug Abuse Recognition Course. Keith has also taught at the Police Academy and has developed several drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association, California POST and California Colleges. Keith has held other assignments besides narcotics including Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and 20 years as a SWAT Team member and SWAT Team Leader. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training and drug investigations. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary's College of California and a MA in Criminal Justice. Keith is the Founder and President of Graves & Associates, a company dedicated to providing drug training to law enforcement and private industry.

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