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Have you been legally accused of committing transportation or distribution of methamphetamine? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Felonies, Federal Crimes, Federal Drug Charges, Drug Manufacturing, Transportation/Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Possession for Sale to name a few.

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What Does it Mean to Transport or Distribute Methamphetamine?

It is illegal under Health and Safety Code 11379 to:

  • Sell or exchange methamphetamine for money, goods, services, or anything of value
  • Transport methamphetamine from one location to another with the intent to sell or distribute it
  • Distribute methamphetamine or provide it for other people
  • Administer methamphetamine to someone else
  • Attempt to do any of the above

In order to be guilty of transportation or distribution of methamphetamine, the following have to be proven:

  • The defendant engaged in one of the above activities
  • The defendant knew that there were drugs present and knew of their nature as a controlled substance
  • The defendant sold or transported a usable amount of methamphetamine

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Penalties for the Transportation/Distribution of Methamphetamine

The transportation and distribution of methamphetamine is a felony under Health and Safety Code 11379 HS. The penalties include:

  • Incarceration time, or
  • A fine up to $10,000

If you distribute methamphetamine across 2 or more county lines the imprisonment sentence increases.

There is an additional year in jail if you distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a drug treatment center, a detox facility, or a homeless shelter.

If you’re distributing or transporting more than one kilo of methamphetamine you face an additional 3 to 15 years of imprisonment.

Cases prosecuted in federal court could face much more severe punishment.

Legal Defenses for Transportation/Distributution of Methamphetamine

If you were transporting methamphetamine but did not intend to sell it then you can’t be charged with this crime.

You only transported and distributed methamphetamine because you were coerced into doing so by a police officer. This is called entrapment. It means you wouldn’t have done the crime under normal circumstances.

About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and am on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where I am regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s siuation with compassion and empathy, and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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