Drug crimes may come with a stigma but the reality is that people in every
type of profession and from all walks of life may find themselves accused.
Many times this is a wrongful allegation and it is just an issue of being
in the wrong place at the wrong time. A false accusation should be forcefully
fought, but many people can also deal with receiving harsher penalties
than what actually fits the crime. A conviction can be life altering and
lead to penalties of jail, fines, rehabilitative treatment and more.
One man is now facing the outcome of a case, after pleading guilty to the
charges against him. The former state crime lab forensic analyst was suspected
of taking drugs from work. He worked in a California lab and was said
to have taken around a half pound of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine
that had been retained for evidence purposes. The 43 year old man, HB,
had the start of his trial this week and chose to enter a plea for the
embezzlement charges against him. He is potentially looking at jail time
of 16 months, along with other potential penalties.
The case is expected to come to an end soon and the former employee will
be sentenced. While he may deal with considerable jail time, the outcome
of a conviction can include many other ramifications. A conviction will
be on his criminal record and this information may be looked into by potential
employers. It can limit his future career, along with other important
aspects. A conviction is a challenging thing to go up against. It is best
to work with a Pasadena criminal defense attorney to seek a reduced penalty
or fight charges all together.
Contact us at
The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal today.