I would like to know what these charges mean. 1) Poss sale cntl sub st 2) Pss cntl sub 3) Spec alleg-fel bail
4) Gt real property
5) Receive stolen prop
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I expect there is more than an academic interest in these specific charges on your part. If you are charged, get direct advice from a qualified, experienced California criminal defense lawyer. That is where not only legal definitions, but their application to your specific facts will lie. Stop asking lawyers who are strangers to your case to provide you with advice remotely with incomplete information. Get to a lawyer and good luck.
Answer for educational purposes only.
1) Possession for sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing range 16 months-4 years, depending on the substance.
2) Possession of controlled substance. 1 year - 3 years, depending on the drugs involved. It could also be a misdemeanor. Simple possession is often charged as a "lesser included offense," which means if the DA can't get a possession for sale conviction, they might be able to get a conviction on this charge.
3) As Mr. Dane notes, it could mean that the DA is asking the judge to make sure his bail money comes from a legal source, not dope sales. It might also mean he's on bail in another felony case, which could add two years to the total sentence.
4) Grand theft is stealing property worth more than $950. The sentencing range is a year to three years, depending on whether it's filed as a misdemeanor or a felony.
5) Receiving stolen property has the same sentencing range as grand theft. Again, this might be "charged in the alternative," so it the DA can't prove he actually stole the property, they might be able to get a conviction on receiving stolen property.
Please understand that this is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer and does not create an attorney/client relationship. It's impossible to give detailed, accurate advice based on a few sentences on a website (and you shouldn't provide too much specific information about your legal matter on a public forum like this site, anyway). You should always seek advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction who can give you an informed opinion after reviewing all of the relevant information.
Possession for sales of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled unatance, an allegation regarding bail (possibly an out on bail enhancement or a hold under 1275.1 regarding source of funds; grand theft and receiving stolen property.
The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact dependent, so to get a thorough analysis of your situation, you will need to consult face to face with an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the incident took place. Do not conclusively rely on any information posted online when deciding what to do about your case.