Defense for Cocaine-Related Drug Crimes
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Have you or a loved one been arrested for any type of cocaine-related drug crime? I can help. I am an experienced attorney who has more than a decade of experience in both law enforcement and criminal defense. I can apply my diverse knowledge and understanding of both sides of cocaine charges to help you seek the most advantageous outcome possible to your case.
For drug crimes involving cocaine or any derivatives thereof, a defendant may be facing the following penalties, depending on the amount of drugs involved. These penalties may apply for cocaine possession,
distribution or sale,
- 2 grams to less than 10 grams: 1 year in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
- 10 grams to less than 100 grams: 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000
- 100 grams or more: 4 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000
There are situations where enhanced penalties may apply, including in the event that the defendant already has a conviction for a drug crime on his or her record. Cocaine offenses involving minors or committed within a certain distance of a school or church are also subject to increased penalties, as are offenses that involve selling or providing cocaine to another person who loses his or her life as a result.
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In some extreme cases, cocaine trafficking or other drug crimes related to this controlled substance may result in a defendant facing life in prison. Make sure you have a competent lawyer on your side to represent your interests in the face of Philadelphia cocaine charges. You deserve criminal defense representation and it is important that you take advantage of this right away if you desire to achieve a positive outcome.