Powder Cocaine Offense

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Powder Cocaine Offense

Cocaine, whether it’s in powder, base or crack form, is illegal to possess, sell, and transport in California. Violating those laws can result in state or federal charges. Powder cocaine is a Schedule II drug under California Health & Safety Code 11055 (b) (6)).

If you’re facing a California cocaine charge, it’s important to have knowledgeable California defense attorneys at your side. An experienced drug defense lawyer from The Kavinoky Law Firm has the skills needed to aggressively fight any powder cocaine charge.

There are a number of charges that can be brought in a California cocaine case, including possession, possession for sale, sale, manufacturing, and being under the influence. With the exception of under the influence, each of these is a felony that carries significant prison time if you’re convicted.

In addition to the charges listed above, there are numerous sentencing enhancements that can be brought in a California cocaine case. These include enhancements for weight, prior convictions, firearms, locations and minors. These sentencing enhancements can add years to your punishment in a cocaine case. You can’t be punished for a sentencing enhancement unless the prosecutor proves both the underlying drug charge and the enhancement beyond a reasonable doubt.

Fortunately, it’s possible to aggressively fight a California cocaine charge. Skilled California defense attorneys can thoroughly analyze your case and determine the most effective strategy to fight the charges, which may include a motion to suppress evidence.

Alternative sentencing that allows you to avoid incarceration is sometimes available in California cocaine cases. Alternative sentencing options may include a deferred entry of judgment (DEJ), Proposition 36, or drug court. An evaluation by a skilled substance abuse expert may help to persuade the court that alternative sentencing is appropriate.

A California cocaine conviction carries extremely harsh punishment, but it’s possible to fight the charges. A knowledgeable California drug lawyer from The Kavinoky Law Firm will fight to minimize or even eliminate the consequences of a cocaine charge. Please contact a skilled drug defense attorney today at 1.800.NO.CUFFS for a free consultation.