Philadelphia Cocaine Possession Lawyer
An arrest for cocaine possession can lead to significant ramifications legally, professionally, and socially. You could easily lose your job, be expelled from a university, or be ostracized from your previous social circles.
Protecting your reputation and future after a cocaine possession charge means hiring a Philadelphia cocaine possession lawyer immediately. Our law firm can protect your rights, ensure you are treated fairly, and reduce the likelihood of being convicted.
Pennsylvania Drug Laws and Cocaine Possession
There are different degrees of cocaine drug convictions. If, for example, you are accused and convicted of possessing drugs and this is not your first offense, your penalties could include up to three years in jail and paying a $25,000 fine.
However, a conviction for selling drugs would be a felony that carries up to fifteen years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
Furthermore, using and selling cocaine is a federal crime, so if you are believed to have transported drugs over state lines, you could face additional penalties.
Cocaine-related charges can irrevocably damage the course of your future. Your Philadelphia cocaine possession lawyer can attempt to have the charges reduced wherever possible. The difference between selling and possessing is so significant, every option available should be explored.
Penalties Associated with a Cocaine Conviction
The first conviction can lead to a misdemeanor with up to one year in prison. A second offense can result in two years in prison, and a third offense three years.
A first conviction can result in having to pay a $5,000 fine as well. This makes hiring a Philadelphia cocaine possession lawyer in your best financial interest.
Building a Strong Defense
When building your defense, we will examine how you were arrested and what probable cause law enforcement had for doing so. If they conducted an illegal search which led to the discovery of drugs, we can move to have the evidence thrown out.
Additionally, if your rights were violated at any time during your arrest or subsequent questioning, we try and prevent certain pieces of evidence from being admitted in court. This weakens the prosecution’s case and makes them more likely to either offer a plea bargain or reduce the charges altogether.
Your defense may also include several other important elements:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Character witnesses
- Evidence that you have entered a drug treatment program
Once your defense is assembled, we will also let you know if negotiating a plea bargain or going to trial would be in your best interest. Our job is to advise, but the ultimate decision will be up to you.
Speak with a Philadelphia Cocaine Possession Lawyer Today
When you visit our office for a consultation, we can discuss your case in further detail and make recommendations regarding how to best proceed with building your defense.
Your life could be forever changed for the worse after a drug charge conviction. Discuss your case with a knowledgeable Philadelphia cocaine possession lawyer from Young, Marr & Associates by calling (215) 701-6519 and keep your life on track.
NO JAIL TIME
Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
Commonwealth v. "S"
Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.
As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.