Cocaine Possession & Sale
Cocaine Possession & Sale
The Blanch Law Firm is one of the premier criminal defense firms in New York and the nation, and has a long, successful track record of defending individuals charged with drug-related crimes. Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced with cocaine possession and sales laws and have a sophisticated understanding of drug trials.
All cocaine charges are serious, even possessing small amounts of it can lead to prison time. State drug enforcement agencies and federal drug agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) severely prosecute cocaine possession and sale. The government spends billions of dollars investigating, trying and imprisoning those accused of drug offenses. Because cocaine is such an addictive drug, law enforcement agencies treat this drug possession penalty with a heavy hand. Those convicted of possessing or selling cocaine will be charged with a felony and face heavy jail time, fines and more. In fact, some drug convictions can be in violation of the USA Patriot Act, which means some drug violations could lead to anti-terrorism convictions.
Cocaine laws in New York are severe, as are federal cocaine laws. If you are arrested for possessing cocaine, you are facing minimum jail time (anywhere from 4 months to 15 years) and fines of up to $500,000. Even possessing small amounts of cocaine will lead to serious fines and often jail time.
Penalties for cocaine sales in New York are potentially life changing. Fines range from $2,500 to $1,000,000, and a life sentence could be imposed if the violation is serious enough. Cocaine sales are usually treated as felonies, meaning that a conviction will lead to at least a minimum jail sentence.
Federal Cocaine Penalties
The DEA treats all cocaine charges seriously, and if you’ve been charged by federal authorities for possessing or trafficking cocaine, avoiding jail time will be difficult without an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even minor cocaine charges will lead to a 5 year prison sentence if you are convicted, as well as in millions of dollars in fines.
Having qualified criminal defense attorneys who understand the federal and state drug laws regulating cocaine possession and sales is absolutely necessary in order to avoid prison time and overwhelming fines. The Blanch Law Firm’s unparalleled understanding of drug laws and in-depth experience with drug trials gives everyone of our clients an opportunity at the best possible outcome. Our attorneys are skilled in various drug defense areas, including voluntary rehab programs, probation, expungement and more.
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
To speak with a criminal defense attorney about your cocaine possession and sale defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.