If police have arrested or charged you with a cocaine offense, a key factor in crafting a winning defense is a deep understanding of how the state intends to prosecute your case. As a former Deputy District Attorney who has gone to trial hundreds of times, Anthony Falangetti knows exactly how to approach defending a cocaine crime.

You may be an innocent victim caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether you are innocent or have some involvement in a cocaine crime, you need a hard-hitting, aggressive Southern California cocaine lawyer on your side, immediately. West Coast Defense has extensive experience defending against cocaine offenses, and the strategies that can lead to a case dismissal or an acquittal. Call (800) 922-6989 to learn how we can help you.

Why Are Cocaine-Related Crimes So Serious?

The federal government regulates cocaine in any form under the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970. This legislation categorizes illegal substances into 5 categories (schedules) of severity with corresponding punishments for drug offenses. Cocaine, crack cocaine, or coco leaves are in schedule 2.

Schedule 2 drugs are considered to be a serious danger to society.

Methamphetamines, opium, methadone and several others are also classified in schedule 2. The criteria for schedule 2 drugs are that they may have some accepted medical use in our country, but have a high potential for abuse, and abuse of the drug will lead to severe psychological and physical dependency or damage.

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The Penalties Are Extreme But We Can Help

Prosecutors will charge drug possession for personal use as a misdemeanor, based upon the quantity of the drug. They will seek felony charges if there is any indication that you had possession with intent to sell, traffic, or distribute. Drug trafficking is a felony drug offense and has mandatory prison sentence of 5 years or more, if you are arrested near a school zone, or you have prior conviction on your record, the penalties will be increased.

West Coast Defense has the experience and record of accomplishment to help you fight back, and is highly committed. We like to win. Call now at (800) 922-6989 for a free consultation. As a former L.A. County prosecutor, Anthony knows the strategies of prosecutors and can make sure your rights are protected.

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Discover how our expanded services can benefit you. Contact us today at (800) 923-1776 for a complimentary consultation and case review. With our main offices in Long Beach, we’re here to represent and support clients throughout Southern California in their diverse legal needs.

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