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Los Angeles Cocaine Crimes Lawyer

Criminal Attorney Defending State or Federal Cocaine Offenses

In California, cocaine possession is considered a felony drug crime under Health & Safety Code 11350. A conviction for simple cocaine possession can result in state prison time for up to 3 years. Even if you were not under the influence of cocaine at the time of your arrest, you can still be arrested for possession of cocaine if it was in your immediate possession or in your property and you knew of its presence.

According to State and Federal law, it is a felony offense to be in possession of any amount of cocaine. In Los Angeles, police and prosecutors take cocaine possession very seriously and will aggressively pursue a conviction, even if it is the first time you have been arrested and have no prior criminal history. In order to obtain a cocaine possession conviction, Los Angeles County prosecutors must prove that you had the cocaine in your possession and that you knew the cocaine was your possession and that you had control over it.

Cocaine Possession for Sale

Possession of cocaine for sale is also considered a felony drug crime under California Health & Safety Code 11351. However, to secure a possession with intent to sell conviction, prosecutors must prove that you actually had the intent to sell the cocaine. Los Angeles prosecutors usually claim that the criminal element of "intent to sell" can be proven based on the circumstances surrounding the cocaine drug charges:

  • By proving the amount of cocaine in your possession was more than just for personal use
  • Showing evidence that the cocaine was packaged into numerous small bags
  • Presenting evidence of the possession of weight scales or large sums of cash

Contact a Los Angeles Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

If you are now facing state or federal cocaine criminal charges in Los Angeles, it is critical that you obtain experienced Los Angeles criminal lawyers who will aggressively fight for your legal rights and protect your freedom. Any knowledgeable drug crime attorney should consider if your rights were violated during the arrest, if the search & seizure laws were violated, if you knowingly had possession of the cocaine and if police used entrapment to make the arrest.

At Cron, Israels & Stark, our Los Angeles defense attorneys work aggressively to seek the best possible outcome to your cocaine criminal charges. In drug cases where the charges cannot be dismissed, we will work to ensure that the charges are minimized and that they do no result in a strike under California's Three Strikes Law. Any cocaine conviction will come with severe penalties that could affect you personal and professional life for many years. Therefore, it absolutely critical that you have an experienced drug crime lawyer on your side.

If you have been arrested for any type of cocaine criminal offense anywhere in the Los Angeles area, then call our office today for a free case evaluation. Your call is strictly confidential. We will handle your drug crime charges discreetly and with compassion. We are here to help guide you through the complex legal process associated with your cocaine charges.

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1541 Ocean Ave., #200 Santa Monica, CA 90401. Phone: (310) 451-9888 View Map