Possession Of Cocaine For Sale

Charged With Selling Cocaine In Los Angeles? What Now?

Being accused of selling cocaine, also referred to as crack, is serious. When you are charged with possession of cocaine for sale, you could be looking at years of incarceration. If you or someone you know has been arrested for selling cocaine, you need to know about this charge.

Possession Of Cocaine For Sale

Possessing cocaine with the intent to sale is considered a felony offense. The prosecution doesn't necessarily have to prove that you actually sold it — just that you intended to sell it. They will look for evidence that you planned to sell the drugs, such as the packaging of the cocaine, weighing scales and other factors that might indicate you may be selling the narcotic. If you are found guilty, you could be fined and imprisoned. If federal prosecutors charge the crime, you could be facing an even harsher punishment.

You should also be aware that manufacturing cocaine could lead to a longer time behind bars. The same applies to cutting cocaine. It is important that you seek legal help immediately, if you are accused of selling, manufacturing, or cutting cocaine.

How A Los Angeles Drug Defense Lawyer Can Help

If you have been charged with selling cocaine, you want your attorney to have as much time as possible to start working on your defense. Your lawyer will be able to review the evidence and look for weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you. He or she will also review how the evidence was obtained and if your constitutional rights were violated.

For more information or to get free legal advice, contact Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP. We will review your situation and explain your legal options, including a possible defense. We are former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys and know how these cases are prepared and argued. We will use our 40 years of combined knowledge to help keep you out of jail.

Have you or someone you know been charged with selling cocaine or any crime? Contact Ernenwein & Johnson, Los Angeles and Orange County criminal defense lawyers, today at 424-552-3901 for a free case review.