Arrested for Cocaine Possession in Pennsylvania?

Fight Back With an Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer!

Whether you have a drug problem or not, being charged with possession of cocaine is one way of ruining your reputation. It’s unfair, but it’s true. Many people who are accused of cocaine possession feel the effects of these charges for years to come. The key to avoiding such long-term repercussions is to avoid a conviction at all costs. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to help.

Not everyone who is charged with possession of cocaine has a drug problem. But, it can seem like the legal system is judging you long before you have your day in court—painting you as a “bad guy” or an addict. It’s up to you and your attorney to fight these labels and work to minimize the effects of this case on your life.

Pennsylvania Cocaine Possession Laws & Penalties

The cocaine possession penalties in Pennsylvania are tough. For a first time offense, you are facing up to 1 year in jail and fines reaching $5,000.

But, if you are found in possession of more than 2 grams, you could face amandatory minimum sentence, meaning you will serve no less than 1 year for a first time conviction. Possession of more than 2 grams for a second or greater offense, could result in you being sentenced to no less than 3 years in prison.

In addition to these stiff penalties, you will also lose your license for at least 6 months upon conviction.

Beating a Cocaine Possession Charge

You want to avoid a conviction. Depending on the facts of your case, this could be possible. But the potential for your case to be resolved without legal penalties is dependent on a variety of factors. Our attorneys can help you understand your options and assist you in building a solid defense strategy.

The first thing your attorney will examine is the evidence against you. If that evidence was seized in violation of your rights, we could motion the court to have it suppressed. Similarly, if the police violated your rights at any time during your arrest or search, it could be grounds for having the case dismissed.

Most cocaine possession cases in PA courts end in a plea agreement. This is where you agree to plead guilty to at least part of the charges against you in exchange for a lenient sentence. The terms of each plea agreement are dependent on the facts of the case and the prosecutor working it. If it’s determined that such a plea bargain is in your best interest, your attorney can help negotiate the most favorable terms.

When you are accused of a drug offense, your freedom isn’t the only thing on the line. Your personal and professional reputation and relationships are as well. Let us help.

Contact us today to discuss your case and how we may be able to assist you in overcoming the most serious consequences.

For a free, criminal defense legal consultation on any cocaine possession or other drug charge in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, call us:

(888) 412-3298

We represent clients in criminal cases in courts across Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Carlisle and Lancaster, and  Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, and Lehigh Counties.

In Western Pennsylvania, we cover areas including the Pittsburgh, PA metro area and Allegheny County.

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