Selling Cocaine in Los Angeles: Penalties, Legal Defenses

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 the Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein. We will review your situation and explain your legal options, including a possible defense. Robert Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and knows how these cases are prepared and argued. He will use this knowledge to help keep you out of jail.

Contact a Los Angeles or Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer today at 310-375-5858 for a free case review.