Fighting Cocaine Charges
Having cocaine in your possession is no different than possessing any other type of serious drug. This could lead to charges being filed against you which could result in a conviction. If you have been convicted of possessing Cocaine, you could face jail time, fines, and probation in addition to having a drug conviction on your permanent record.
In the event that you’ve been charged with manufacturing, trafficking, possession, or distributing cocaine, you are looking at very serious consequences. The laws are quite strict and so will be the judge hearing your case. However, you can fight these charges and receive the best possible outcome with the help of Ms. Speas, an accomplished Minneapolis drug crimes defense lawyer. If cocaine was found to be in your possession, it doesn’t mean you should simply accept all of the potential consequences without fighting the charges. It is possible that there may be evidence in your favor that could cause charges to be reduced.
Aggressive Representation You Can Trust
Jennifer Speas has over 25 years of experience defending clients in drug charge cases. She is experienced in the following types of cocaine-related offenses:
- Cocaine distribution– Distribution of cocaine is a serious offense. Among the different types is distributing cocaine near a school or to a minor. Being convicted of distributing to a minor or near a school is brings forth penalties and consequences that are even harsher.
- Possession with the intent to distribute – Possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it is a felony. Evidence for intent to distribute cocaine is various distribution tools such as baggies or anything else used to package cocaine.
- Cocaine possession – regardless of how much cocaine you are found to be possessing, being convicted of cocaine possession faces very serious consequences. If you are caught possessing cocaine for personal use, you could be sentenced to drug treatment, community service and/or prison time if convicted. The judge has flexibility with sentencing and may impose additional punishment as the law allows and as he or she sees fit.
- Manufacturing of cocaine – Operating or being part of a cocaine production operation could bring charges of manufacturing of cocaine, which is a very serious charge. Even though this is something that can occur outside of Minnesota and even the United States, it is still very serious.
Working Hard To Prevent Drug Crime Convictions
If an offense involves cocaine, it is considered very serious and the punishments are severe. Depending on different factors, potential punishment includes heavy fines and up to a life sentence in prison. The judge will examine all facets of your criminal history, whether or not you are being accused of a distribution crime and where the drug was distributed, the amount of the drug, whether anybody was harmed and the type of the cocaine. Cases such as these are highly detailed and you need a Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer that will defend you vigorously so that you can get the case over and move on with your life.
Contact A Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
The devastation caused by being accused of cocaine-related crimes is widespread and severe. A great deal of damage can be done to your reputation, your career, and your future. Regardless of the merit of these charges, you deserve a strong defense against them. Jennifer Speas can help you, just as she has helped many clients through the Twin Cities, achieve the best result that you need. To learn more, call the Speas Law Firm, P.A., at 612-333-6160 for an initial consultation.