If you are charged with cocaine possession or distribution (sales/trafficking), you can face state and/or federal penalties. It is critical that your attorney has the federal court experience to defend you.
Cocaine Drug Defense Attorneys
The attorneys at Rosales Law Firm are former prosecutors who have handled hundreds of drug crime cases. As defense attorneys, we practice in Texas state courts and federal courts. We have the experience and skill to defend you against cocaine charges.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 915-219-5516. Our El Paso cocaine possession attorneys represent clients throughout El Paso and surrounding areas, including military members stationed at Fort Bliss.
Life In Prison Is A Possibility
If you are sentenced to prison for a federal drug crime, you must serve a minimum of 85 percent of your sentence, which could be up to life in prison. The amount of cocaine you are accused of possessing is a significant factor in determining the charge and penalties you will face. The differences between penalties for possession and possession with intent to distribute, for example, are based on how many grams of cocaine you had in your possession at the time of the arrest.
The base offense levels for cocaine base (crack cocaine) have changed for federal offenses committed after November 1, 2010. The new sentencing guidelines are as follows:
- A five- to 40-year prison term for 28 grams of crack or 500 grams of cocaine
- A 10-year to life in prison term for 280 grams of crack or five kilograms of cocaine
The following penalties apply if you have prior convictions:
- A 20-year minimum mandatory prison term applies after one prior felony drug conviction
- A mandatory life term of imprisonment applies after two or more prior felony drug convictions
Fort Bliss Cocaine Drug Charges Lawyers
Contact our office or call 915-219-5516 today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.
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