Cocaine is a dangerous drug that has been classified as a Schedule II controlled
substance according to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Possession
of a controlled substance such as cocaine is against the law. If you are
found by law enforcement officers to have cocaine in your possession,
whether you planned on using it for recreational purposes or you intended
to distribute it, you could be facing very serious charges and penalties.
The only instance in which cocaine is legal is when it is administered
by a physician as a specific type of anesthetic used in certain medical
procedures. Penalties for possession of cocaine can include lengthy prison
sentences, significant fines, probation, mandatory completion of a drug
treatment program and more. Besides facing criminal charges, any individual
convicted of drug crime involving cocaine could also face civil penalties
of up to $10,000 per violation.
If you have been arrested for possession of cocaine, hiring an experienced
Fort Worth criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of David Sloane
will put you in a much better position of being able to avoid serious
charges and penalties. Attorney Sloane is a former police officer with
20 years defense experience. He has a reputation for preparing tough defense
strategies to help his clients fight the charges they face and he can
be counted on to aggressively pursue the outcome that is in his clients'
best interests. To find out more about how he and his firm can help you
obtain the favorable outcome you seek,
contact his offices today to schedule your complementary, no-obligation consultation.