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.