Vigorous Defense Against Cocaine Charges
Cocaine is a Schedule II drug and is considered illegal by the federal government and all 50 states. Whatever the reason for your cocaine-related arrest, you deserve a competent and aggressive criminal defense attorney who understands how to stand up to prosecutors.
Bellwoar Kelly, LLP has years of experience defending clients facing serious cocaine drug charges.
Possession Of Cocaine In Pennsylvania
As a Schedule II drug, cocaine is considered a substance with a high abuse potential. This means that even possessing it is a misdemeanor. A possession arrest could lead to jail time up to a year and a fine of up to $5,000. A second offense could lead to three years in jail and a fine of up to $25,000.
Our experienced team can look at the exact circumstances surrounding your arrest and advise you regarding your defense options.
Other Cocaine Crimes
If the police find a higher amount of cocaine than what they would consider typical for personal use, prosecutors may bring possession with intent to deliver charges. Drug trafficking charges are considered more serious than possession charges.
This is a felony-level offense that may lead to 15 years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000. The penalties for a second offense double.
Experience That Makes A Difference
The effectiveness of any defense strategy depends on a wide variety of factors. We understand that each case is different. That’s why we will spend time investigating the facts of your case before developing a defense plan. You may have options based on police procedural mistakes or insufficient evidence.
Bellwoar Kelly, LLP provides honest and clear client services around West Chester and Reading, Pennsylvania. After being arrested, schedule a meeting with lawyer Evan J. Kelly at 610-314-7066.