Weight And Search Issues In Cocaine-Related Cases
If you were arrested and charged with a cocaine-related offense, there are important questions to consider. How did authorities find the cocaine in the first place? Where was it located? How was quantity determined? Answers to these questions will affect the potential defenses in a case.
At Randall & Stump, PLLC, we know how fact-dependent these cases are, and we have defended clients accused of a wide range of related charges. Our attorneys know how to mount a tough defense in cocaine and other drug crime matters. Using our experience, which includes helping write a book on criminal procedure, we can provide you with a straightforward assessment of your case, including realistic recommendations as to a resolution in your best interests.
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The potential prison sentences related to many of these charges are severe. Details and the strength of the defense can make the difference between a significant prison term and probation.
We handle all types of cocaine and crack drug charges filed in state court such as:
- Felony-level charges based on the quantity in your possession
- Possession with the intent to sell and/or deliver, which often is alleged based on the quantity or when a scale or baggies are found in proximity
- Sale and/or delivery
- Manufacture of cocaine
- Cocaine trafficking
Defenses exist. There are constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure based on hunches or broad generalizations. Whether the location where the drugs were found was under your control could become another issue; you might not have known about a college roommate’s stash, for instance or whether the officer accounted for the weight of the item used to store the drugs, when totaling the charging weight. What happened in your specific case will dictate the defense strategy that we develop to mitigate the consequences.
We encourage you to view our case results to see our track record of positive outcomes.