Cocaine Charges in Santa Rosa
Experienced Drug Defense Lawyer
As a Schedule I drug, cocaine leads to harsh charges under California law.
Depending on your circumstances, you may face misdemeanor or felony charges
after an arrest for a cocaine-related drug crime.
criminal defense firm, The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia, to receive the legal representation
required by your situation. As a
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Penalties for Cocaine Crimes
The amount of prison time and fines you may face for a cocaine crime is
based upon the nature of your charge and, in some cases, the amount involved.
For example, possession of any amount of cocaine can result in prison
sentencing ranging from 16 months to 3 years, as per the judge's discretion.
Similarly, a conviction of trafficking may result in up to 5 or 9 years,
depending on the details of the offense.
Sale of cocaine, on the other hand, is punished according to the nature
of a sale:
- 2-4 years in prison for charges of a basic sale
- 3-5 years in prison for possessing cocaine base with intent to sell
- Up to 9 additional years for sales involving a minor
- Up to 5 additional years for sale near a school
- Additional time for sales near a religious or youth center
In addition to prison sentencing, some fines and community service will
be required after a crime. When a crime is non-violent, state law allows
the defendant to opt for minimal charges in exchange for probation or
a short jail sentence. With an experienced Santa Rosa drug defense attorney
on your side, you can work to reduce or completely eliminate your charges.
With more than 10 years of experience, I am prepared to handle whatever
charges you may be facing.
Call my firm, The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia, to schedule a