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Possession Of Cocaine

Arrested For Possession Of Cocaine?

It is against the law in every state to possess, buy or sell cocaine. Georgia laws are particularly strict in punishing drug crimes.Possession of any amount of cocaine can lead to felony charges. If convicted of the charge, you may be facing two to 15 years in prison. If this is not your first offense, you may be subject to up to 30 years in jail.The consequences of cocaine possession are steep. Allow The Law Office of Timothy McCalep to review the alleged facts against you and fight for your best interests if you are being charged with:

  • Possession
  • Trafficking
  • Distribution
  • Intent to distribute
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

If I am your attorney, we can discuss the possibilities such as a probated sentence, or a pre-trial diversion opportunity.

Do Your Charges Include Trafficking Cocaine?

If your cocaine arrest includes charges for trafficking, it is important to understand that the charge carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence. Your best move forward is contacting an experienced attorney who can negotiate your fate with the prosecuting attorney.

Georgia law indicates that any person who sells, manufactures, delivers, or brings into the state of Georgia or anyone who is in possession of 28 grams or more of cocaine or of any mixture with a purity of 10 percent or more of cocaine and the punishment is as follows:

  • For a quantity of cocaine of 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, the sentence is a mandatory minimum jail term of 10 years and a fine of $200,000
  • For a quantity of cocaine of 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, the sentence is a mandatory minimum jail term of 15 years and a fine of $300,000
  • For quantities of cocaine 400 grams or more, sentencing includes a mandatory minimum jail term of 25 years and a fine of $1 million

I understand Georgia’s laws and have established relationships with the District Attorney’s Office. I am eager to provide you with the ability to prove your innocence. Call my office at 404-988-5809 or contact me online right away.

Providing You With An Assertive And Comprehensive Legal Defense

Your penalties may increase, depending on the circumstances of your arrest. If you had cocaine on you while in a school zone, with a child present, or had your gun with you, the charges against you could be ratcheted upward.

Ultimately the judge is in control of sentencing, which can be based on your prior criminal convictions already on record. I look forward to providing you with dynamic representation as a lawyer well-versed in Georgia’s courts, accountability courts and recovery programs.

Protect your privacy and learn more about the charges against you by contacting The Law Office of Timothy McCalep at 404-988-5809 for a free consultation. You may also contact my office online.