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PITTSBURGH COCAINE LAWYER

PENALTIES FOR A COCAINE POSSESSION CONVICTION IN PENNSYLVANIA

Were You Arrested for Cocaine Possession in PA? Know Your Rights.

Whether you were charged with possessing a very small amount of cocaine or distributing a large quantity, you face prison time and severe fines upon conviction.

A simple cocaine possession charge can lead to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine for a first offense, if convicted.

But being charged with cocaine does not mean you will be convicted. You are innocent until proven guilty. David Shrager is an aggressive Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer who will work aggressively to prove your innocence or have your sentencing minimized or your charges dropped.

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BEING CHARGED WITH COCAINE
DOES NOT HAVE TO MEAN YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER ON HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Call or text Attorney David Shrager now at 412-969-2540 for a free legal consultation if you have been arrested for any of the following:

At Shrager Defense Attorneys we know that good people can make mistakes and then get caught up in a legal system that can be terrifying and threatening to their personal rights and freedom, not just for them but for their entire family.

We treat all of our clients with respect and help them understand what they are up against. We are extremely compassionate to our clients’ situations and circumstances.

PENALTIES & SENTENCING FOR COCAINE CHARGES IN PITTSBURGH, ALLEGHENY CO, PA

Simple Cocaine Possession Charges in PA

If you are charged with Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance, this means that there was no intent to deliver the cocaine (manufacture, sell, distribute or traffic).

Simple Possession is typically considered a misdemeanor under PA law and is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 for a first offense.

In addition your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked. If this is your second offense for simple possession, your punishment could be much worse upon conviction.

Call or text an experienced cocaine lawyer to discuss your circumstances.

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BEING CHARGED WITH COCAINE
DOES NOT HAVE TO MEAN YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER ON HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) Charges – Cocaine

Depending on the amount of cocaine and several other factors, such as whether you were found with a large amount of cash on your person, you may be charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID), which is considered a felony upon conviction and comes with severe penalties and fines.

If you or loved one have been charged with PWID, it is because the arresting officers suspected you of:

Penalties & Sentencing of Cocaine Possession in PA*

First Offense:

  • Less than 2 grams: A felony, one year in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing highly depends on prior convictions and other circumstances.
  • More than 5 grams of Crack Cocaine: Felony, minimum five years in prison.
  • 2 to 10 grams: Felony, minimum of one year in prison.
  • Over 10 to 100 grams: Felony, three years of prison.
  • 100 grams or more: Felony, four years of prison.

Second Offense:

  • 2 to 10 grams: Felony, minimum of three years in prison
  • Over 10 to 100 grams: Felony, minimum of five years of prison
  • 100 grams or more: Felony, minimum of seven years of prison

*Penalties can be greater if this is your second or subsequent offense, or if you are found with drugs in a school zone, selling drugs to a minor or carrying an illegal weapon.

Talking with an experienced Pittsburgh Drug Attorney like David J. Shrager is the best way to know what types of penalties you may face, given your circumstances.

Information on Forfeiture of Property

If your home or car is searched for cocaine the government may try to seize and resell your property where the alleged drug crime occurred. Talk to David J. Shrager to help you fight for what is rightfully yours.

DON’T BE SCARED; BE PREPARED.

We fight aggressively for the rights of our clients. A cocaine arrest is not a conviction. Being prepared with a sound legal defense is the best way to fight your charges.

There are many different programs available for first time offenders and we will push hard to get your charges dropped or reduced.

Hiring an aggressive attorney to prepare your case eases the worrying and stress that an arrest puts on you and your family. Attorney David J. Shrager is there for his clients 24/7 and you can call or text his personal cell phone if you have any questions about your case.

WHAT A COCAINE ATTORNEY CAN DO FOR YOU:

A skilled Pittsburgh drug attorney will closely examine all the alleged facts that led to your arrest. If you were arrested or charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, there had to have been probable cause. If it is found that your arrest stemmed from an illegal search and seizure, all charges will be dismissed.

People charged with illegal possession of cocaine often struggle with addiction and there may be a drug treatment program option available instead of having a prison sentence.

Options exist like the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD),  The Allegheny County Drug Court Program, which is a rehabilitative program that can shorten your sentencing or the Probation without Verdict Program (PWV) which could allow your charges to be dropped completely and your criminal record expunged.

However, you can only be accepted into these types of programs upon certain stipulations.

An aggressive attorney on your side can help push for your application and acceptance into these types of programs.

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COCAINE CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER ON HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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FREE Legal Consultation

Call or Text 412-969-2540 right now for a FREE initial legal consultation.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.