Cocaine Charges Have Tougher Penalties
Cocaine is a Schedule II drug, which means it is more addictive and has an increased risk of abuse. Since it is classified this way, individuals accused of cocaine possession face tougher penalties than for other drugs.
Possession under 28 grams is charged as a felony, and defendants could receive up to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. Conviction of possession also results in your Florida driver’s license being revoked for one year.
Cocaine possession over 28 grams is automatically prosecuted as drug trafficking. It does not matter the intent of the individual arrested. The amount of cocaine triggers the trafficking charge. Anyone convicted of trafficking cocaine may have to serve a minimum mandatory sentence.
Over 20 Years Of Experience Defending Against Drug Charges
Cocaine possession, sale, distribution, trafficking or manufacturing are all serious crimes that can be prosecuted at the state or federal level in Miami. Attorney Marco Quesada can try cases in both state and federal court. He has successfully tried numerous drug cases, including more serious crimes like trafficking. Marco has over 20 years working as a criminal defense lawyer and six years working as an assistant public defender. He knows what it is like to be on both sides of the courtroom, which gives him a unique understanding of what to expect for you and your case.
Marco wants to do whatever is right for your case. That could mean helping you explore alternatives to trial, whether that is negotiating with prosecutors prior to trial or exploring drug diversion programs.
Attorney Quesada is a seasoned litigator. He will listen to your story, review the evidence and build a case in your defense. Perhaps you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe the police made an error during your arrest. At Quesada Law Firm, we work with you to weigh your options and then pursue the best possible outcome for you.