What Happens if Your Child was Caught with a Possession of Cocaine?
If your child was caught with cocaine and charged with possession, then there may be significant penalties if they are convicted of the offense. Persons charged with a crime have certain rights that must be exercised when applicable. In some cases, there may be defenses to cause a reduction or dismissal of the charges. If your child is facing charges for possession of cocaine, contact a Nacogdoches TX state criminal lawyer.
What are the potential penalties for possession of cocaine?
If you are convicted of possession of cocaine, then you could have fines imposed, jail/prison time, mandatory drug treatment, random drug testing, community service, and probation. A conviction could also significantly affect future job and educational opportunities.
Because of the potential for these significant consequences, you should seek out legal counsel from a Nacogdoches Criminal Lawyers.
What are some defenses to a cocaine possession case?
There may be defenses available to challenge the cocaine possession charges or otherwise justify a reduction in the charges or penalties. Some defenses that may apply include:
• Illegal searches and seizures
• Insufficient evidence to prove possession
• Illegally obtained admissions and statements
• Improper testing procedures
• Lack of knowledge
In all cocaine possession cases, the prosecution must be able to prove the legal elements of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. If you can present evidence to show doubt, then you may be acquitted of the offense.
How can an attorney help?
An attorney can review your case and the evidence to identify possible defenses. An experienced attorney can provide legal representation and advocate on your behalf when facing Federal Drug Charges. An attorney will protect your rights and take whatever action is necessary for your defense.
If you or your child is facing charges for possession of cocaine, contact the Law Office of Reynaldo P. Morin.
The Law Office of Reynaldo P. Morin, PLLC provides experienced federal and state criminal drug representation in Nacogdoches County, Angelina, Rusk, Henderson, Panola, Shelly, San Augustine and Sabine County.