Riverside Cocaine Attorney
California Cocaine Charge Defense Lawyer
State and federal laws regarding illegal drugs are confusing and complex.
They can also seem inequitable or unreasonable. Nowhere is this more apparent
than in federal laws concerning crack cocaine and powdered cocaine.
Devoted exclusively to the defense of the accused.™
As with all drug charges, the penalty for cocaine offenses depends upon
the type of drug and the amount a person has in his or her possession.
The 100:1 Crack/Powder Cocaine Ratio
Federal sentencing guidelines for possession of five grams of crack cocaine
automatically trigger a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. It takes
500 grams of powder cocaine to trigger the same mandatory five-year minimum
sentence. This "100:1 crack/powder ratio" means street dealers
of crack cocaine are punished far more severely than the powder cocaine
dealers who sell them the raw materials to make crack.
Though it seems unreasonable, it is the law. That is one reason it is extremely
important to retain a Riverside criminal defense attorney who is experienced
defending clients against all state and federal charges relating to possessing,
distributing, or manufacturing crack or powder cocaine. Whether you were
accused of possessing one rock of crack; kilos of powder cocaine; or precursors
to manufacturing such as scales, baggies, and baking soda, we can help.
A History of Successful Defense
At Blumenthal Law Offices in Riverside, California, we have a long
track record of success defending clients against charges related to cocaine.
We will fight aggressively to achieve the best possible resolution to
your case, whether that is through negotiation or at trial.
For knowledgeable legal representation and personal service, people throughout
Riverside and San Bernardino Counties rely on Blumenthal Law Offices.
Contact us today for a no-charge consultation.
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