Categorized as a Schedule II drug in Nevada, cocaine is one of the more common types of drugs in use today. It comes in powder or as crack, a substance made from cocaine and sold to users in small amounts for massive profits. No matter its form, possession of any amount of cocaine is considered a class E felony, punishable by prison terms of 1 to 4 years.
Criminal courts are not kind to drug offenders and prosecutors will make every effort to make sure your cocaine possession charges turn into convictions. A solid defense is critical and an experienced drug crime lawyer with Okabe & Haushalter can make sure you get the best representation possible. While cocaine possession by itself is a serious charge, it could just be the start for a defendant who may also be facing charges related to the possession with intent to sell or distribution. These are more serious felonies that warrant longer prison terms and fines, especially for repeat offenders. All drug charges can impose penalties that are devastating to the lives of everyone around a convicted offender and no drug charges should ever be taken lightly.
Okabe & Haushalter is a criminal defense law firm in Las Vegas that has built a strong record of success by providing clients with what they need most: winning defense strategies. Our firm focuses on working closely with clients to attain the best possible understanding of the crime, as well as diligently researching all available documentation and other matters to build the type of defense approach that will put the prosecution on its’ heels. We fully support your right to a capable defense, and we will work tirelessly to see that you get the best result possible.
Contact a Las Vegas drug crime attorney from Okabe & Haushalter if you have been arrested for possession of powder or crack cocaine and need a strong advocate.