An accusation of illegal cocaine possession or sale can be a huge obstacle in your life. Unlike marijuana, Oregon takes a rather hard-line stance on cocaine, resulting in substantial and severe penalties. If you or a loved one faces any cocaine-related charges, you need an experienced and aggressive lawyer on your side.
Edward Kroll is a former prosecutor with extensive experience in litigating drug crimes. He will provide an aggressive, competent defense to those faced with these difficult charges.
Simple possession of cocaine is a Class C felony. Possession of a residue amount only may be treated as a misdemeanor in some counties. Delivering (selling) cocaine is a Class B felony, and if the recipient is under 18 years old, or the delivery is within 1,000 feet of a school, then the charge is enhanced to a Class A felony.
Ownership of a certain amount of the drug, along with other things can classify a Possession, Delivery, or Manufacturing charge as a Commercial Drug Offense , carrying enhanced penalties. In addition, delivery to a minor can carry a potential 34 – 72 month prison sentence, even if you have no prior criminal history. If you are manufacturing cocaine, or are caught delivering substantial quantities, you can face 34 – 130 months in prison.
Oregon law does not discern between powdered cocaine, or crack / rock form.
Although most cocaine crimes, even those with substantial quantities, are prosecuted by local authorities, if you provide cocaine to someone who later dies of an overdose, you could face federal charges under the “Len Bias” law.
In each case, we aggressively attack the state’s case against you. If law enforcement stopped, searched, and arrested you in violation of your constitutional rights, we will file motions to suppress this illegally-obtained evidence. If the court agrees with us and suppresses the drugs, then often times, the case against you will fall apart.
Edward Kroll has defended numerous clients on drug charges, and as a former prosecutor, he understands how to attack the state’s case. If you or a loved one faces cocaine charges, contact Portland cocaine defense attorney Edward Kroll today for a free and confidential consultation, so we can begin your defense.