This educational video on cocaine possession was provided by Drew Fritsch, an experienced Buffalo Drug Crime Attorney. If you were charged with possession of cocaine and are in need of an experienced Buffalo cocaine possession lawyer, contact us today for a free consultation.
- Charges for cocaine possession may be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the amount.
- Possession of half a gram or less is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
- Possession of more than half a gram is a felony and may be punished by a much longer jail sentence.
- An attorney can recommend options, such as drug treatment or evaluation which may result in charges being reduced, or even eliminated.
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Dealing With Police:
- Use a calm, respectful tone. Do not yell, threaten, or be sarcastic.
- Respond to questions promptly and comply with the officer's directions.
- Do not “resist” arrest: do not run, struggle, or try to prevent officers from putting you in handcuffs or placing you in a vehicle.
Remember that the arresting officer will testify at your trial. The officer will mention your comportment – good or bad. Testimony to your disrespectful behavior will make a judge less likely to reduce or drop charges, and could make that judge harsher in sentencing; testimony to your good behavior could contribute to lighter sentencing or reduced charges.
All that said, remember that you do not have to answer any questions. Instead of acting disrespectfully, some people are too forthcoming when under arrest, and end up saying things that incriminate themselves. It will be wise for you to inform an officer respectfully that you do not wish to answer questions, invoking your right to communicate with your lawyer.
If you are being investigated for a crime, contact our law office immediately. Time is of the Essence. Do not talk to anyone about your case except for your attorney.