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Gillette Cocaine Defense Lawyer

Protecting Your Future After a Gillette Cocaine Arrest

Wyoming has some of the strictest drug laws in the country, especially for hard drugs like cocaine. Even possessing a small amount of cocaine can put a defendant in jail for up to a year. Prosecutors like to take harsh stances against anyone arrested for possessing or selling cocaine, but there is hope.

If you or someone you love was arrested on a cocaine-related charge, you should contact a trial attorney at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. Our Gillette cocaine defense attorneys can use all of our knowledge, resources, and expertise to fight for your freedom. We have an in-depth understanding of Campbell County’s courts and can work to get your charges reduced or dropped. Call us today at (307) 257-7800 to get a free case strategy session.

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Wyoming Cocaine Laws

Wyoming classifies cocaine as a Schedule II controlled substance, the second highest classification for a drug. While it has a history of being used in the medical field, cocaine is illegal for use, possession, sale, and manufacturing on both a state and federal level. If you are arrested for cocaine, you can bet that the court will punish you to the full extent of the law. You can also face more serious charges for having “crack cocaine.”

The most common drug charges a defendant can face for cocaine are:

  • Possession: If you have any amount of cocaine in your possession (pockets, work locker, house, vehicle, etc.) and are aware that you have cocaine, then you can be charged with possession.
  • Intent to Sell: If you attempt to sell cocaine or have enough cocaine in your possession to sell, then you can be charged with intent to sell. Prosecutors can also charge you for related factors, such as having cocaine in individual containers, having large amounts of money, or having a weapon on the premises.
  • Manufacturing: Attempting to manufacture cocaine or having the equipment to manufacture cocaine can lead to a drug manufacturing and cultivation charge.
  • Trafficking: Transporting cocaine a significant distance, such as over county or state lines, can lead to a trafficking charge. Crossing state lines can get the DEA, FBI, and other federal agencies involved.

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Consequences of a Cocaine Conviction

All of the above offenses can lead to a lengthy jail sentence and extensive fines. Wyoming courts do this to keep drugs out of our communities, but this attitude can lead to excessive punishments. When it comes to cocaine, the penalties for a conviction are based around the amount of drugs you allegedly had.

If you are convicted of possessing less than three grams of cocaine or five grams of crack cocaine, you can face:

  • Up to one year in a Campbell County jail;
  • A fine of up to $1,000;
  • Misdemeanor probation; and/or
  • Drug rehabilitation or another diversion program.

However, if you are convicted of having more than three grams of cocaine or more than five grams of crack cocaine, a court can sentence you to:

  • Up to seven years in a Wyoming state prison;
  • A fine of up to $15,000;
  • Felony probation; and/or
  • Drug rehabilitation or another diversion program.

Intent to sell, manufacturing, and trafficking are all felonies and come with lengthy prison sentences. In addition, if you are arrested near a school, rehab facility, or other at-risk area, you can face additional charges.

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Beating a Cocaine Charge in Wyoming

As harsh as Wyoming’s laws are, there are options. For one, a first-time offender may be eligible for a drug diversion program, which will focus on treating a substance abuse issue rather than punishing you. This option is only available for first-time offenders charged with possession.

Everyone else needs a strong defense to avoid being sent to jail for years and having their reputation ruined. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., our legal team can get started on your case immediately. As trial attorneys, we have years of experience fighting for clients in courtrooms and getting their charges reduced or dismissed, including in cases involving possession and distribution.

Based on our years of experience successfully defending clients, we can use several defenses on your behalf, including:

  • You did not have cocaine on your possession.
  • You were not aware that the substance you had was cocaine.
  • You did not have enough cocaine to justify an intent to sell charge.
  • You did not transport cocaine a significant distance or over county lines.
  • Officers illegally searched your home or vehicle.

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Campbell County Drug Crime Attorney Fighting for Your Freedom

If you or someone you love was arrested for a cocaine-related charge, reach out to Gillette drug crime defense lawyer as soon as possible. Campbell County courts can issue harsh punishments for seemingly minor offenses. Our trial attorneys can provide an aggressive defense on your behalf, fighting to get you a fair deal or a complete dismissal of all charges. To sit down with us in a free, confidential consultation, call Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., at (307) 257-7800.

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