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Cocaine Possession/Possession for Sale: 1203.073

Possession of Cocaine (CA. Penal Code 1203.073) commonly called "coke", "snow", "blow" is a controlled substance. A "controlled substance" is defined as a drug / narcotic whose possession and manufacture are controlled by the government.

If charged with possession of Cocaine, the charges can be very serious. Often these charges are punishable by up to three years in a state prison and a maximum fine of $200,000. Eligible individuals may be able to participate in a drug diversion program, those complete this program can do so instead of facing prison time.

Attorney David Chesley with the help of the other attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley have helped many clients avoid jail time and complete drug diversion programs. This has saved our clients years in prison.

If you have been charged with the intent to sale, the consequences are mover severe than with possession. If prosecutor can prove that you had an intent to distribute cocaine you can face up to twenty five year in prison depending on the amount in question, and substantial monetary fines. Unlike possession charges, if you are charged with the intent to sale you are not eligible for a drug diversion program.

There are many defense strategies to be considered when facing these charges, at the Law Offices of David Chesley our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to not only identify what the best defense to use in your particular situation may be, but our lawyers will also execute the defense aggressively in the courtroom.

If you are charged with a cocaine or drug related offense call the Law Offices of David Chesley, we have expert attorneys who have familiarized themselves with the courtroom proceedings that take place in these situations. Hiring the right attorney to represent you in court for a serious offense is important. Our attorneys are available to answer any question you may have.

Possession of Cocaine/ Possession for sale Penal Codes

CA Penal Code 1203.073

(a) A person convicted of a felony specified in subdivision (b)  may be granted probation only in an unusual case where the interests of justice would best be served. When probation is granted in such a case, the court shall specify on the record and shall enter in the minutes the circumstances indicating that the interests of justice would best be served by such a disposition.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (a), probation shall not be granted to, nor shall the execution or imposition of sentence be suspended for, any of the following persons:

(1) Any person who is convicted of violating Section 11351 of the Health and Safety Code by possessing for sale, or Section 11352 of the Health and Safety Code by selling, a substance containing 28.5 grams or more of cocaine as specified in paragraph (6)  of subdivision (b)  of Section 11055 of the Health and Safety Code, or 57 grams or more of a substance containing cocaine as specified in paragraph (6)  of subdivision (b)  of Section 11055 of the Health and Safety Code.

(2) Any person who is convicted of violating Section 11378 of the Health and Safety Code by possessing for sale, or Section 11379 of the Health and Safety Code by selling a substance containing 28.5 grams or more of methamphetamine or 57 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine.

(3) Any person who is convicted of violating subdivision (a)  of Section 11379.6 of the Health and Safety Code, except those who manufacture phencyclidine, or who is convicted of an act which is punishable under subdivision (b)  of Section 11379.6 of the Health and Safety Code, except those who offer to perform an act which aids in the manufacture of phencyclidine.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in Section 1203.07, any person who is convicted of violating Section 11353 or 11380 of the Health and Safety Code by using, soliciting, inducing, encouraging, or intimidating a minor to manufacture, compound, or sell heroin, cocaine base as specified in paragraph (1)  of subdivision (f)  of Section 11054 of the Health and Safety Code, cocaine as specified in paragraph (6)  of subdivision (b)  of Section 11055 of the Health and Safety Code, or methamphetamine.

(5) Any person who is convicted of violating Section 11351.5 of the Health and Safety Code by possessing for sale a substance containing 14.25 grams or more of cocaine base as specified in paragraph (1)  of subdivision (f)  of Section 11054 of the Health and Safety Code or 57 grams or more of a substance containing at least five grams of cocaine base as specified in paragraph (1)  of subdivision (f)  of Section 11054 of the Health and Safety Code.

(6) Any person who is convicted of violating Section 11352 of the Health and Safety Code by transporting for sale, importing for sale, or administering, or by offering to transport for sale, import for sale, or administer, or by attempting to import for sale or transport for sale, cocaine base as specified in paragraph (1)  of subdivision (f)  of Section 11054 of the Health and Safety Code.

(7) Any person who is convicted of violating Section 11352 of the Health and Safety Code by selling or offering to sell cocaine base as specified in paragraph (1)  of subdivision (f)  of Section 11054 of the Health and Safety Code.

(8) Any person convicted of violating Section 11379.6, 11382, or 11383 of the Health and Safety Code with respect to methamphetamine, if he or she has one or more prior convictions for a violation of Section 11378, 11379, 11379.6, 11380, 11382, or 11383 with respect to methamphetamine.

(c) As used in this section, the term "manufacture" refers to the act of any person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical extraction or independently by means of chemical synthesis.

(d) The existence of any previous conviction or fact which would make a person ineligible for probation under this section shall be alleged in the information or indictment, and either admitted by the defendant in open court, or found to be true by the jury trying the issue of guilt or by the court where guilt is established by a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or by trial by the court sitting without a jury.

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