Cocaine Crime Attorney San Antonio TX
Defense for Clients Charged with Cocaine Offenses
At the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, I will zealously represent your rights, and make sure that you are afforded the full protection of the law. As a former prosecutor, I know exactly what is involved in a drug prosecution case, including those involving cocaine. I know how the state’s attorney thinks and prepares for trial. I have been on both sides which gives me an advantage in preparing and defending a case involving a cocaine related crime. Get in touch immediately after your arrest. Early involvement could be highly beneficial to your case.
If you have been charged for any of the following crimes involving cocaine, it is important to discuss your case with one of our attorneys:
- Possession with intent
I have been a prosecutor and now a criminal defense attorney dealing with cocaine-related crimes since 2002 in Texas and the San Antonio area. The possession of even the smallest amount of cocaine is a felony crime, and carries with it severe penalties and lengthy jail terms, depending on the amount of cocaine possession or distribution and the allegations against you.
Defense from San Antonio Attorney Kerrisa Chelkowski
In the state of Texas, even an amount of cocaine as small as less than one gram can result in a sentence of up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,000. As with all drug-related crimes, the larger the amount, the stiffer the fines and the longer the jail terms can be. As a first time offender, you may be eligible for a drug treatment program, which can help to mitigate your sentence, and possibly get you on the right track for a drug-free future.
There are many pitfalls to prosecuting a drug crime successfully, and as a former prosecutor, I am keenly aware of what to look for in the prosecution’s case which may be flawed. Mistakes in charging an individual, illegal search and seizures, and faulty chain of custody of evidence are just a few of the reasons a case can be dismissed.