What is the sentencing for 2 counts of crack distribution? 4 Answers as of December 01, 2010

What is the sentencing for first time offenders in 2 counts of crack distribution in California?

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
It depends on whether you are charged in federal court or in state court as well as the quantity involved. It could involve a substantial sentence if in federal court.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/1/2010
Law Offices of Juan Dotson
Law Offices of Juan Dotson | Juan Dotson
There is not enough information to answer this question accurately. Lets assume this defendant has NO criminal history (no arrests) and there are no aggravating factors (selling by park or school or to minors, etc). Typically, a defendant can expect to be sentenced to 6 months or more in county jail. A prison sentence of 3, 4 or 5 years can be imposed on defendants with prior felony convictions.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/8/2010
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Potentially several years in prison on each count, depending upon the actual charges filed, proven and convicted on.

If you are arrested and charged with a crime, what can you do? Defend the charges. Go to court, enter a not guilty plea, arrange bail reduction or OR, set up and attend the court hearing[s] and trial date[s]. File evidence suppression or other motions as applicable. Raise all the available defenses with whatever admissible and credible witnesses, evidence and facts are available for legal arguments for motions, plea bargaining, or at trial. Go to trial if it can't be resolved with motions or a plea bargain. There is no magic wand to wave and make it all disappear. If you don't know how to do these things, then hire an attorney that does, who will try to get a decent plea bargain for you. If serious about doing so, feel free to contact me. Ill be happy to help you use whatever defenses you may have. If you can't afford private counsel, apply for the Public Defender.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/8/2010
Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
Depends on how much crack has been sold.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/8/2010
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