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Cocaine Charges Lawyer

If you’ve been accused of either possession, sales, or trafficking cocaine, then you need a Criminal Defense Attorney who will fight for you, specifically a lawyer who has experience dealing with cocaine charges.

It is illegal to:

  • Possess cocaine, whether yourself or via another person. Note: You do not have to be either physically touching cocaine or holding it on your person to be found guilty of cocaine possession.
  • Either sell or exchange cocaine for anything of value in return.
  • Intend to either sell cocaine or exchange it for anything of value in return.
  • Transport cocaine with the intent to either sell or distribute it.
  • Either distribute cocaine or provide it for other people.

Additionally, it is illegal to even attempt to do any of the above.

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Penalties for Either Possession, Sales, or Trafficking of Cocaine

If you do not have prior convictions, then you face these possible penalties:

  • Imprisonment up to one year
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Community Service
  • Either Misdemeanor or Infraction

If you have prior convictions, then you face the possibility of penalties greater than those, and that includes Felony Conviction.

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Legal Defenses for Possession, Sales, or Trafficking Cocaine

If your Fourth Amendment Right was violated, then it is likely your charges will be dismissed.

If your Criminal Defense Attorney can prove the cocaine wasn’t yours, then your charges may be dismissed.

A Crime Lab Analysis could prove the substance found in your possession wasn’t cocaine, after all.

If the proper protocol was not followed to secure the evidence, then your case could be dismissed.

If you were coerced by law enforcement to commit a crime you may not have otherwise committed, then you may have a strong defense.

While planting is often difficult to prove, a strong Criminal Defense Attorney can call witnesses to come to your defense and prove you innocent.

Have you been legally accused of possession, sales or trafficking of cocaine? If you have been arrested or charged, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your cocaine charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire a cocaine charges lawyer who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Cocaine Charges Lawyer

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Felonies, Federal Crimes, Federal Drug Charges, Drug Manufacturing, Transportation/Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Possession for Sale to name a few.

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Your Cocaine Charges Lawyer

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Felonies, Federal Crimes, Federal Drug Charges, Drug Manufacturing, Transportation/Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Possession for Sale to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

Experience

I began my legal career in San Diego where I practiced criminal law, civil litigation, and personal injury.  After a very successful practice there for 17 years, my family and I moved to Fresno, California, in 1995.  Since that time, I have practiced exclusively criminal law. I was the Chief Defense Attorney for a 17 attorney criminal defense law firm that handled 3-4,000 felony cases a year. I left that firm to associate and partner with a very successful criminal law practitioner where I am continuing my commitment help protect the Constitutional rights of my clients.

I estimate that I have conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

Results

I have received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for my clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found my clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.  I have handled all kinds of criminal and related criminal proceedings, from violation of probation and parole hearings, DMV hearings, writs & appeals, and many other types of proceedings in the criminal process.

I have practiced all over California, in both state and Federal Court. I am qualified as a death penalty lawyer and am on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where I am regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court. One of my greatest pleasures over my long career has been to teach and train young lawyers and law students.  Most of them have gone on to be successful lawyers in their own right, and have triumphantly represented their own clients in an honest and professional way.

Community Involvement & Family

I have been involved in many community organizations, taught classes at the local law school, been a Mock Trial Attorney Judge and team coach, served as Judge Pro-Tempore for the Fresno County Superior Court, given many seminars to other attorneys, and started an organization for criminal defense lawyers to share useful information among themselves.  Above all, I enjoy helping reunite my clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.  This is particularly true where alcohol or substance abuse issues have ripped formerly close and loving families apart.

I have saved the many letters of appreciation from clients and their families to whom I have been fortunate enough to have been of service. It is most gratifying for me to see them get back together, overcome their difficulties and live happy and fulfilled lives.  Helping people is, after all, what being a good lawyer is all about.  I like going to football and baseball games, fishing, surfing, and going to Hawaii where I can get caught up on my reading list and swim in the warm waters of the Pacific. I love sharing the lives of my two children, two grandchildren and spending time with Andrea, my wife of over 30 years.

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