Cocaine Lawyer in Des Moines, Iowa
If you’ve been charged with possession of cocaine or another coke crime in Iowa, call criminal defense attorneys John and Katie at (515) 491 6128 for a free initial consultation.
To convict you of possessing cocaine in Iowa, the county attorney will be trying to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:
- cocaine and
- knew it was cocaine
Iowa Penalties for Possession of Cocaine
Iowa Code 124.401 is where you want to go look at Iowa cocaine sentencing.
If you have over 500 grams of powder or over 50 grams of cocaine base (including freebase or crack), that’s a B felony. Usually, B felonies have a max prison term of 25 years, but the Iowa Code makes your B felony special — for this amount of cocaine, you’re facing up to 50 years and a fine of up to a million dollars. (There’s some discussion about whether the penalties are so much worse for crack than for powder because the former is associated with black persons and the latter is associated with rich white persons and we live in a terribly racist, classist society, but anyway, this is what the Iowa Code says right now.)
If you had more than 100 grams but less than 500 grams of powder or more than 10 but less than 50 grams of crack or another base, that’s also a B felony, but the regular old kind of B felony with a max sentence of up to 25 years (but with a fine of $5000-$100,000 plus surcharges tacked on.)
If you had less than 100 grams of powder or less than 10 grams of crack, this is now a C felony, for which you get up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$50,000.
We can help you figure out what to do about your cocaine crime charges in Des Moines, Polk County, Ankeny, Ames, Johnston, West Des Moines, Waukee, Saylorville, Bondurant, Altoona, Clive, Grimes, Pleasant Hill, Story County, Boone County, Marshall County, Dallas County, Jasper County, Madison County, Warren County, Marion County, Wapello County, Davis County, Ottumwa, Bloomfield, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, and the rest of Iowa.
This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. Consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Reading this site doesn’t create an attorney-client relationship. If you want to talk to us about representing you when you’re facing charges for a cocaine crime in Iowa, please contact us at (515) 491 6128 and we’ll set up a time to talk.