Does a conviction for possession of cocaine count as a controlled substance offense?

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Does a conviction for possession of cocaine count as a controlled substance offense?

My fiance is facing possession with the intent to distribute and a gun charge, all while being on probation in SC in 2009. Since he was on probation and a gun was involved, the Feds picked-up his case. We would like to know if that possession conviction counts as a controlled substance offense?

Asked on June 26, 2011 under Criminal Law, South Carolina

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Yes, this does. Under federal law a controlled substance can be a recreational drug such as cocaine. If your fiance doesn't already have legal counsel then he needs to oneASAP. He should retain a criminal law attorney who practices in the district court in question. They can use their local contacts to his best advantage.  


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