A Daly City man and woman were arraigned in the Marin County Superior Court on Monday on a charge of possession of cocaine for sale. Marco Larrios, 32, and Carmen Roxana Gonzalez, 27 were arrested on April 15, 2010, in Ignacio. A third person, Wilfredo Umanzor, 24, of San Francisco, was also arrested and has been charged with being a lookout for Mr. Larrios and Ms. Gonzalez.
A plea hearing for all three suspects is pending and they remain in the Marin county jail with Federal Immigration holds.
Possession of cocaine for sale is a felony under the California Health and Safety Code and carries a maximum sentence of 4 years in state prison. Depending on a person’s criminal history, the facts surrounding her arrest and the amount of drugs possessed, it may be possible to have a drug sales charge reduced to a simple possession charge.
An experienced San Rafael criminal defense attorney will review the legality of the arrest and may run a motion to suppress evidence based on an illegal search or seizure in violation of the suspect’s rights under the 4th amendment to the United States Constitution. If a motion to suppress is granted the drug charges would likely be dismissed.
If you are charged with possession, possession for sale, or transportation of cocaine in Marin County, Alameda County or San Francisco, call an experienced aggressive criminal defense attorney for help.
For more information about drug charges, driving under the influence, or other criminal charges in Marin County, Richmond and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Marin County criminal defense attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, 707-642-8900, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.