There are several drug crimes that you may be charged with in the state of Florida. In general, some drug crimes are more serious than others, but no drug offense should be taken lightly because of the penalties that you may face if you are convicted.
Defendants who are convicted of drug crimes could face jail time, fines, probation and community service, among other penalties.
To protect your future, it’s in your best interest to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney at Kibbey | Wagner as soon as possible.
An Explanation Of The Different Types Of Drug Charges In Florida
The most common drug charge in Florida is drug possession, including the possession of cocaine, heroin, illegal prescription medications, methamphetamines, MDMA and other controlled substances.
Although some states have legalized the possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Florida has not.
This means it is still illegal to have marijuana unless you have been approved to use it for medicinal purposes. If you have a large amount of drugs in your possession, you may be charged with possession with the intent to sell, which is a more serious crime. You may even face charges of possession of drug paraphernalia if you are found with any tools that can be used to consume drugs.
Possession is not the only drug charge that you may face in Stuart. Drug manufacturing and trafficking are also illegal, and each of these crimes is aggressively prosecuted in this state. If you have been charged with any of these crimes, it’s imperative that you seek representation from an attorney.
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What Defense Strategies Can A Law Firm Use in Your Drug Crime Case?
The precise defense strategy that your drug crimes attorney uses will depend on the nature of your crime and the amount of evidence that the prosecutor has against you. For example, if you are charged with possession with the intent to sell, an attorney may be able to have your charges reduced if he can prove that the drugs were for your personal use. If the state does not have much evidence to prove otherwise, this would be an effective defense strategy to use.
An attorney can also carefully review the investigation to determine if law enforcement officers conducted any illegal searches. For example, let’s say a police officer failed to get the appropriate warrant to search your home, but conducted the search anyways.
If evidence was discovered during an illegal search, your attorney could be successful in having it thrown out. These are just two of the many ways that an attorney at law can fight the charges against you.
Speak To Our Attorneys As Soon As Possible To Discuss Your Case
If you have been charged with any type of drug crime in the state of Florida, seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney at Kibbey | Wagner today. Due to our experience, we are more than capable of handling even the most complex criminal cases.
You can schedule a free consultation today by filling out the contact form on our website or calling 772-444-7000. Once you arrive for your consultation, a criminal defense lawyer on our team will take the time to review your case and provide you with honest legal advice.
We will also discuss how we can protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Finally, we will go over our legal fees, so you know exactly what to expect.