Drug Defense Attorney
Serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and all of Florida
Florida takes drug offenses seriously and they are known for their harsh penalties – even for minor drug crimes. If you are arrested for a drug offense, do not delay in contacting a criminal defense attorney. Working with a reputable drug defense attorney could mean the difference between an inconvenience and a long jail sentence.
The State of Florida and Drug Offenses
Florida considers drugs a direct link to most criminal activity within the state, which is why there are harsher penalties for drug crimes. And, the higher volume of drugs in your possession, the harsher the punishments.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will provide you with the best opportunity to avoid these penalties and a possible conviction.
Drug Charges and Penalties in Florida
Drug offenses can range from a misdemeanor to a felony charge. These all come with a minimum mandatory sentence and in some cases, you could be charged with a federal crime. Being charged with a drug offense affects multiple aspects of your life, including:
- Your criminal record
- Driver’s license
- Professional licenses
- Your freedom
In Florida, there are several drugs that are most commonly arrested and convicted for, including:
- Prescription drugs (obtained without a prescription)
It is illegal to possess, sell or even give these drugs to others. If you are arrested with paraphernalia in addition to the drug, you could be charged with possession with intent to distribute, which carries a harsher penalty.
Possession of Marijuana
While marijuana is becoming legal in some states, and the laws surrounding possession of marijuana in Florida is much more lenient than several years ago, it is still illegal to bring it across state lines – even from a state where it is legal. This is also considered drug trafficking, which is also a federal crime.
Drug Charge Defenses
Only a criminal defense attorney should come up with a defense to your alleged crimes. Depending on the circumstances of your case, your attorney may find multiple ways to defend your rights, including:
- Entrapment – You were forced by an undercover officer to engage in drug-related activities.
- Illegal search – If the police went outside the scope of their search warrant or over-stepped their authority altogether, then you may be able to challenge the search.
Arrested for a Drug Offense? Contact Tony Bennett Law Today
Tony Bennett has years of experience handling drug offenses and cases. With his background in criminal defense, he can help you face the harsh penalties associated with this class of crimes.
If you have been arrested for a drug offense, then contact Tony Bennett Law today. We offer no-obligation consultations and can help you explore your rights in your case. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better your chances. Do not delay.
Call the Tony Bennett legal team at 561-972-7021 now to get started.