Drug possession charges can result in serious penalties, including potential jail time, fines, a permanent criminal record and other consequences. It is important to understand, however, that a drug arrest doesn’t have to lead to a conviction. With experienced and relentless counsel, it may be possible to get the charges reduced or even dropped.
Protecting Your Rights And Your Future After An Arrest
At the Law Office of Michael D. Weinstock, P.A., we aggressively fight to protect the rights and future of our clients who are facing criminal charges. We understand how overwhelming it can be to face drug charges, especially if you are a college student or were arrested while visiting Florida.
From our office in Niceville, Florida, we represent adults and juveniles who are arrested for drug possession and other drug charges throughout the Florida Panhandle.
Possible Penalties For A Florida Drug Possession Conviction
Drug possession penalties can vary significantly depending on the type of drug, the quantity of drugs and other factors. However, all drug possession charges can result in steep penalties if you are convicted. For example, a conviction for misdemeanor marijuana possession can result in fines of up to $1,000 and/or jail time of up to one year. Penalties increase exponentially for possession of higher quantities of drugs and for possession of more serious drugs.
Hiring the right criminal defense lawyer is critical in order to avoid or minimize such devastating consequences. Our law firm handles all levels of drug possession charges, including:
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Other drug possession charges
When you come to us following a drug arrest, we go to work immediately investigating the alleged incident from how law enforcement investigated the case to how your arrest and interrogation was handled. If procedures were not properly followed or if your rights were violated in any way — such as if the drugs were confiscated through an illegal search and seizure — it may be grounds to have the evidence (including the drugs) suppressed from the record. This means that the evidence cannot be used against you at trial.
Fighting Possession Of Marijuana And Other Drug Charges
Whether you are charged with possession of marijuana, intent to distribute cocaine or any other drug charge, our law firm works diligently to investigate the alleged offense and determine what defense strategies may be available. We use our knowledge of the law to effectively pursue suppression of evidence and negotiate more favorable outcomes for our clients.
Contact Our Florida Law Firm For Experienced Representation
If you have been arrested for marijuana possession, heroin possession or possession of any other illegal drug, or if you are facing charges involving prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Morphine or any other controlled substance, talk to an experienced attorney at the Law Office of Michael D. Weinstock.