Drug Possession Defense Firm in Florida
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In the state of Florida, there is no tolerance for possession of illegal
narcotics. Florida law enforcement officers are vigilant in locating illegal
drugs and disposing of them, as well as penalizing anyone who purchases,
traffics, or uses these substances.
Why you should choose us:
40+ years of combined practice and more than
10,000 cases handled.
know how our court system works and are
committed to the highest ethical standards.
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We are dedicated to
protecting your rights.
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Drug possession is the crime of having illegal narcotics on your person,
such as if you purchased the drug from a dealer for personal use. Possession
may mean that you have the drugs on your person, in your home, or in your
car. Also, you can be penalized for possession of drug paraphernalia or
drug possession with the intent to sell.
Penalties for Possession
Possession of a controlled substance in Florida is a felony charge. Typically,
it is classified as a third-degree felony and carries a potential 5-year
prison sentence and a $5,000 fine. In most cases, this felony charge is
applied to any cases in which a person is in possession of heroin, meth,
cocaine, or another illegal drug, excluding marijuana.
Possession of more than 10 grams of heroin is considered a first-degree
felony. Other opiates can also be penalized under this harsh law. Individuals
caught with more than 10 grams of this narcotic may face a potential 30-year
prison sentence and up to $10,000 in fines upon conviction.
Florida also has had a recent problem with prescription drug abuse in the
state. As a result, there is a serious crackdown on illegal use and abuse
of prescription drugs. If you are found in possession of prescription
drugs that are not prescribed to you, you could face many of the same
penalties for possession of a controlled substance.
Hiring Aggressive Defense Is the Best Choice
If you are arrested for drug possession, the best thing you can do is hire
an aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Polk County to represent you
in court. We want to help you by providing convincing and well-researched
arguments to the court to help you avoid conviction.
Call Colón & McNelis, PA today if you would like to learn more about how we can help you!