If you’re caught with drugs in your possession, the legal consequences can be devastating and cause serious lasting effects, longer than you may have thought. If you’re caught with them, you risk a criminal record, a fine, or going to prison. Having a drug charge or drugs conviction can make it difficult to get a job and could mean losing a job you already have. Some countries won’t issue visas for travel to people with criminal records.
Each state is unique, the drug laws in the state of Florida are particularly strict due to the higher occurrence of drug possession since the 1980’s, tougher laws were made to control the wave of drugs into the state and into the country. Many of today’s inmates in Florida’s state prisons are due to drug possession charges. The state of Florida has a long history of drug addiction rates, including prescription drugs. If you are caught with drugs in South Florida contact Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Lefcourt for a FREE CONSULTATION, know your rights.
Many of today’s inmates in Florida’s state prison are due to drug possession charges. The state of Florida has a history of drug addiction rates, including prescription drugs. Progress has been made in cracking down on drugs, yet they still enter our communities in some form or another. Even if you are not a drug addict or trafficker, and you have been caught with drugs or a controlled substance of some kind, you can still receive drug possession charges in Florida and face prison sentence. In these instances you will need the legal assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney so that your rights can be protected, it is important to speak with an attorney experienced in fighting drug crimes in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Your entire case could be won or lost depending on whether a viable motion to suppress the drug evidence is filed and litigated in your case. Additionally, a motion to dismiss can be filed in your case if the prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to prove that you actually or constructively possessed the controlled substance.
At least in Miami-Dade County, many of the lower-level drug cases meet the criteria for Drug Court and are assigned to a separate decision. The decision to go this route is important in an in-depth analysis of both your case and your life is crucial to making the correct decision. Do not take this lightly. You also have the option of removing your case from drug court so that it can be resolved in a regular trial division. Before you make a decision, contact us to understand the pros and cons of each course of action.
Legislative Updates in 2016: Call us to learn more about Chapter 2016-105 for Narcotics Laws in Florida. This new legislation on drug laws in Florida amends various portions of Chapter 893. The new legislation adds definitions, adds substances to the different schedules, and amends penalty provisions.
If you have been caught with drugs, and charged or convicted in the Miami-Dade area, including Broward County, Palm Beach County, or Monroe County, contact the Criminal Defense Center, P.A. at 305-567-1011. By focusing on criminal defense and serious drug crimes, we pay particular attention to recent changes in the law and unique arguments that apply to these types of cases.
Types of Drug Crimes in Florida
We represent individuals charged with a wide variety of drug charges, including:
Cultivation of Marijuana
Marijuana Grow House Operations
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession with Intent to Sale or Distribute
Possession or Trafficking in Prescription Drugs
Driving While Impaired by Drugs (DUI)
Manufacturing Methamphetamine or Meth Lab Operations
Possession of a “New Drug” with Intent to Sell
Conspiracy to Manufacture
Trafficking in Cocaine
Trafficking in Illegal Drugs 28 to 30 grams
Sale or Delivery
Build the best criminal defense possible with the help of lawyers at the Criminal Defense Center – Reopen old cases, DUI defense, drug crimes, juvenile cases, fighting immigration deportation, criminal traffic matters and more. “If you’ve been arrested or if you are under investigation, contact my office right away. I’ll take the time to get to know you and your situation before building a strong criminal defense. We have been changing lives for 27 years.” said Mark Lefcourt, owner of the Criminal Defense Center, PA.
The Criminal Defense Center is located at 2921 SW 27th Avenue in Miami, Florida 33133. Schedule a FREE Consultation today at (305)567-1011.