Drug charges in Florida can carry serious penalties if you are convicted. State and Federal laws provide for aggressive prosecution of drug possession, paraphernalia, trafficking, use, manufacturing, cultivation and other related crimes. The penalties for these offenses have become increasingly severe. The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 allows the government to seize assets they believe to have been bought with drug related money. In addition, the Patriot Act has given the government more latitude in investigating these crimes.
Drug cases often involve violations of your rights under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protecting you from unlawful searches and seizures. Our firm is experienced with these types of defenses and many other techniques and strategies involved in defending drug–related charges.
There are also pre–trial intervention programs that can help you avoid having a conviction on your record by successfully completing them. If you are a first time offender, you may be eligible for a number of programs in which your charges could be dropped by the State or dismissed by the court. A Florida Criminal Defense Attorney can help you understand your rights if you are charged with a drug–related offense. We will aggressively represent you by employing effective defense strategies ranging from suppression hearings (to exclude illegally obtained evidence) to jury trials. If you have been charged with any type of drug offense you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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