Orlando Drug Crimes Attorney

Drug Defense Lawyer in Orlando, FL

At Jaeger, Ali & Blankner, we are dedicated to helping our clients minimize the damage that they will suffer if they are convicted of a drug crime. When you are arrested for a drug crime, whether it involves marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or some other substances, it is essential that you hire an experienced attorney that you can trust to aggressively fight for your rights and freedom. With over 75 years of combined experienced among our top-rated attorneys, our firm may be able to help you with your drug charges.

Contact an Orlando drug defense attorney from our firm today to discuss your case.

Types of Drug Crimes

If you are convicted of a drug charge in Florida, even a minor offense such as possession of a single marijuana cigarette, your driver's license will be suspended by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for two years. More serious drug offenses, such as drug trafficking, can result in a minimum mandatory prison sentence without the ability of early release.

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Possession

Drug possession charges and penalties are directly affected by the type of drug found in your possession and the amount of drugs. Possession charges can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstance. Florida has some of the harshest drug penalties in the country, and if you are charged with possession, you need to contact an experienced attorney today.

Sales & Distribution

If you are charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute, this generally means you had a large amount of the illegal substance in your possession at the time of arrest. Generally, this will lead to felony charges which can be punishable with huge fines and jail time, and produce a far-reaching detrimental effect on your life.

Intent to Sell & Deliver

Similar to sales and distribution charges, if you are charged with intent to sell and deliver, this is a much harsher charge than just possession. Selling drugs is looked on harshly in Florida and you may be held accountable and subjected to severe punishments, such as tens of thousands of dollars in monetary fines and several years in prison.

Trafficking

The minimum penalty for a drug trafficking conviction is a $25,000 fine and 3 years in prison, and the maximum fine can be anywhere up to $200,000. Trafficking is harshly frowned upon in Florida and if you have been charged with trafficking, it is essential that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Prescription Fraud

Prescription fraud is a growing crime and can refer to any number of activities that result in a prescription drug being available to someone without a prescription. For example, getting a prescription just so that you can get the drug and sell it to someone else, or going to several doctors to get a prescription for the same drug are both examples of prescription fraud.

Prescription Forgery

Like prescription fraud, prescription forgery is a harshly punished drug crime. Examples of prescription forgery can include illegally duplicating a prescription, altering a prescription in some way, possibly to get more of the controlled substance, or counterfeiting a prescription are all examples of prescription forgery that are punishable under Florida drug laws.