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
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
over 75 years of combined experienced among our top-rated attorneys, our firm may be able to help you with your
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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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.
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 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.
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.