The state of Florida is dedicated to fighting the war on drugs. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors alike work hard to get convictions against those who commit drug crimes, and very little leniency is granted to those who have been arrested or charged with the commission of a drug-related crime. Even a first offense charge for possession of a single marijuana cigarette means the mandatory suspension of your driver's license for a period of two years.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with possession, we advise you contact an Orlando drug crimes lawyer at Ali & Blankner right away. We will analyze all evidence against you, challenge any inaccuracies in the prosecution's case, interview witnesses, gather additional information, and advise you of your legal options.
Most drug cases have mandatory minimum sentences, meaning the court must sentence a convict to at least that amount of time in prison and in terms of fines.
Penalties depend on the type and amount of drugs alleged to have been in your possession:
Your first step after an arrest is to protect your rights by speaking with a dedicated Orlando drug crimes attorney. Our firm understands what you are up against and how to beat drug possession charges.
As mentioned, just because you have been arrested for drug possession by no means implies you will be convicted. There are several common defenses to possession we can employ on your behalf.
The first has to do with your Constitution protections under the Fourth Amendment from illegal searches and seizures. If law enforcement finds drugs in "plain view" they may be seized and used against you, otherwise, a warrant must be obtained to search your home or vehicle.
Our Orlando drug lawyers will be sure to force the prosecution to produce the drugs in question. It is sometimes the case that the prosecution will lose or otherwise not be able to produce the substance taken from you by human error. No matter why the drugs cannot be produced, a lack of evidence seriously hurt the case against you.
When you have been charged with possession, your future and your freedom are at stake. Our firm is committed to protecting our clients and representing their interests. We have experience in plea negotiations, suppression motions, and in trials by jury. We are criminal trial lawyers and been fighting for the accused since 1986.
With less than 1% of over 87,000 lawyers practicing in the state of Florida certified by the state bar, wouldn't you want an expert in the field representing you? Due to our success record, along with our continued level of professionalism and excellence, we have also earned an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Do not let drug charges ruin your life. If you have been charged with possession, you need to contact an Orlando possession attorney at our firm and schedule your confidential consultation today!