Drug Possession Defense Lawyer Fort Lauderdale
Florida law takes drug crimes seriously and, as your lawyer, it is my job to build a serious defense. At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., I use in-depth knowledge of Florida criminal laws and procedures to defend people in the Fort Lauderdale area accused of drug possession. I represent people accused of possession of many different types of drugs:
- Methamphetamine (meth)
- Prescription drugs
Florida Penalties For Drug Possession
Under Florida law, penalties increase as the alleged weight of the drug increases. If the police accuse you of having large quantities of drugs, a simple drug possession charge can become possession with intent to sell — regardless of whether or not a sale was actually planned. No matter how serious the drug charges you face, I can help.
I worked in the public defender’s office for three years before starting my own law practice. During that time, I defended hundreds of defendants with cases ranging from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. Many of these cases were drug possession cases. More than learning the law on drug possession, I became familiar with many of the prosecutors and judges. I use my knowledge to help my clients make smart choices and build effective narcotics defenses.
Understanding Prescription Drug Crimes
Just because you have a prescription does not mean that you cannot get arrested for drug possession. People do not always carry prescription drugs in the correct bottle, nor in the prescribed amount. The police are trained to recognize signs of illegal prescription drug use and distribution. If you have been charged with a prescription drug crime, speak to a drug possession lawyer Fort Lauderdale early in the case to try to get it dismissed.
Don’t Let the Police Use Your Words Against You. Call Me First.
If you have been accused of a drug crime, take action. Once you are arrested for any alleged offense, do not communicate further with any detectives, police, state attorneys or other government personnel without having an experienced drug possession attorney in Fort Lauderdale beside you. It is important to understand that anything you say to law enforcement after being arrested can become evidence that will potentially be used against you.
No two cases are exactly alike. While the law is the same, the way it is applied depends on the facts involved. The best way to get an idea of what to expect is to talk with a criminal defense attorney about your case.
Call The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., toll-free at 954-533-2756 or email me your information. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Initial consultations are always free and confidential.
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