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Fort Lauderdale Drug Possession Lawyer

Common Drug Crimes in Florida

Drug possession charges are some of the most commonly charged drug crimes throughout our state. Many people instantly assume that a first time drug offense for possession of marijuana or another drug will result in light penalties and essentially just a "slap on the wrist." Unfortunately, this is a common misconception that often leads to lifelong criminal consequences and personal repercussions for a person who was unaware of their rights in this disheartening situation. If you have been charged with drug possession, it is very important that you inform yourself on the different types of possession that a person can face and the possible consequences associated with the charges. There are several types of drug possession that an individual can be charged with in the state of Florida, including the following:

  • Possession of less than 10 grams of a controlled substance;
  • Possession of over 10 grams of a controlled substance;
  • Felony drug possession;
  • Possession of under 20 grams of marijuana;
  • Possession of over 20 grams of marijuana; and
  • Possession of a chemical or paraphernalia known for purpose of manufacturing

If you are found to be in possession of illegal drugs in the state of Florida, you will face serious penalties. For example, you will face a 1st degree misdemeanor if you are found to be in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The level and intensity of possession charges only increases from there, and you may be charged with a 3rd degree felony for possession of any amount larger than 20 grams. A drug possession conviction will drastically change your life and impact your dreams for the future. Instead of pursuing certain jobs or opportunities, you may be spending a lengthy period of time in jail.

Drug Possession Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

After you have been charged with drug possession, you must obtain the legal help of a proven Fort Lauderdale drug crime lawyer at Parks & Braxton, PA. Our legal team is highly experienced at handling drug crimes in Fort Lauderdale and we bring over 40 years of legal experience to work for you. If you have outstanding immigration issues and are now facing a drug possession charge, you could be deported from the country. State prosecutors will try to give you the maximum penalties available under state and federal law, but a defense attorney from our firm will be by your side to fight your charges and defend your rights.

A drug possession attorney at our firm will help you challenge the events that led to your arrest. We will dig deep into your case to uncover any errors that the police made in your arrest or in the search of your property. If you have been found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, bongs, spoons, needles, scales, bags or other items, you will be charged with a 1st degree misdemeanor. You can be confident that our firm has the legal experience and skill to defend you against all of these charges and more. We can take your call 24 / 7 and have a successful track record consisting of thousands of cases. We invite you to learn more about our firm and your case during a free consultation.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale drug possession attorney at Parks & Braxton, PA today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case!

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