Fort Lauderdale Drug Crime Attorney
Possession, Cultivation & Other Drug Charges
Have you or your loved one been charged with a drug-related crime? If you
have been placed in this unfortunate position, you need to act immediately
to secure a legal advocate who will aggressively defend your rights. The
penalties for drug crimes will vary depending on the amount of drug, the
type of drug and the circumstances of your arrest. No two cases are the
same, and our firm can explain the details of your charges.
Parks & Braxton, PA is comprised of a strong team of
criminal defense lawyers who have committed their careers to the understanding and practice
of criminal law. We are available 24 / 7 to take phone calls and have
successfully handled thousands of cases in the past. We have proven that
we have the power to fight and the knowledge to win, which gives us the
effective defense your drug crime case truly needs.
Types of Drug Offenses
This is a charge typically associated with marijuana. Cannabis, the proper
name for marijuana, is a plant that can be grown/cultivated with warmth,
light and water like most other plants. This crime is also closely tied
with manufacturing, which involves producing other illegal narcotics in
First Time Drug Charges
Your first time being arrested can be one of the most disturbing experiences,
especially if you were entirely unprepared for this very moment. At our
firm, we ensure that your first time drug charges are treated with the
most aggressive defense strategy.
Being charged with importation, another type of trafficking offense, can
be devastating, especially if you are unaware of how to effectively handle
the situation. If you have been charged with the importation of an illegal
drug or prescription drug, you may face serious criminal charges.
This is the most common type of drug crime, because those who commit greater
drug crimes all start with possession of the drug itself. Those who are
found in possession of a great enough amount of the illegal narcotic may
be cited for intent to sell.
Possession with Intent to Sell
In the state of Florida, it is a third degree felony to sell marijuana
and a second degree felony to sell cocaine. Charges and penalties will
differ depending on the amount found in possession and type of drug.
Fraudulent claims regarding prescription drugs, such as the unlawful sales
of a prescription medication, constitutes a crime in the state of Florida.
Additionally, the drug crimes often referred to as doctor shopping or
prescription forgery can also land a person with serious criminal consequences.
In Florida and throughout the nation, it is an illegal action to manufacture
any type of drug. Any person who is caught preparing, producing or even
repackaging any type of illegal drug may be charged with a serious offense
that will go on his or her criminal record.
Types of Illegal Drugs
There are many different types of illegal drugs that are commonly associated
with criminal offenses throughout Fort Lauderdale, including marijuana,
heroin and PCP. Additionally, crystal meth, crack, cocaine, and ecstasy
are found in some of the most common drug offenses.
Drug trafficking refers to the illegal selling, trading and purchasing
of illegal narcotics on the "black market." This charge typically
involves a group of people, rather than an individual.
Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Drug Crime Lawyers Today
Drug charges can arise from unfortunate situations. You may have been caught
in a "sting operation" or a police officer may have stopped
you for a traffic offense and found the drugs in your car. Regardless
of the circumstances that led to your arrest, your future depends on your
ability to defend your story and your rights in court. Our firm is here
to do just that. From gathering evidence to support your story to challenging
the evidence used against you by the prosecution, we know what to do to
benefit your case.
Charges for drug possession or possession with intent to sell are some
of the most common drug offenses in Florida, and our firm has helped countless
numbers of clients address these charges and more. We know the best defense
strategies for your case, and we are experienced in handling the more
serious drug charges like cultivation and trafficking. Our legal team
is prepared to thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case and the
evidence used against you in order to challenge any misconduct or errors
committed by law enforcement officers.
Contact our firm before you make any type of statement to law enforcement about your charges.