Drug Possession Defense Attorney in Jupiter
Aggressive Defense for Drug Possession Charges
Florida law seeks to limit the manufacturing, distribution, and possession of illegal drugs and controlled substances. This doesn’t only mean street drugs, either. If you don’t have a prescription for a potent drug such as oxycodone or fentanyl, you are also subject to a felony charge.
If you are under investigation or have been arrested on a drug possession charge, you must take it seriously. When you are suspected of drug possession in the state of Florida, most convictions result in felonies, and these have lasting consequences on your future. Even simply being charged with drug possession is enough to tarnish your reputation, but a conviction can have life-altering consequences. You could face a lengthy, mandatory incarceration, high fines, forfeiture of your assets, and difficulty finding future employment.
If you or a loved one has been charged with drug possession in Florida, it’s extremely important to seek legal guidance from an experienced drug possession defense lawyer in Jupiter. At The Law Office of Joseph G. Sconzo, P.A., Mr. Sconzo can help you fight against your charges before you are even arrested, if you are aware of an impending investigation. Seek guidance from a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to have the best chance of an optimal outcome to your case.
Contact us at The Law Office of Joseph G. Sconzo, P.A. today for a free consultation with Mr. Sconzo, a drug possession attorney in Jupiter.
Florida Possession Charges
Some of the consequences you may face from a drug possession conviction include:
- Driver’s license suspension for 2+ years
- Potential loss of employment
- Denial of rental housing
- Loss of any professional licenses
- Denial or revocation of a green card or U.S. citizenship application, and possible deportation after you complete your prison sentence
Penalties for Drug Possession in Florida
Depending on the substance you allegedly possessed, penalties vary, and you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony based on the circumstances of the crime. For instance, someone in possession of a relatively small amount of marijuana will likely face misdemeanor charges, although the penalties increase depending on the quantity and intention for its use. The only exception to this law is those in Florida who have a medical marijuana license, which took effect in January 2017.
For all Florida drug possession penalties, these factors are taken into account when determining penalties:
- The type of drug (all controlled substances are categorized by “schedules,” with Schedule 1 controlled substances being those that have no medical use)
- The amount of the drug, in weight
- The intention of the individual
Get Help from The Law Office of Joseph G. Sconzo, P.A. Today
The penalties for violating Florida drug possession laws depend on various factors, including whether it is your first offense or a subsequent conviction. Penalties for manufacturing or trafficking illicit drugs are even more severe. If you’ve been charged with drug possession, it’s crucial to hire a skilled, trial-tested criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Sconzo is prepared to fight for your legal rights and educate you on your options moving forward while carefully examining the evidence to devise the most solid legal strategy.
To schedule your FREE initial consultation with Mr. Sconzo, please call (561) 235-0072 or reach out online for a speedy response.
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