Sarasota Drug Crime Attorney
Defending Your Rights in the Toughest Cases
Are you facing a charge for a drug crime in Florida? Were you charged after a DUI stop? At The Law Office of Wyndel G. Darville, PLLC, I recognize that this can be a confusing and stressful time for you. It is normal to feel helpless after a drug crime arrest, but you have the legal right to defend yourself. You can use all available resources to challenge prosecution at the state or federal level.
Wyndel Darville Explains Florida's Drug Crime Laws
What Are the Different Types of Drug Crimes?
Many types of drug crimes can be prosecuted under Florida law. Whether they are related to dangerous controlled substances or improper use of prescription drugs, you will need the strong defense of my firm.
Common Florida drug crimes include, but are not limited to:
- Possession with intent to sell
- Importation / trafficking
- Sale of controlled substances
- Prescription drug fraud
The severity to which your crime will be prosecuted depends on factors including:
- Number of previous offenses
- Whether children were involved
Common drugs associated with the above crimes include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and meth. Do not assume that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you; instead, hire my firm to analyze the case and defend you against the charges.
What Are the Penalties for Drug Crimes?
Drug crime charges will primarily depend on the specific drug you have been arrested for, the amount of drugs involved, and any further aggravating factors associated with your case. Penalties for misdemeanor and felony charges depend on the circumstances of each individual case. Drug crimes are punishable by fines and jail or prison sentences. With a Sarasota criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can take confidence that your case is in good hands as you fight for a favorable outcome to your case.
Do First Time Drug Offenders Go to Jail in Florida?
In Florida, first time drug offenders are unlikely to go to jail. The severity of the crime makes a huge impact on whether or not you’re likely to go to jail for a first-time drug crime allegation in Florida. For example, if you’re facing a drug charge for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana, you’re facing a first-degree misdemeanor. This is the lowest type of criminal charge, and it is most likely that you will not be sentenced to jail even if you’re convicted of the drug crime if you have a clean criminal record. If you are found to be in possession of drugs such as heroin, or cocaine you could be facing jail times of up to 5 years.
Entrust Your Case to an Experienced Firm
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Florida, you must take all legal actions to avoid a conviction. Your life can instantly change after being convicted for a drug crime, and you will likely have to let go of the goals you once had for your future. Allow me to help you fight to prevent conviction. As a drug crime lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in criminal law and 150 jury trials under my belt, I am ready to tackle your case. Schedule your free initial case evaluation today to learn how my unique experience can be your advantage.
Contact The Law Office of Wyndel G. Darville, PLLC for the representation your case requires!
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