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Drug Offenses Attorney
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
Everyone slips. If you are charged with a drug offense, it is not impossible to move past this mistake and get on with your life. There are a number of different situations you may find yourself in that can result in a drug offense charge, and the offense will largely determine what criminal consequences you face.
Anyone is capable of making an error in judgment and consequently facing drug charges. The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at the Umansky Law Firm know it is important to minimize the impact this crime has on your life. We have represented:
There are many ways you could find yourself facing a drug charge. Drug crimes include:
- Possessing drugs or paraphernalia
- Growing or manufacturing illegal drugs
- Possession of drugs with an intention to sell
- Drug trafficking or distribution
- Selling prescription drugs
- Using a controlled substance
- Selling something as a drug that is not actually a drug
Contact us today about your Drug Offenses case!
Drug Offense Consequences
If your drug offense involves possession, the penalties will depend on the amount and type of drugs. It is illegal to possess:
- Crack cocaine
- Ecstasy, GHB and other club drugs
- Base chemicals
For possessing any of these drugs, you could face fines, probation, driver’s license suspension and prison time. Fines in these cases can often be steep. Possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana in Florida is a misdemeanor charge and tourists, students, juveniles and adults alike face a difficult time defending themselves without a knowledgeable Orlando attorney to help them. There are also serious penalties for possessing prescription medicines for which you do not have a prescription.
If your drug offense has to do with selling or trafficking drugs, you may face very high fines and lengthy jail sentences. An experienced lawyer can help you work out a deal, negotiate a better sentence and, in some cases, help you work off your charge.
In Florida, if you are a first-time offender, you may be able to participate in certain rehabilitation programs as an alternative to penalties. In some of these cases, we have even been able to get the charges dropped and later expunged.
Even if you have prior offenses, the drug offense attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm will defend you and work to reduce the consequences of your drug offense. In drug offense cases, it is important to have someone looking out solely for your interest. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and make sure that your rights are not violated.
If you have been charged with a drug offense, please contact the experienced Orlando, Florida criminal defense attorneys at the Umansky Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.