When you are facing a drug charge, the amount of drugs allegedly in your possession will determine a large part of what you can expect from the case. When making an arrest, the police could charge you for “possession with intent to sell” even when the amount of drugs in possession is relatively small. A Florida criminal defense attorney can help to defend you.
Possession with intent charges could involve marijuana, cocaine, illegally obtained prescription drugs, heroin, LSD, oxycodone, methamphetamines and many other drugs named as “controlled substances.”Possession with intent is anywhere from a 3rd degree to a 1st degree felony. The maximum penalty for this type of felony can range from 5 to 30 years in a Florida state prison, depending upon the alleged substance involved. Hiring an experienced lawyer will help your chances of success.
Your attorney will fully investigate the circumstances leading up to search and seizure of the controlled substance. Mr. Foley will want to ensure that your rights were not violated in the process. Mr. Foley will be able to analyze the circumstances surrounding your case in order to best protect your rights. If necessary, the firm will enlist an independent chemist to help determine the exact amount of the drug in question in order to help you and your case. It is always your attorney’s goal to obtain the most favorable results possible no matter the circumstances.
For the Florida statute regarding drug crimes and penalties, see §893.13, Fla. Stat. (2009).