Polk County Florida Criminal Defense Firm providing Criminal Drug Charge Defense Attorney – Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.
What is a Drug Charge?
Drug charges involve illegal drugs as well as and prescription drugs that are illegally obtained, used, and sold. Some of the most common drug charges include drug possession, possession with intent to sell or distribute, and the sale of illegal drugs. Other more serious drug charges may include manufacturing or cultivation, distributing, trafficking, theft, or prescription fraud.
Maximum Drug Charge Conviction Penalty
Drug charge conviction penalties may vary based upon factors such as weight, amount, intent, type of drug, and in some cases how the drugs were obtained. Depending upon the specific drug crime an person is charged with and the evidence gathered drug crime the penalties may range from a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail to a first degree felony punishable by up to life imprisonment.
Burden of Proof for a Drug Charge Conviction
Some drug charge crimes may require the prosecution to prove intent, such as the sale of illegal drugs. The law has provisions that dictate that a specific amount of a certain type of drug shows intent. In other drug cases possession must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Physical control of the drug is a factor that will be argued relating to possession. For more information regarding the burden of proof relating to drug charges and potential defense strategies that may be available to you, contact our office by calling 863.937.9100.
If a dismissal of your drug charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the charges against you.
Each drug charge defense attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your criminal drug charge issues, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal defense related legal issues.
If you must address drug charge defense issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced drug charge defense attorney – lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.