Drug Possession Attorney in Miami, FL
Charged with possession? Learn more about your options.
You were charged with possession, and now have a real legal problem on your hands. Will you go to jail? Is there any way that you could successfully defend against the charges? In any criminal case, the first and most important issue to handle is getting a Miami criminal defense attorney on the job. The quality and experience of your defense counsel is the most important decision you have to make. How do you know who to choose?
Fighting for the Criminally Accused in Drug Possession Cases
At Seltzer Law, PA, you can expect the highest level of professional legal service, and your defense case will be managed by a former State's Attorney. There are few Miami drug possession lawyers with the degree of trial experience offered by our firm. Once we accept a case, we comb through the evidence to find the errors and flaws. The prosecutor carries the "burden of proof."
Our duty to our clients is to identify the best possible defense strategy to employ, and to seek out a better outcome, whether a case dismissal, a lesser charge, alternatives to incarceration such as treatment, or an acquittal. If you are a victim of illegal search and seizure, your rights have been violated. Call us today so we can review the details of your case. The earlier we get involved, the better it could be for you.
Penalties for Drug Possession in Miami, Florida
Marijuana possession can be a serious offense, with heavy penalties in Florida. For example, if you are found with 20 grams or less, you are charged with a misdemeanor, but could face up to 1 year in jail. For more than 20 grams, you are facing a felony charge with up to 5 years possible and a fine as high as $5,000. If you are found to be growing marijuana plants, even strictly for personal use, if you have less than 25 plants, you could face felony drug possession charges with a possible 5 years in prison, and a $5,000 fine. For more than 25 plants (no matter how small, and possibly including budding seeds) you could face up to 15 years in state prison and a fine as high as $10,000.
For other drugs, the penalties vary, and are frequently extremely high. The use of cocaine is on the rise in the state, and has risen 70% in the past several years. State lawmakers have responded by imposing minimum sentencing requirements in many drug crimes, and judges no longer have as much discretion in sentencing. Possession of cocaine carries a sentence of up to 5 years in prison. The average sentence imposed is about 22 months – a long term. If you are accused of being in possession of a controlled substance, contact Seltzer Law, PA at once. We know how to build a defense case, and how to present it to the jury in a persuasive manner. You need to have our team on your side.