Drug Crimes

Being charged with a drug crime is a very serious offense. Even with small amounts of a drug, the consequences in Florida can be harsh and could have a devastating impact on your life and your future. Every move you make in efforts of getting an outcome that is in your favor should be as strategic and as careful as possible. That's why it's crucial to make sure that whoever you hire as an attorney has the right background and the right expertise to help you efficiently. Your attorney also should have a good amount of experience, as cases like this are intricate and require intuitive skills to be set up for success.

I've worked on cases like yours since 1994. That means I have over two decades of experience when it comes to drug crimes and the law. I recognize that it takes a lot of hard work to crack the code on a case and I know exactly what moves to make to do so. When you have questions, I'm available to answer them anytime day or night. I'll see to it that you're comfortable with our approach before we even set foot in a courtroom.

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Florida Drug Laws

In Florida, getting charged with buying, selling, intent to sell, or possession of drugs can land you in hot water. Possession alone can have you facing a third-degree felony, which means you could serve up to five years in jail in addition to having to pay a fine of up to $5,000.

Believe it or not, this is one of the lighter consequence for being charged with a drug crime in Florida. The exception to this rule is when the person being charged had no more than twenty grams of marijuana in his or her possession. If that's the case, the person could face a first-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.

Care, Custody, Control, and Management

In order to be proven guilty of possession, the prosecuting attorney has to prove that the drug was in your care, custody, control, and management.

  • Care - Did you know that the drug was in your possession?
  • Custody - Did the drug actually belong to you?
  • Control - Did you have the power to do what you wanted with the drug?
  • Management - Did you intend to sell the drug?

With the right attorney by your side, proving these things may be more difficult than your prosecutor cares to admit. Allow me to be that attorney and put my skills to use for you.

St. Petersburg, Florida Drug Crimes Attorney

When you're facing a drug charge, it's normal to be overwhelmed by feelings of fear and uncertainty. Even here in St. Petersburg, the consequence of being found guilty of a drug charge can significantly alter your life. The good news is that you don't have to navigate the system on your own. Allow me to use my expertise to work towards a positive outcome.