Fort Lauderdale Drug Crime Attorney
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Florida law has severe penalties for drug crimes of all types. The amount of the drug, the type of drug and the circumstances of the arrest all will have bearing on the type of charge and penalties you may face. Being convicted of a drug crime is a serious matter, and in many cases, the jail or prison time will be a part of the sentence. Things like driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance, and the sale/distribution of drugs are all prosecuted with a heavy hand under the law.
Types of Charges
Each case is unique in the circumstances of the arrest, the type of drug and the circumstances surrounding the case. You may have been caught in a "sting" operation in which law enforcement is seeking out drug crimes in the Fort Lauderdale area, or you may have been arrested during a traffic stop when you were suspected of driving under the influence.
The types of drug offenses that can be prosecuted include:
- Possession of illegal drugs
- Trafficking or distribution of drugs
- Cultivation of illegal drugs
- Manufacture of illegal drugs
- Sale of controlled substances
- Transportation of illegal drugs
- Drug Intoxication
Arrested for illegal narcotics?
The type of drug and amount found by law enforcement makes a significant difference in the type of drug crime charge you are facing. Whether it is cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, PCP, or other drugs including illegally obtained legal prescription drugs, the consequences may be severe without a solid defense. In many drug crime cases, over-zealous law enforcement officers may have violated correct police procedure, either on search and seizure or during the arrest itself. The circumstances of your arrest should be carefully reviewed and evaluated by a Fort Lauderdale drug crime lawyer so you can protect yourself against any unwarranted penalties.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. represents clients throughout Broward County and South Florida, and we offer FREE case evaluations.