If you’ve been arrested on any types of drug charges, the drug defense attorneys at Law Offices of Mark Astor can provide the aggressive and experienced representation required, to successfully get your drug charges dropped or reduced.
Florida is one of the toughest states in the U.S. when it comes to prosecuting drug crimes. The penalties are based on the type and quantity of the drug, whether it was intended for sale, and if the person has any prior convictions. Jail time, probation, fines, and counseling are the most common consequences of a drug conviction.
No matter if you’re facing you first drug charge or you’re a repeat offender, you can significantly benefit from the services of a seasoned drug crime defense lawyer. We have experience defending against drug crimes in Florida that involve the sale, possession, transportation, and manufacturing of illegal controlled substances.
As a former Florida state prosecutor, we understand the techniques and strategies used to prosecute drug crimes. We can examine the facts of your case in great detail and often find things that others may have missed.
The evidence is one of the many details we routinely challenge and investigate. This includes your initial contact with law enforcement, the arrest, where the drugs were found, whose drugs were confiscated, whether or not the drugs were obtained under a valid prescription, the police behavior and procedures, and several other aspects.
Drug crime cases can be complicated…If you fail to seek the help of a drug crime attorney, you could be setting yourself up for failure. A few initial questions should always be asked:
By arguing that law enforcement used unfair practices, a skilled defense lawyer may be able to get the charges dropped. In cases where the charges are more severe and the person is facing years in prison, an experienced drug lawyer may be able to negotiate a better deal.
If you are a first-time drug offender, you may be eligible for a diversion program that upon successful completion, your charges could be dismissed by the court.
If you’ve been arrested for any type of drug crime in the state of Florida, you could be facing serious consequences. Bring your case to us for us to review the details, make you aware of the criminal defense options available to you, and serve as your legal representation going forward.