Drug Possession

Orlando Drug Possession Lawyer

Arrested For Drug Possession?

Call Attorney Tracey Kagan right away and get your criminal defense case started right away! You can get a free consultation at her Orlando Criminal Defense Law Firm and start you drug defense case right away by calling (407) 849-9990.

Florida Drug Possession Charges

Drug Possession Lawyer in Orlando

There are several types of criminal Drug Charges in Florida including drug possession, drug trafficking, and drug manufacturing and distribution that are serious crimes which carry serious fines and jail time. If you have been arrested for drug possession, then you will need to hire an aggressive drug possession lawyer with extensive experience that will fight hard to win your drug possession case. Orlando Drug Possession Lawyer Tracey Kagan has over 20 years of drug charge trial experience and has a proven record on fighting Florida Drug Charges. Don’t take chances with your freedom, contact Tracey G. Kagan at (407) 849-9990 for a free and confidential legal consultation.

Drug Possession Attorney in Orlando

Orange County Drug Possession Lawyer

A drug possession conviction can have a serious impact on your life, and Florida courts can be aggressive in pursuing many minor drug possession charges. In fact, any misdemeanor drug possession conviction for marijuana possession or any narcotic can result in a loss of your driver’s license for up to 2 years. Don’t plead guilty to a drug possession charge before speaking with an Orlando Drug Possession Lawyer and exploring all of your criminal defense options. You do not want to live with a criminal conviction on your record if you can avoid it, and in many cases you can.

Possible Criminal Defense for Drug Possession

Drug Possession Lawyers in Orlando

There are often excellent criminal defenses in drug possession cases. Drug Possession Charges can often be reduced or dismissed depending on the facts of your case.

We can file a motion to suppress the evidence if the police didn’t have a legal right to search you, or pull you over and look in your car, or search your home. The police often behave carelessly in searches, and violate your constitutional rights. Some Florida counties have special drug courts that are designed to help people who have drug addiction problems, and aren’t completely focused on punishment. We can also argue for drug treatment programs in exchange for leniency in sentencing to avoid the worst outcomes. I will discuss all your options and possibilities in a free case evaluation on your drug possession charges.

Consequences of a Drug Possession Conviction

Drug Possession Attorneys in Orlando

The consequences of any criminal conviction can destroy future opportunities and career options in law enforcement and many other professions with certification requirements and background checks. A criminal record will follow you around for the rest of your life, and the fact of any conviction can easily become known to anyone you come across. A conviction is part of the public record, and could easily become searchable on the internet at any time n the future.

Call Drug Possession Attorney Tracey Kagan at (407) 849-9990 now for a free drug case evaluation and to find out how you can keep your record clean, keep your driver’s license, and keep yourself out of jail.

The following penalties apply to drug possession charges in Florida:

Possession of Marijuana (20 grams or less)

Possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana is a First Degree Misdemeanor.

A 1st degree misdemeanor has a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $1000 fine.

Ref: Florida Criminal Statute – §893.13(6)(b)

Possession of Marijuana (more than 20 grams)

Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a Third Degree Felony.

A 3rd degree felony has a maximum penalty of 5 year in jail and a $5000 fine.

Ref: Florida Criminal Statute – §893.13(6)(a)

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin, Cocaine, Ecstasy)

Possession of a Controlled Substance, which could be cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstasy, or other illegal drugs is a 3rd Degree Felony. A Third degree penalty carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in jail and up to a $5000 fine.

Ref: Florida Criminal Statute – §893.13(6)(a)

Possession of More than 10 grams of Heroin

Possession of more than 10 grams of Heroin (and/or most Schedule I drugs and related opiate substances as listed in §893.03(1)(a) or (1)(b) ) is a 1st Degree Felony. A first degree felony has a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

Ref: Florida Criminal Statute – §893.13(6)(c)

Possession of an Unlawful Chemical

Possession of a listed chemical with the intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance is a 2nd Degree Felony. These chemicals may include ingredients to make methamphetamines, ecstasy, GHB, or other drugs. A second degree felony has a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Ref: Florida Criminal Statute – §893.149

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The use, possession, manufacture, delivery or advertisement of drug paraphernalia is a 1st Degree Misdemeanor.

Drug paraphernalia as defined under Florida law may include pipes, bongs, other smoking devices, spoons, needles, syringes, scales, measuring or preparation devices, containers, bags, and other items.

A first degree misdemeanor has a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $1000 fine.

See §893.147, Fla. Stat.

Possession of Prescription Drugs

You can be charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs if you don’t have a legitimate doctor’s presciption for any pills in you possession.

Penalties depend on the exact substance you have, but many prescriptions are either opiates (pain killers) or stimulants, and could be a third degree felony.

Driving under the influence of prescription drugs while impaired is also a fast growing criminal charge. You can absolutely be charged with a DUI if you are though to be impaired by drugs, even your own legal prescriptions.

Get a free and confidential legal consultation for drug possession charges. Call the drug possession lawyer Tracey Kagan now at (407) 849-9990. Attorney Kagan will answer any questions you may have and give you an honest assessment of what may happen to you. Then you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. You can decide whether you want to fight your drug possession charge or work out a plea deal for no contest. Whatever you decide to do, we can help.

By Tracey Kagan