Answering Your Drug Crime Questions
You are right to be asking questions. Drug charges have very serious consequences, and what seems like a simple mistake can change your future forever. We highly recommend that you call an attorney the first moment you can. Only an attorney who knows the details of your case can give you specific advise.
Until you can call us, here are some answers to commonly asked questions about drug crimes.
What Are The Consequences Of Being Charged With Possession?
The consequences for drug possession in Florida vary based on what drug you are in possession of and how much of the drug is on you. But, regardless, being found even with small amounts of marijuana can lead to fines, license suspension and jail.
Do not face your charges without an ally. Call our office for more information on what you can expect.
Can I Get A DUI After Taking Drugs Prescribed By My Doctor?
Yes. Even if you have a prescription, it is possible to be charged with a DUI. Any drug that impairs your ability to function, such as pain medication or other drugs that impact cognitive function, can lead to a DUI charge.
I Have Been Charged With A Drug Crime. What Are My Rights?
The police have to follow specific procedures when they collect evidence and interview you. In drug crime cases, it is common for us to find issues with evidence collection and other parts of the arrest and prosecution process.
When we review the details of your case, we look out for these evidence issues and defend you from having your rights violated.
What If My Friend Gave Me Prescription Medicine To Hold On To And I Am Stopped By Police?
You can still be charged with possession, even if you are holding on to drugs that belong to someone else.
What Happens If I Am Convicted?
A drug crime conviction is something that will cause problems for a long time. If you are planning on college, you might be unable to get student loans. You could lose your job or be unable to work in your field. You might have to spend time in jail, or even federal prison if you have been convicted of a federal drug crime.
You Need A Lawyer.
Waiting to call a lawyer is not an option. You need to get an attorney on your side who can fully evaluate your situation and tell you just how serious it is. Waiting only opens you up to more and worse consequences.