Drug Cases

Drug Cases

Drug cases are often more complex than they seem. There may be search-and-seizure issues that could be problematic for the State. Police officers often commit search-and-seizure errors that lead to cases being dismissed. Your case could be one of those cases. A knowledgeable defense attorney will be able to identify these issues and then research and analyze the law to determine the best case strategy.

Another common issue in drug cases is whether you were in possession of the drug. Possession is defined as having actual care, custody, control, or management over the substance in question.

In order to prove possession, the State will look for "affirmative links" between you and the drug allegedly in your possession. The list of affirmative links is substantial and requires an in-depth knowledge of the law to determine if there is a defense to that critical link in the State's burden of proof.

Criminal Lawyer Pensacola, FL
Florida law contains several minimum mandatory prison sentences associated with drug related crimes. How your crime is charged can have significant consequences. The experience and knowledge of your attorney can be the difference in whether these mandatory sentences are applied. This is not an area of law that you should venture into without the expert advice our firm can provide.

Questions about drug charges? Call a criminal attorney today!

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