Miami Criminal Attorney Defending Against Drug Crimes
Drug Crimes: Charges & Penalties
Have you been arrested or charged with a drug crime? If so, you need the help of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney at the Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, P.A. has provided excellent criminal defense to clients facing drug offense charges. They can handle virtually any type of drug case including
distribution. Prosecutors will zealously go after any defendant accused of a drug crime to the fullest extent of the law.
Depending on the type of drug and amount involved, it could be a felony offense rather than just a misdemeanor. Nevertheless, both felony and misdemeanor convictions for any drug crime can carry very serious penalties including jail and hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines. Make sure you have a defense lawyer on your side that will really fight for your rights if you were accused of drug possession, drug dealing or distribution (possession with intent), drug trafficking, illegal possession of prescription drugs, prescription fraud, DUI due to drug use, and others. A
Miami criminal defense attorney at the firm has handled cases involving marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, meth or methamphetamines, oxycodone, prescription drugs, etc.
Protecting Your Rights: Drug Crime Penalties
A conviction for possession of even a small amount of cocaine, for example, can result in years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, extensive community service, mandatory substance abuse program enrolment and more. According to the Florida Statutes §893.13 (2011), the penalties will vary depending on the type of drug found in your possession as well as the amount. If there were any other aggravating factors such as other crimes or the use of a deadly weapon, the penalties could be enhanced. Also, if the offense took place within 1,000 feet of a school or facility which cared for children, the penalties could increase.
Contact the Miami firm today to schedule your free case evaluation!