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Jacksonville Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

Understanding Florida’s Drug Crime Laws

As a former prosecutor, our Jacksonville criminal defense attorney is able to aggressively defend those accused of drug crimes in the area using insider knowledge and a thorough understanding of how courts handle these types of cases to ensure that our clients receive justice.

Drug crimes are any illegal activities involving controlled substances, such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Peyote
  • Methamphetamine

Drug crimes can destroy your reputation and your future. You need the right advocate on your side. Call The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, P.A.

Florida Intent to Sell Charges

You could be charged with drug possession if you are found holding a controlled substance you planned for personal use. If you are found holding an amount over what the law deems as personal use, you could be charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute, which has significantly harsher penalties. Furthermore, under Florida law, possession of most drugs can be charged as a felony. Felony charges can affect your ability to obtain a job, rent apartments and apply for loans, which is why it is imperative you hire a qualified Jacksonville drug lawyer to defend you.

The sooner you retain a Jacksonville drug crime defense attorney, the better. The severity of the charges against you depends on a number of factors, including the type of controlled substance involved in the alleged offense, and the activities you were allegedly engaged in. Some drug crimes—such as cultivation / manufacturing, trafficking, or sale—are considered more severe than others, such as drug possession.

The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, P.A. Drug Charge Defense Strategies

For the prosecution to charge you with a drug crime, they must first present evidence that the substance seized was a controlled substance through crime lab analysis. Secondly, the prosecution must prove you knew or should have known the substance was in your presence. Finally, they must prove you had control of the drug at the time of arrest. For example, if you were arrested after your school found drugs in your locker, but you shared lockers with another student, it is plausible that you were unaware they were in the locker.

In the state of Florida, drug crimes are taken seriously because these offenses are considered a major contributing cause in a broad range of criminal activities, including violent crimes, theft crimes, and more. At The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, we believe that one mistake or misrepresented situation should not destroy your life. We’re here to fight for you. Our AV® Preeminent rated Jacksonville drug charge defense lawyer can stand by your site and help you overcome this obstacle. It’s time to get some legal muscle on your side.

For a free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Kate Mesic at (904) 615-8950 now and arrange a time to meet with our team, or obtain a case evaluation over the phone.

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