Ft. Pierce Drug Offense Attorney
In Florida, judges, state attorneys and law enforcement officials also take drug offenses very seriously. And yes, many DUI clients are also found to have drugs in their possession after they are searched and arrested. A drug offense can be as simple as being caught with a small possession of marijuana for personal use, holding onto a neighbor’s prescription, or as extreme as running an international drug trade. But despite the severity of the crime, the law looks at all drug offenses the same way. Drugs contribute to a large part of Florida’s criminal activity. For that reason, drug offenders are punished with harsh legal consequences.
Common drugs used for criminal activity include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, hallucinogens, steroids and designer drugs. There is a wide variety of illegal activity that is considered a drug offense, such as:
- Possession (drugs and paraphernalia)
- Prescription Fraud
- Intent to Sell
- Narcotic Sales
- Drug Smuggling
The legal penalties for a drug offense depend on the severity of the crime and other factors, such as the individual’s level of criminal involvement, the quantity of the substance(s), and his/her intent to sell, use, distribute, cultivate, deliver, etc.
Most drug offenses are felonies, although in some situations a person can be charged with a misdemeanor. If you are convicted of committing a drug offense, you could face probation, monetary fines, rehabilitation, community service, driver’s license revocation or suspension, deportation for non U.S. citizens, and prison sentences lasting anywhere from zero to 25 years, and sometimes, even life in prison. In addition to these penalties, drug crimes can cripple professional reputations and personal relationships, and jeopardize employment and other future opportunities.
Contact Ft. Pierce Drug Offense Attorney
Drug offenses are extremely serious crimes that could ruin a person’s life. Attorney Jerry Roden has successfully represented hundreds of individuals charged with drug crimes throughout his legal career. Mr. Roden is also well-versed in this area of law, and utilizes effective strategies to obtain a favorable outcome. Believe it or not, sometimes Mr. Roden is even able to obtain diversion programs outside the court system or even suppress the drugs. Attorney Roden dedicates himself to protecting your rights by thoroughly investigating your case and coming up with an aggressive legal plan of action to fight your charges.
If you or your loved one is in need of a skilled Florida criminal defense attorney in Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County, or Brevard County, contact the law office of Jerry Roden today!