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Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges in Brevard County

Spilled drugs - Melbourne drug attorneyDrug offense charges are common in Brevard County courts, but that does not make them any less serious. If you or someone you know is subject to a drug investigation or has been charged with drug crimes, we strongly urge you to avail yourself of our seasoned attorney at Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers.

With decades devoted exclusively to criminal defense in the Brevard County area, Attorney Laura Siemers is a trial lawyer with extensive experience to help you seek the most optimum case result possible.

Are you facing drug charges in Florida? Call the Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers today at (321) 218-5512 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crimes lawyer in Melbourne!

Understanding Florida’s Drug Laws

Florida follows a Schedule of controlled substances deemed unlawful due to their lack of medical value and potential for physical and psychological addiction. Drugs are rated from top to bottom in five Schedules, with the most dangerous at Schedule I. An example of a Schedule I drug is heroin.

Drug crimes involving controlled dangerous substances include:

  • Simple possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Sales/distribution
  • Cultivation
  • Manufacture
  • Trafficking

How you are charged in any drug crime case depends on what type of Scheduled drug was found in your possession, how much of it was found, and whether it was used or was intended to be used in distribution.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Florida?

Other drug possessions can be charged as third-degree felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison. Large quantities of controlled substances, such as more than 28 grams of cocaine or more than four grams of heroin or an opiate, are charged as first-degree felonies punishable by up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

In some instances, pretrial intervention programs and probation instead of jail time may be available. To understand your position and options, you can rely on the capable legal counsel you will find at the Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers.

Florida Marijuana Laws

Currently, adequately authorized medical marijuana is legal in the state. A bill to decriminalize possession of 20 grams or less has been put forward to the legislature to be decided in 2020. The revenue from medical marijuana has put the state in gear for legalizing marijuana for all adult use.

However, possessing up to 20 grams of marijuana is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail plus court costs.

Can You Get Drug Charges Dropped?

One of the most typical methods to dismiss drug possession charges from a record is to show probable cause did not exist during the arrest. However, finding a skilled and aggressive criminal defense law firm that will do everything possible to protect your rights is critical.

Contact the Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers today to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug crimes attorney in Melbourne!

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