Facing Drug Possession Charges In Punta Gorda? Our Lawyers Have 50+ Years Of Criminal Defense Experience.
Charges of any kind of drug crime could result in harsh penalties upon conviction. One of the most common drug offenses committed today is possession, which involves both simple possession and possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
According to Florida state law, § 893.13, Fla. Stat. (2012), possession of a controlled substance can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the substance in question.
Drugs such as heroin or methamphetamine will result in a second degree felony conviction, the penalty for which is a prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Other substances such as marijuana and steroids will incur a third degree felony conviction, with a prison sentence of up to five years and up to a $5,000 fine. Less dangerous substances will result in a first degree misdemeanor conviction, imprisonment for up to one year, and a fine of up to $1,000.
The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Drug Defense Attorney
Drug crime convictions can ruin a person’s future chances of a successful life and career. Felonies are large black marks on a criminal record, and employers are hesitant to hire anyone convicted of such an offense.
Do not hesitate to obtain skilled legal counsel from a Punta Gorda criminal defense attorney if you are facing charges of drug possession. Click here to learn more about us at Leskovich Law Group, P.A..
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For more than 50 years, the attorneys at our firm has fought criminal charges in Punta Gorda and all of Charlotte County. We work as a team to provide the most detailed and effective criminal defense for each client and could skillfully strengthen your case. With our experienced representation, your drug crime charges could be reduced or dismissed altogether.