Fort Walton Beach Drug Crime Lawyers
Protect Your Rights with Vanover Law Firm
Drug charges are common in Florida and can result in life-altering penalties for the accused. The severity of these cases can vary widely, ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies, but no matter what drug offense the accused may be facing, it is advised that they seek counsel from a knowledgeable and experienced Fort Walton Beach drug crime attorney immediately.
At Vanover Law Firm, our Okaloosa County criminal defense attorney has handled thousands of criminal cases, including many involving our local controlled substance statutes. We know what challenges the accused face in these cases and what to look for in the state's case against our clients. Defendants that choose our firm can trust that every avenue toward a dismissal or reduction will be exhaustively pursued by their representation.
If you've been charged with a drug crime, then time is of the essence. Call our firm at (850) 999-0006 today.
Drug Crimes in Florida
Drug statutes in Florida are complex and address numerous circumstances in which individuals could be in possession of controlled substances or participating in a larger drug economy. The seriousness of these charges is based on various factors, including the type of controlled substance involved and the amount, but all of these charges can result in serious ramifications for the accused if a guilty verdict is reached.
Common drug crimes in Florida include:
- Possession of a controlled substance - Florida Statute § 893.13(6)(a)
- Possession with intent to sell - Florida Statute § 893.13
- Manufacturing of a controlled substance - Florida Statute § 893.13
- Selling of a controlled substance - Florida Statute § 893.13
- Delivery of a controlled substance - Florida Statute § 893.13
- Sale of drugs to a minor - Florida Statute § 893.13(4)
- Bringing drugs into a protected area - Florida Statute § 893.13(1)(c) – (f)
For more information on your specific charge, call our offices today. We can review the details of your case and outline how our Fort Walton Beach criminal defense attorneys would approach your defense.
Defending Against Your Drug Charge
It's often the case that drug crime defendants feel as if they have been caught "red-handed" and have no other legal recourse but to plead guilty. This is not always the case. In fact, there are often probable cause, police protocol, and evidence issues in these cases that the accused may not be aware of at the time of their arrest. At Vanover Law Firm, we can ensure that these shortcomings in the prosecution's case are properly exposed and rigorously scrutinized before the law.
Want to learn more about your defense options? Contact our offices to request a free case evaluation with our team today.