If you have been charged with a drug offense in Florida, experienced criminal defense attorney Jessica Damoth can help you mount a vigorous defense. Jessica handles cases that involve
- Manufacturing and cultivation;
- Illegal drugs and prescription drugs.
She also helps clients that are facing charges of violating probation (VOP) due to a drug offense. To schedule a free consultation, contact Jessica Damoth, P.A., at (407) 730-1809 today.
Drug Charges in Florida
Florida drug laws include possession of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution or trafficking of a dangerous controlled substance, and manufacturing or cultivating an illegal drug. Florida classifies illegal drugs into five schedules. Schedule I drugs are most restricted and drug offenses involving schedule I drugs carry the harshest penalties. Convictions for drug offenses can be severe, especially for repeat offenders.
Defenses to Drug Charges in Florida
There are a number of possible defenses to drug charges in Florida. What defenses may apply depend on the charge and the facts of an individual case. There are certain elements that prosecutors must prove; Jessica Damoth, P.A., can analyze the facts of your case to determine which of these elements should be contested.
In some cases, drug charges can be defeated on the basis that police violated the defendant’s Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures, for instance when drug possession charges arise as a result of a traffic stop or because police entered into a defendant’s home when there was no probable cause.
When a conviction seems likely or unavoidable, it may be possible for a defendant to avoid a harsh punishment by instead gaining access to an “alternative sentence” such as a drug treatment program, drug counseling, or a substance abuse course. Many first time offenders for lower level offenses can negotiate sentences of community service or probation.
Contact Jessica Damoth, P.A., to Discuss Your Case Today
Daytona Beach drug attorney Jessica Damoth works hard to defend clients against drug charges throughout Central Florida. Drug charges can raise complex question of law and fact. If you are facing a drug charge of any kind, is imperative that you have qualified and experienced legal counsel.
Attorney Jessica Damoth offers free consultations where she can help you understand your legal rights and explain any defenses you may have. For each of her drug offense clients, Jessica provides vigorous, accessible, and dedicated service. If you have been charged with a drug offense in Florida, contact Jessica Damoth, P.A., to schedule your free consultation today at (407) 730-1809.