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When compared with other drugs, methamphetamines is largely considered one of the most dangerous. Because of this and their high risk of addiction, the penalties for a possession charge can be quite severe. If you’re accused of possessing meth or even just the ingredients to make meth, you could serve years in prison if convicted. Fortunately, there may still be time to avoid the most serious of penalties.
A Florida defense attorney is there to represent their clients’ best interests, whether they are accused of meth possession or even trafficking. This means they work tirelessly to defend their clients’ rights in court and pursue the best possible results at trial and even before.
Being accused of a meth crime can be embarrassing and extremely stressful. Even if you are innocent of the charges, people may cast judgement on you long before you have your day in court. Your attorney can be your steadfast advocate during this difficult time.
In general, possession of meth is considered a 3rd degree felony under Florida drug laws. This means it carries maximum potential penalties like:
In addition, if convicted, you will be labeled a convicted felon for the rest of your life, impacting your ability to get a job and even find a place to live.
Fortunately, a very small percentage of meth possession cases end in a conviction at trial. Instead, the majority result in a plea agreement. A plea bargain is where you admit wrongdoing in exchange for a reduced lenient sentence or reduced charges. Probation is the most common outcome of such plea agreements.
Your attorney can help determine the likelihood that you’ll receive a positive plea agreement.
In some jurisdictions, you may be eligible to have your case heard in a drug court. These courts are focused on rehabilitation rather than punishment, and they often avoid jail time altogether. Instead, you are enrolled in an intensive supervision period that’s similar to probation.
Drug courts are not easy, but they are far preferable to prison time. If you have a drug problem, they can offer you the assistance you need to recover and kick the habit.
The strategy used in your case will depend on the specific facts of your case. From challenging the search that led to your arrest or arguing there is insufficient evidence for a conviction, your attorney is there to help you get the best results possible.
You have rights when accused of a crime like meth possession. Let us put you in touch with a local attorney who understands those rights and can potentially help you on your case.
Call our Florida defense lawyers now to talk about any meth possession or other drug related criminal charge in Florida. We will offer you a case evaluation on your legal defense options, answer any questions you may have, and give you an honest assessment of what may happen to you, and the most likely results in your specific circumstances.
Then you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. You can decide whether you want to fight the charges, or work out a plea deal for a no contest. Whatever you decide to do, we can help.
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