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A Trafficking Conviction is a Minimum Mandatory Prison Sentence

»  If you’ve been charged with trafficking Xanax, oxycodone, cannabis or other controlled substances, it’s imperative that you consult with an experienced drug crime lawyer immediately. A trafficking conviction requires a minimum mandatory prison sentence and should not be taken lightly. 

»  We understand that this is a stressful period in your life. While you are under the pressure of prosecution, we do not seek to place you under financial stress. That’s why all consultations are free, and we provide affordable payment plans that accommodate to your budget. Call us now to discover how we’ve successfully defended hundreds of cases in which charges have gotten reduced, dismissed or the case has reached the best possible result.

What to do when arrested for prescription drugs

If you’ve been arrested for the possession of a controlled substance for one or more of the following drugs such as oxycodone, adderall, xanax, and other prescription medication, there may be several defense options available for you. One that may apply to you is possessing a prescribed pill outside of its container isn’t necessarily a crime. Contact us now to find out how we can protect your rights against the penalties for a possession of a controlled substance.

Your license may be suspended due to a drug conviction in Florida

Upon the conviction of a person 18 years of age or older for a controlled substance offence, the court shall revoke the driver license or driving privilege of the person. The period of such revocation shall be 1 year or until the person is evaluated for and, if deemed necessary, completes a drug treatment and rehabilitation program approved or regulated by the Department of Children and Families. However, the court may direct the department to issue a license for driving privilege restricted to business or employment purposes only. A driver whose license or driving privilege has been suspended or revoked may, after 6 months, petition the department for restoration of the driving privilege on a restricted or unrestricted basis. In no case shall a restricted license be available until 6 months of the suspension or revocation period has expired. If the court withholds adjudication there will be no suspension of the driver’s license.


The full statute (s. 322.055) can be seen here

Can I be charged for a controlled substance not in my possession?

Yes, this is referred to as constructive possession, which describes a situation in which you do not necessarily have the drugs on your person, but do have dominion and control over them. For instance, if police officers find drugs in your home or car, then you can be charged with possession.

Even if you’re charged with possession doesn’t mean that prosecution can make the charge stick. Drugs found in your car or home by law enforcement is not enough to convict you with a proper legal defense. Factors such as how many people in the car, who had access to the car, the location of the vehicle, are important factors to consider when putting together a defense for your case.

What if someone planted drugs in my car or home?

Without legal guidance, it can be difficult to prove how the drugs appeared in your possession. Since you are the owner of the vehicle or home in question, the burden of proof falls back on you to develop factors in your favor. In situations like this, it’s urgent that you contact an experienced drug crime attorney to help guide you through your options before settling for the wrong choice. When it comes to protecting your rights, it is also imperative to note that remaining silent is not a defense and can be used against you.

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