Aggressive Defense For Drug Charges In Tallahassee
A drug conviction can happen quickly and will have very lasting effects on someone’s life. The state of Florida does not take these crimes lightly, and in many cases, seeks to make examples out of individuals they believe to have contributed to the national drug problem. In order to fight these charges and protect your future, you need strong criminal defense representation.
Our Tallahassee drug crime attorneys have over 70 years of combined legal experience and the extensive training needed to undertake a wide variety of drug charges. Our primary objective is to get your charges reduced, or dismissed completely in Florida.
Our firm defends clients accused of many different types of drug charges, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug cultivation
- Drug distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription fraud
- Search and seizure
We also work with students and minors involved in college crimes and juvenile crimes related to the use or possession of illegal substances in Florida. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your drug charges, you could be sentenced to jail time, hefty fines, probation, community service, and mandatory drug counseling if convicted in Tallahassee.
Award-Winning Attorneys Working In Your Defense
To determine your charges and the type of sentence you will be given, prosecutors, judges and juries take into account:
- The amount of the controlled substance that was involved
- The classification of that controlled substance
- Whether or not you have any previous criminal history involving drug offenses
Experiencing a successful outcome is the direct product of how much focused time and effort your attorney puts into your case. Turn to Jansen & Davis, P.A., experienced Tallahassee drug possession attorneys today to begin building the strongest defense for your case.
Drug Crime FAQ
What You Should Know About Drug Crimes
Drug crimes can lead to life-altering criminal consequences, including fines, incarceration and a lifetime criminal record. You need to take an aggressive approach to your case. Jansen & Davis, P.A., is a long-standing Florida law firm. Moreover, we have a history of successful representation with thousands of acquittals. Our attorneys can give you the fierce representation and personalized approach you deserve.
We urge you to come into our office for a complete case evaluation. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about drug crimes.
My adult child faces controlled substance charges. What can I do?
As a parent with a child in college or newly in the labor force, you are in a new position. Rather than intervening actively on their behalf, you now can only offer them resources and make options available to them. We encourage you to bring your adult child to our office or to speak to us about how we can support them in the wake of drug allegations. We are also happy to go over their options with them and explain the severity of their situation.
When does a drug crime lead to a felony conviction?
Drug charges vary in severity based on what substance the alleged perpetrator had in their possession, how much of the substance they had, what they intended to do with the substance and whether they have an existing criminal record. If you face charges for possession of a large quantity of a substance, possession of any quantity of a schedule I controlled substance, intent to sell or intent to manufacture, you should reach out immediately.
Is rehabilitation or a deferral an option for me?
Possibly. We can explore several options as a part of your case that may preempt or otherwise eliminate the need for trial and conviction. This will depend on factors like the details of the alleged crime, whether you have a prior conviction and you meet requirements for court-approved programs. First-time offenders, such as college students, are often very good candidates for this route.
Can the police search my house or car without a warrant?
The police are prohibited from unreasonable search and seizure by the United States Constitution. This is typically taught as the need for a warrant. However, most police searches and arrests are conducted based on “probable cause,” which requires the police to have a compelling reason to believe that a crime is taking place.
Additionally, police are allowed to search your property if they have your consent. When police ask to enter your home or search your vehicle, you should always say no or ask for a warrant. Once you give permission, anything they find may be used against you.
Probable cause does have limits. If the police search your home or property without probable cause, without a warrant and without your permission, they may be violating your rights.
What do I do if they offer me a plea?
A guilty plea may be a good option in your case, but you should never accept one without getting qualified legal advice from an attorney with experience