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Boca Raton Drug Possession Defense

Need a lawyer for a drug possession case in Boca Raton, FL?

There are different types of drug possession charges that can be charged in Florida. The penalties that can result will depend on the type of drug along with the amount of that drug involved. Drug possession is generally a misdemeanor offense if involving marijuana, but offenses with controlled substances or chemicals used to make controlled substances are usually felony offenses. In order to be facing possession offenses in Florida, you must have been found in possession of a drug without a valid prescription from a doctor.

The prosecutor must prove all of the following factors in your case:

  1. The drug involved is illegal in nature under Florida law
  2. The defendant was aware that the drug was illegal and aware of its presence
  3. The defendant had control over the presence of the drug

With these three requirements, it is possible to build a solid defense if there is a lack of evidence to prove one or all of these factors. A skilled drug possession lawyer in Boca Raton can help in creating a defense on your behalf. Whether it is showing that you lacked knowledge of the illegal nature of the drug, you had a valid prescription for the drug, or the occurrence of an unlawful search and seizure, you need aggressive legal representation. I am Attorney Richard Tendler and I can assist you in your drug possession case in Boca Raton.

Fight Against the Penalties of Drug Possession

The potential penalties for drug possession charges vary by drug, the charge and the degree of offense. The breakdown of penalties can include:

  • Second Degree Misdemeanor: up to 60 days in prison plus fines
  • First Degree Misdemeanor: up to one year in prison plus fines
  • Third Degree Felony: up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000
  • Second Degree Felony: up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

To learn more about the drug possession laws in Florida, you can take a look at Florida Statutes Section 893.13. If you would like to discuss your unique drug possession case and the charges you may be facing, contact my firm, the Law Offices of Richard Tendler. I have abundant experience when it comes to drug possession cases and I am prepared to take on any type of drug crime case. Contact my firm today to set up a consultation with me. You can also start now by simply filling out an online contact form for me to review regarding the details of your case.

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