Gainesville Lawyer Fletcher is an AV® Peer Review Rated Criminal Defense attorney who represents
clients in Federal and State criminal matters across the State of Florida.
Gloria W. Fletcher, P.A.
4510 NW 6th Place 3rd Floor
Gainesville, Florida 32607
 
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  Drug Offenses
In Florida, the crackdown on drugs has become a significant force in politics and law enforcement. For this reason, drug offenses are vigorously prosecuted in state and federal court. The charges brought and the penalties sought by law enforcement and prosecutors will vary depending on the type of drug, the amount of the drug, how the illegal substance was used or packaged, whether the individual was armed and if the individual is charged in state or federal court. Therefore, a lot of factors are considered in drug offenses. Equally, the penalties or sentence for them can range from a rehabilitation program to probation and/or a state or federal prison sentence.

The ever-continuing “war on drugs” makes these offenses extremely difficult to navigate alone. Anyone would be better served hiring an expert criminal defense attorney no matter how minimal the offense may seem. The effects of a drug offense conviction can alter various parts of your life. For instance, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend your driver's license for two years. Additionally, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 allows assets to be seized or forfeited for drug offenses. In summary, law enforcement officers can seek forfeiture of your personal property, such as your home, car, boat, money or jewelry. A conviction for a felony drug offense will also result in the loss of civil rights, such as the right to vote, own a firearm, and even hold certain public offices. With all of these factors considered going into a drug offense defense, you and your legal representation should be aware of the potential consequences that you may face.

Drug Trafficking Offenses

A drug trafficking charge is considered a serious offense. If convicted, you may face a prison sentence and astonishing fine. There are several options available when you face a drug trafficking charge. In order to receive a better outcome, you may need to rely on the help of an expert criminal defense representative to negotiate an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office to waive or reduce the prison sentence and/or fine.

Our Gainesville, Florida attorneys expertly handle all types of drug-related offenses, which include possession, drug trafficking, sale and distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, and importation. We aggressively fight charges that involve all types of controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and methamphetamine. We will challenge and fight for your rights so you can hold onto your property and your livelihood.
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