Florida Drug Possession Laws
Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
Drug possession charges can result in varying penalties, depending on several factors:
- The type of drug or drugs you are found in possession of
- Whether the alleged possessor has a drug or criminal history
- If there were injuries or fatalities to other individuals involved
- The amount, larger amounts can enhance charges to possession with intent to distribute or even drug trafficking
In any case, a person caught in possession of unlawful controlled substances can be subject to devastating legal repercussions such as incarceration, severe fines, probation and misdemeanor or felony charges on their legal record, which may not be eligible in the for expungement.
If you or someone you care about has recently been arrested and charged with drug possession, it is imperative that you exercise your basic rights to remain silent and to obtain the services of a highly competent Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer. You are now facing a situation where you will need to be proactive in order to possibly avoid or minimize jail time and a criminal record.
We Provide Experienced Representation in Deland & West Volusia
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we are extremely well versed and experienced in cases pertaining to criminal defense and drug crime laws and procedures. Being former prosecutors, we have extensive knowledge of the various tactics that are used by prosecuting attorneys to attempt to limit a defendant's freedom and we are committed to zealously advocating your rights and interests in and out of the courtroom.
Choosing the right attorney is one of the most important steps you can make in your current situation, as it can mean the difference between winning and losing. We bring proven results, extensive experience and dedication to every case we represent and will aggressively fight to help preserve your future freedom and rights and to achieve the best possible result in your legal matter.
To confidentially discuss your legal situation and learn how we can help, contact a Daytona Beach drug possession attorney at our firm now.
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Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?There are two types of divorce in Daytona Beach: contested and uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is typically preferred because they can usually be completed with far less hassle and in far less time. However, to go through the uncontested divorce process, the couple must reach an agreement on all significant divorce-related issues. These issues include: • Property division • Debt allocation • Alimony • Child support • Child custody • Visitation When there is disagreement over one or more of these issues, the couple will need to go through the contested divorce process. In such cases, the couple will either need to hire a divorce mediator to help them through the negotiation process or have the family court decide for them.
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
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“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
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Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience