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Drug Possession

Daytona Beach Drug Possession Lawyer

Facing an Arrest in Florida? Call Our 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.

How Long Do You Go to Jail for Drug Possession in Florida?

Penalties for drug possession in Florida range from a first-degree misdemeanor to a first-degree felony: 

  • First-degree misdemeanor: Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine
  • First-degree felony: Up to 30 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine
  • Second-degree felony: Up to 15 years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine
  • Third-degree felony: Up to five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine

How Do You Beat a Drug Possession Charge in Florida?

In Florida, the most typical defense to drug possession charges is the insufficient evidence defense. The prosecution has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant possessed the drugs. Suppose the evidence is weak, circumstantial, or lacks credibility. In that case, it may be possible to challenge the prosecution's case and dismiss the charges.

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.


Why Choose Buckmaster & Ellzey?

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys