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Consequences for drug possession conviction in Florida vary

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2016 | Drug Charges

In the state of Florida, accused individuals facing drug-related charges are often unsure about what their futures may hold. For many, this uncertainty is partially due to the lack of information they have about the possible consequences of conviction. At the law firm of Escobar, Michaels & Associates, we focus entirely on defending those accused of criminal offenses, and we can answer any questions you have concerning a drug offense, including questions about a drug possession charge.

The possible penalties associated with a drug possession charge can vary greatly. For those who are charged with possession of small amounts of marijuana, convictions can result in very light penalties that have little effect on the futures of those convicted. However, for those who are charged with possession of other drugs, the future may not look so bright.

Individuals charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy and certain prescription drugs may find themselves facing years behind bars. The amount of time in jail or prison to which one could be sentenced, if convicted, will vary depending on the amount of drugs one had in his or her possession at the time of his or her arrest. In addition, if a drug possession charge is accompanied by other charges, such as intention to distribute or trafficking, the possible penalties increase in severity.

If you face a charge for simple drug possession, the attorneys at the law firm of Escobar, Michaels & Associates can help you build a defense strategy to fit your needs. If you face a more serious charge, our attorneys have the experience to tackle your situation as well, having served as defense counsel in some of Florida’s most complex criminal trials. Regardless of the charge you face, we will work diligently to protect your rights in an effort to ensure justice is served.