Fort Lauderdale Drug Crime Lawyer

Being charged with a drug crime can be serious, so you need a professional from The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A., to be your advocate and protect your rights.
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Drug Crime Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you could face harsh penalties, which can in turn result in life-altering consequences. It is crucial that you discuss your situation with an experienced drug crime attorney as soon as possible. With an effective defense, it is possible that a judge may drop the charges or give you a lighter sentence.

Our team at The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A. is ready to help. Our experienced Fort Lauderdale drug crime lawyer will carefully review the facts of your case and build a strong defense strategy.

Types of Drug Crimes You Could Face

The types of drug crimes our clients are accused of vary, as do the penalties. Some of the most common include the following:
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Sale and/or delivery of drugs
  • Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
  • Manufacturing and cultivation of drugs
  • The attempted sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia or manufacturing equipment.
If you face any of these charges or a combination of them, schedule a free consultation with our Fort Lauderdale drug crime lawyer today.

Common Types Of Drugs Involved In Drug Crimes

When it comes to drug crimes, the charges can stem from a wide variety of substances. These can include illicit street drugs or prescription drugs that you are not authorized to obtain or use, as well as precursor chemicals that may be utilized in the manufacturing of drugs.

Some of the most common substances are marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, and LSD. GHB, ketamine, and methamphetamines are also frequently cited in drug crime cases. Additionally, in recent years, people have been increasingly abusing prescription drugs such as Vicodin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and oxycontin.

Drug charges can come in varying degrees of severity, with the latter depending on the type of substance and the total amount seized.

Common Penalties For Drug Possession

It is a first-degree felony to possess more than 10 grams of drugs such as heroin or LSD. A conviction could land you in jail for up to 30 years and can include a $10,000 fine. On the other hand, possession of more than 10 grams of drugs such as cocaine, opium, morphine, and anabolic steroids is considered a third-degree felony, which carries penalties of up to five years in prison and fines of up to $5,000.

Having up to 20 grams of marijuana is a first-degree misdemeanor. It carries a fine of up to $1,000 and a maximum one-year sentence. If you have more than 20 grams of marijuana, the charge will be upgraded to a third-degree felony.

Regardless of the particular details of your case, our experienced Fort Lauderdale drug crime attorney can build an effective defense strategy. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, so that we may discuss your legal options.

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  • Confidential Case Assessment - During your confidential case assessment we will listen to the details of your case, and formulate a strategy to defend you as well as possible.
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Penalties For Drug Trafficking

Florida law defines drug trafficking as the “intentional sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery, possession, or transportation of a controlled substance.” The severity of the penalties naturally varies according to the substance, and the amount. A drug trafficking conviction will result in a minimum of three years in prison. You could also face a fine of $50,000. In some extreme situations, the sentence could be life in prison with no possibility of parole. The minimum amount of marijuana in question required for you to receive a trafficking charge is 25 pounds. For cocaine, it’s just 28 grams.

Your Lawyer Will Be Your Advocate

Our Fort Lauderdale drug crime attorney possesses extensive experience. A commonly employed defense strategy includes analyzing whether any searches or seizures were illegal or improper. In some cases, the attorney can even call into question whether you were in possession of the substances at all, according to the law. Call The Law Offices of R. David Williams today to review your case in a free consultation and determine the next steps of your legal defense.
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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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Most importantly, David Williams makes it a priority to give you personalized service and attention with regard to your criminal case. Call our office at your convenience for a free consultation. We will schedule a personal consultation at your convenience with the attorney to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your criminal case in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. David Williams will provide you with the defense and counseling that is required to have a successful outcome for your criminal case.

David Williams prides himself on providing personal attention with regard to all aspects of your criminal or traffic matter. David Williams will provide you with a fair fee for the work required and will extend a payment plan that is suitable to your needs for your criminal matter.

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