In the state of Florida, drug sales and/or delivery can leave you facing serious criminal charges. Similar to drug trafficking, selling or delivering certain drugs such as cocaine may leave you facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando drug crime lawyers are dedicated to providing those accused of selling or delivering drugs with outstanding legal guidance. We understand the uncertainty and fear you may be experiencing; we will provide you with the support and experience essential to reach positive results.
Whether you are found in possession of cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, or any illegal substance, police can charged you with drug delivery regardless of whether evidence exists that money was exchanged. In many cases, the mere amount of a drug in someone's possession is enough to indicate that it was intended for sale or delivery, rather than for personal use.What Must Prosecutors Prove in an Orlando & Central Florida Drug Sales and Delivery Case?
Essentially, all that is necessary to convict you is that the prosecutor can prove you delivered or sold an illegal drug, which may be accomplished by providing a witness, who may or may not be an undercover police officer or confidential informant. Additionally, you may be charged with delivering drugs if it can be proven that you did possess a drug, and you had the intent to sell.Possible Defenses Against Drug Sales and Delivery in Florida
Anyone who is accused of drug sales and delivery has a right to an aggressive defense. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando drug crime lawyers will work tirelessly to have charges dismissed or to obtain an acquittal when possible.
One of the most common defenses to these types of charges is entrapment. This involves police or confidential informants pressuring an individual into selling drugs, so that they can provide proof of the defendant's guilt. In addition, it is not unusual for witnesses with questionable motives to provide damaging testimony. These "questionable" witnesses may be others who have been convicted of a drug or other crime and who are willing to provide testimony to help their own situation, such as giving their testimony in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Police or investigators may also have performed an illegal or unconstitutional search and seizure. Our top priority is to determine all of your legal options and work with you to reach the desired outcome.Contact Adams & Luka Now
As mentioned earlier, a conviction on charges of drug sales and delivery could result in up to 15 years in prison. It is also important to note that when a drug crime such as the sale/delivery of cocaine occurs within 1,000 feet of a school, church, public park, or public housing, the charges may be enhanced to a first-degree felony, which may result in up to 30 years in prison.
It is easy to see that a conviction could impact not only your freedom, but your career, reputation, relationships - every aspect of your life. Essentially, your freedom and future may be in jeopardy. When facing such serious charges, put your case in capable hands and expect a great result. Contact our Orlando criminal defense attorneys immediately.