Many people do not truly realize how a drug conviction can adversely affect their future. For instance, a criminal conviction will result in a criminal record, something all potential employers, landlords, educational facilities, professional licensing agencies, and others can easily see when conducting a routine background check. Whether you have been accused of marijuana possession,, manufacturing methamphetamine, or selling/distributing heroin, cocaine, or other illegal substances, it is critical to contact a skilled Wildwood drug crimes attorney. At Adams & Luka, we know the serious consequences individuals charged with drug-related offenses face if found guilty. In order to protect your legal rights, freedom, and future it is important you take action and contact us today.
As with most crimes, the punishment you may face depends on a number of factors including criminal history, the offense you were charged with, where the alleged crime took place, and more. For example, a charge of marijuana possession is typically not as serious as a charge of distributing or trafficking cocaine. However, it is important to note that police and prosecutors will often attempt to turn a simple possession charge into one of possession with intent to distribute/deliver. You must have a qualified defense lawyer to guide and support you throughout the process and what is a complex criminal justice system.
With over 30 years of combined experience, our firm has reached favorable results for countless clients accused of crimes including:
Depending on the offense an individual is charged with, the penalties for a conviction can be extremely harsh and may include jail/prison time, substantial fines, probation, and more. For instance, a conviction for drug trafficking will result in a minimum of three years in prison and a $25,000 fine, while the maximum fine could be as much as $200,000. Sales and distribution of drugs, intent to sell and deliver, and trafficking are all drug crimes that are frowned upon in central Florida, and harshly punished.
Ultimately, a misdemeanor conviction could leave you facing up to one year in jail, while a felony conviction may result in as many as 30 years in a prison cell. The punishment you face depends on the details of your case, even where the alleged crime occurred. It is vital to seek out exceptional legal representation in an effort to protect your freedom and future.
Should you plead not guilty, or guilty? Are there other legal options available that may be to your benefit? Would it be advantageous to plead guilty to lesser charges, or might the charge against you be dismissed? At Adams & Luka, we will answer all of your questions, investigate the charges, explore all legal options, look for potential weaknesses in the case against you, and much more. Unlike some Wildwood drug crimes lawyers, we do not simply walk our clients through a plea agreement - we fight aggressively on your behalf. Contact us immediately for a free consultation at (352)787-2101.