Possession with Intent to Sell Meth Attorney in Tavares, FL

In the state of Florida, the crime of possession with intent to sell meth is an extremely serious charge.  Often referred to as crank or crystal meth, methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance known to be a highly addictive narcotic.  While possession of meth is one thing, possession with intent is quite another and prosecuted aggressively by the state.  In fact, if found guilty you may face prison time, fines, and much more.  At Adams & Luka, our Tavares drug crimes lawyers work vigorously to defend your legal rights, freedom, and future.

Considering the increasing number of individuals taking meth in the state, lawmakers have cracked down on offenders regarding the sale or distribution of meth.  Basically, if you are found in possession of methamphetamine, you may face various criminal charges including simple possession, possession with intent to sell, or even trafficking depending on your criminal history, the evidence, and facts of your case.  As seasoned possession with intent to sell attorneys in Tavares, we know that every individual has legal rights, and police frequently violate these rights or step outside their boundaries.  This is why it is critical that you never admit guilt, or face criminal charges without the legal guidance and support of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Penalties for Possession with Intent to Sell Methamphetamine in Florida

Florida Statute 893.13(1)(a)(1) dictates that it is unlawful for an individual in the state to:
- Sell, deliver, or manufacture any amount of meth, or
- Possess any amount of methamphetamine when the individual in possession intends to deliver, sell, or manufacture meth.

Considered a Level 5 offense and charged as a second-degree felony, those who are convicted of possession with intent to sell methamphetamine in Tavares may face serious criminal penalties including:

1. A maximum of fifteen (15) years in prison
2. A maximum of fifteen (15) years probation
3. Fines of up to $10,000


Not only do those found guilty face possible loss of freedom and fines, but a criminal record and driver's license suspension as well.  Additionally, those convicted who hold a professional license issued by the state may be subject to suspension of the license.

Defending Charges of Meth Possession with Intent to Sell in Tavares

Police and prosecutors often "up" simple charges of possession to possession with intent based on the amount of drug a person has in his or her possession.  In addition, evidence may be seized illegally if law enforcement personnel fail to obtain the proper search warrant, or arrest you without probable cause.  There are several effective defense tactics often used by drug crimes lawyers depending on the unique circumstances of your case.  Some of these include:

1. Personal use
2. Lack of knowledge
3. Constructive possession
4. Illegal search and seizure

The fact that you have been arrested or charged does not mean you will be found guilty.  In fact, every individual suspected of a crime is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  We work aggressively and develop a strong defense strategy should your case go to trial.  There are various legal options that may be available to you as well including drug court, diversion programs, and more.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

Many people make the unfortunate mistake of waiting to consult with a defense attorney when charged with a crime.  As soon as you are arrested or under investigation, it is critical to seek out legal assistance immediately - before police begin asking questions.  At Adams & Luka, our possession with intent to sell meth attorneys are experienced, skilled, and dedicated to securing positive results for every client we represent.  Contact us immediately for a free consultation.
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I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

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