Orlando Cocaine Arrest Attorney
Florida Cocaine Charges Attorney
There is no such thing as minor cocaine charges. Possession of even a trace amount of cocaine is a third-degree felony in Florida, punishable by up to five years in prison. Even if you receive probation, your driver's license will be suspended for two years if convicted.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to make sure an arrest on cocaine charges does not wreck your life. Our lawyers represent juveniles and adults who are arrested on cocaine charges in Orlando and other communities in central Florida.
Consequences of a Drug Conviction
A felony drug conviction is a big deal, especially if you are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Background checks are increasingly common not only in employment, but in college admissions, when you buy insurance, rent an apartment or take out a loan. A felony drug conviction is something that would follow you around for the rest of your life.
As a convicted felon, you would lose the right to vote and own firearms. A police officer who stops you on the road for a traffic offense would see your criminal history and could treat you differently as a result.
Defenses to Cocaine Charges
Defenses to cocaine charges often hinge on search and seizure issues:
- Did the police have a legal reason to stop you?
- Did the police have probable cause to search your vehicle?
- If the drugs were seized in your home or apartment, did the police have valid search warrant?
As former prosecutors, we are highly experienced at identifying search and seizure issues that could result in suppression of the cocaine evidence. Without evidence, the charges could be dropped.
You may also be eligible for first-offender treatment that could resolve the charges without a conviction.