Orlando Meth Arrest Lawyer
Florida Methamphetamine Lawyer
Florida takes meth charges very seriously. Possession of less than 14 grams of meth is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in state prison. Possession of 14 or more grams of meth is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and carries a mandatory minimum sentence even for a first-time offender.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to make sure a meth arrest does not wreck your life. Our lawyers represent juveniles and adults who are arrested on meth possession and manufacturing charges in Orlando and other communities in central Florida.
Meth Manufacturing Charges
Meth is viewed as damaging not only to the person using it but also to the community. The production of meth in makeshift labs can result in fires and explosions that can injure and kill innocent people, including law enforcement personnel and emergency responders who are called to a meth house.
Possession of precursor chemicals such as phenylacetone, phenylacetic acid, pseudoephedrine, or ephedrine with the intent of manufacturing meth is a felony. Exposing a child to the dangers of a meth lab is a first-degree felony, subject to a five-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
Causing the death of someone else through the manufacture of meth is a capital felony, punishable by death or life in prison.
Defenses of Meth Charges
There are defenses to meth possession and meth manufacturing charges. For example, if you are arrested for possession of precursor chemicals, the state must prove that you intended to manufacture meth. That can be difficult to do, since many of these chemicals are over-the-counter drugs.
If you are arrested for possessing meth, our lawyers can challenge the search and seizure of drug evidence. Police may have lacked a valid search warrant or probable cause to search you.
If you are a first-time offender, you may be eligible for a diversion program that would allow you to get treatment and resolve the meth charges without a conviction.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando meth arrest attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.