Orlando Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Drug crimes are some of the most common criminal offenses in Florida and while the public perception of drugs like marijuana are shifting throughout the country, they are still illegal in Florida. Many people fail to recognize the severity of drug charges seeing as they are not violent crimes, but that does not mean that you won’t be sentenced to hard time if convicted. No matter if you’re facing you first drug charge or you’re a repeat offender, you can significantly benefit from the services of a seasoned drug crime defense lawyer.

The criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando have the experience, skill, and capability required to defend and advocate for you against any drug charge. We represent clients confronting drug crime charges and investigations across Central Florida at both the state and federal levels.

Drug Crimes in Orlando, Florida

The Orlando drug crime defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have experience defending against drug crimes in Florida that involve the sale, possession, transportation, and manufacturing of illegal controlled substances such as:

Orlando drug crimes and Florida drug offenses also include the unauthorized use, possession or sale of prescription medications such as:

For those who’ve never been in trouble with the law, you may be feeling nervous about what’s next. Our defense attorneys are understanding of the questions, concerns, and fears you may have regarding your case. We work closely with clients to see that all avenues of resolution are explored and that you get the second chance you deserve.

Have you been recently arrested for a drug charge? If so, the drug defense lawyers at the Umansky Law Firm are ready to provide the high-quality representation you need to effectively get your drug charges reduced or dropped.

Types of Drug Offenses we Defend Against

The Umansky Law firm drug defense lawyers are here to help you fight against a myriad of drug offenses, including:

State and Federal laws increasingly involve harsh prosecution on drug possession, drug trafficking, and other drug-related crimes where the penalties can be very severe.

Florida is considered one of the strictest states when it comes to prosecuting drug crimes. The outcome of cases depends on many factors, including the type of drug, the intent for sale, and a person’s prior criminal record. The outcome for a drug conviction may vary and could include jail time, fines, probation, counseling, or a combination.  

Learn more about charges against medical marijuana business owners and the Florida Marchman Act.

Defense Strategies in Drug Crimes Cases

As a former Florida state prosecutor, we have a complete understanding of the strategies used to prosecute drug cases. We have the know-how to fully examine your case and find the details that other attorneys may miss.

There are many parts of your case that can be challenged in a court of law. Such things include:

  • Your initial contact with the police
  • The arrest
  • Location of the drugs
  • Whose drugs were taken by police
  • If the drugs are valid prescriptions
  • POlice behavior and procedures

If you are a first-time offender, you may be eligible for a diversion program that upon successful completion, your charges could be dismissed by the Florida drug court. Call us today and schedule a free consultation where we can sit down and discuss your options with you.

Recent Case Result

Heavy Marijuana Charges reduced to a Fine and Court Costs

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Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams & possession of drug paraphernalia – both carry a potential maximum penalty of 1 year in jail, 1 year probation & $1000 fine. Attorney Umansky was able to negotiate a plea offer for her client that was for a fine and court costs only. Attorney Umansky was able to prevent her client from being convicted on the possession of cannabis charge which carries a two-year driver’s license suspension.

Why You Need Help From an Orlando Drug Lawyer

Drug charges in Orlando can be excessive as prosecutors often go to great lengths to intensify penalties. Law enforcement may charge someone with sale of a controlled substance when it was clearly for personal use. It’s these type of cases that make it so important to hire an experienced Orlando drug crime attorney. 

Florida drug crime cases are often tricky to navigate and require difficult decisions to be made. Some important questions that must always be answered include:

  • Did the police take your statement?
  • Were the drugs tested by the arresting officer?
  • Were you offered a chance to cooperate with law enforcement?
  • Were your rights violated during the arrest?
  • Can you negotiate a plea deal for a better resolution?

If you are arrested for a drug crime in Florida you may face severe consequences. For instance, a drug conviction of any type can lead to your driver’s license being automatically suspended for six months. Fortunately, there are ways around this but its important to speak with an attorney to help with your defense.

Contact Our Drug Defense Attorneys in Orlando, Florida

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for state or federal drug charges, the Orlando drug defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm are here to fight for you. Our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience and a thorough understanding of how the state prosecutes alleged drug crime offenders. We can use our insight to help mitigate criminal charges and associated penalties. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.