Drug Offenses

Drug crimes in Florida involve the sale, possession, transportation and manufacturing of illegal controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, PCP, and ecstasy. In addition, Orlando drug crimes and Florida drug offenses include the unauthorized use, possession or sale of prescription medications such as Percocet, Oxycontin, and Vicodin. If you’ve been arrested on any of the types of charges our drug defense attorneys can provide you the aggressive and experience representation that is required to successfully fight the drug charges against you.

If you have never been in trouble with the law, you may be feeling nervous of what’s next which is why we are here for you. 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 whenever possible.

Types of Drug Offenses we Defend Against:

Florida is one of the most strict states when it comes to prosecuting drug crimes. The penalties are based on the type and quantity of the drug, whether it was intended for sale, and if the person has any prior convictions. Jail time, probation, fines, and counseling are the most common consequences of a conviction.

Recent Case Result

Possession of Marijuana

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.

Defense Strategies in Drug Crimes Cases

As former state and city prosecutors, we understand the techniques and strategies that are used to prosecute drug crimes. We can examine the facts of your case in great detail and often find things that others may have missed. Evidence is one of the many details we routinely challenge and investigate. This includes your initial contact with law enforcement, the arrest to find out whether or not the police had probable cause, where the drugs were found, whose drugs were confiscated, whether or not the drugs were obtained under a valid prescription, the police behavior and procedures, and several other aspects.

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 court. Call us today and schedule a free consultation where we can sit down and discuss your options with you.

Why You Need Help From an Orlando Drug Lawyer

In an attempt for a more severe penalty, drug charges in Orlando can be excessive. 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. By arguing that law enforcement used unfair practices, a skilled defense lawyer may be able to get the charges dropped. In cases where the charges are more severe and the person if facing years in prison, an experienced drug lawyer may be able to negotiate a better deal.

Drug crime cases can be complicated and require difficult decisions to be made. If you fail to seek the help of a drug crime attorney, you could be setting yourself up for failure. 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?

Contact Our Drug Defense Attorneys in Orlando, Florida

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for state or federal drug charges, our firm is here to fight for you. We encourage you to call us today and we would be happy to review your case and answer any questions you may have. This includes discussing how aggressive the state and federal laws are and helping you understand how severe the criminal penalties related to drug charges have become.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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