Palm Bay Drug Defense Lawyer

Drug cases don’t tend to be as high profile as many more violent cases, but they carry similarly harsh penalties in the event of a conviction. While this may not be true in many other states, it is the case in Florida where drug conviction penalties can pile on depending on specific circumstances. First-time offenders face the lightest of all consequences for convictions, but by no means should that give one the impression that they are insignificant.

For example, possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana in Florida is a felony regardless of your criminal history. Depending on the total amount and your criminal background, your maximum minimum sentencing can drastically increase:

  • Third-degree felony warrants up to $5,000 in fines and five years in prison.
  • Second-degree felony warrants up to $10,000 in fines and 15 years in prison.
  • First-degree felony warrants up to $200,000 in fines and 30 years in prison.

Although first-time offenders do have the potential of being enrolled in a diversion program rather than facing jail time, that decision is completely at the discretion of the judge. To best position yourself for a favorable judgment, acquire the legal services of a Palm Bay drug defense lawyer with The Umansky Law Firm.

Common Drug Offenses in Palm Bay

Marijuana may be one of the most common drugs that individuals get charged with possession of, but there are numerous other drugs and substances that one can be convicted of carrying. These include:

Along with charges for having the drug itself, one can also face additional charges for the possession of drug paraphernalia which includes:

  • Bongs
  • Scales
  • Pipes
  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Small spoons
  • Roach clips

How a Palm Bay Drug Defense Attorney Can Help

Florida judges are known for issuing some of the harshest penalties for drug crimes, which is why it is vital that those accused choose an attorney with experience representing clients facing such charges. The Palm Bay drug defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have defended against charges for:

  • Drug possession
  • Manufacturing and cultivation
  • Drug sales and delivery
  • Possession with the intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Importation

Law enforcement officials are often excessive when charging those arrested for drug possession. A key example is when an individual is caught with five grams of marijuana, and the arresting officer charges him with possession with the intent to sell. That amount can just as well be for personal use, but the officer chooses to go with the charge that can equate to more jail time. The Palm Bay drug defense attorneys are here to ensure that your rights are protected.

The Umansky Law Firm houses lawyers who are not afraid of prosecutors, judges or trial by jury.These attorneys also have experience as prosecutors at the state and local level. We can use their inside knowledge to help get the best results possible for your case. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free consultation.