Are You Or Family Member Charged With Drug Possession?
Despite the legalization of marijuana in other states, it is still a prosecuted crime in Florida. Possessing any other controlled substance is a felony, with the possibility of jail or prison time. Whether felony or misdemeanor, a drug conviction is a black mark that can haunt you well into the future.
At Winter Spires & Associates, P.A., we take any drug arrest seriously. Our criminal defense lawyers will challenge the case against you and work hard to shield you from the worst penalties and consequences.
Contact us immediately if you face charges of drug possession in Okaloosa County, Walton County or Jackson County, Florida. We have represented teenagers, college students and adults, including out-of-state visitors.
Experienced Drug Crime Defense In Okaloosa County
Our legal team includes a former public defender and former city prosecutor with years of collective knowledge and trial experience. We can defend against all drug-related offenses, including:
- Possessing or growing marijuana
- Possessing or cooking crystal meth
- Possession of cocaine and other street drugs
- Unlawful possession of prescription drugs
- Possession with intent to distribute (based on amount)
- Drug trafficking
- Weapon charges
It is especially important to hire a local defense attorney, as the prosecution and punishment of drug crimes in Florida varies from county to county and from judge to judge. We have successfully challenged drug cases on Fourth Amendment grounds (illegal search and seizure) and other defenses, resulting in acquittals and dismissals. We have helped clients negotiate favorable plea deals or avoid jail through alternatives such as drug court.
The Stakes Are Too High To Take This Lightly
A drug crime conviction is a red flag to employers and colleges, and prison is a real possibility, especially if you have prior drug convictions. But you are not convicted or sentenced yet, and there is much we can do to defeat the charges or improve the outcome.