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Drug Offenses

Top-Rated Criminal Defense for Drug Offenses

Coplan-Gardner & Gardner, PA, has a team of criminal defense attorneys that have years of combined experience handling a variety of drug-related offenses. Florida has strict drug laws, and if you’re facing drug offense charges, you need a professional team you can trust.

Drug Possession in Florida

Drug possession laws in Florida attempt to limit the possession and personal use of illegal and controlled substances. If you’re caught with cocaine, marijuana (and don’t have a medical marijuana card), oxycodone, heroin or fentanyl, you could be facing substantial drug offense charges that can permanently mar your record, preventing you from gaining future employment.

Manufacturing Drugs in Jacksonville Beach

Manufacturing controlled substances is typically a felony offense under Florida law. If the crime occurs within 1,000 feet from a church or school, the penalties for manufacturing will be more strict, with a minimum of three years in prison.

Drug manufacturing of codeine, cocaine, heroin, methadone, morphine or opium is a second-degree felony offense, punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to 15 years in prison. Manufacturing methamphetamine or peyote is a third-degree felony, which means it is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Manufacturing drugs is a serious criminal offense in Florida, which is why you need an aggressive attorney to represent your case.

Drug Trafficking and Distribution

Florida defines drug trafficking as the transportation or possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell or distribute. Depending on the type of substance, amount, prior convictions and associated activities, the offenses for this crime vary widely.

Defending Against Florida Drug Charges

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Florida, Coplan-Gardner & Gardner has the necessary experience you need to defend you in court aggressively. We can also help resolve your case, depending on the circumstances, using pre-trial diversion, pre-trial intervention or drug court.

We can review the evidence in your case and create a cohesive drug defense strategy that may include unlawful search and seizure, unlawful processing and handling of evidence and legal possession of drugs.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Team

Coplan-Gardner & Gardner offers unparalleled representation for drug offense cases. We offer police, firefighters, first responders, military and educators a preferred discount and free consultation. Contact our legal team today to schedule an appointment.