Getting arrested and charged with a drug-related crime such as drug possession can be one of the scariest experiences of your life. You don’t know what is going to happen to you and your family and meanwhile, you are being questioned and intimidated by police and prosecutors. You worry that saying or doing the wrong thing, including telling the truth, may make your situation worse. If you have been arrested for drug possession in the Miami, Fort Myers, Ft Lauderdale, or any surrounding south Florida area, you need the help of a competent South Florida drug possession attorney.
Simple drug possession may not seem like a serious or harmful crime, but South Florida drug possession penalties can be extremely harsh, especially for a second or third offense. The drug possession lawyers at the South Florida Cochran Firm know the details of the law that affect you and the best possible way to defend your freedom and your constitutional rights.
Types of South Florida Drug Possession Charges
Because of South Florida’s location, it has become a major drug trafficking route into the United States. Drug trafficking and drug-related crimes have scared the population in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Ft Myers, and surrounding communities into supporting ever-harsher drug possession penalties in South Florida. In South Florida, even possession of a “roach clip” used to hold marijuana cigarettes can be considered misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Many people mistakenly think that because marijuana is widely considered less harmful than other drugs, that simple marijuana possession for personal use is not punished severely. However, in South Florida even one joint can send you to jail. Penalties for cocaine and other drugs are even harsher, with mandatory minimum jail sentences for certain quantities.
If you have been charged with any of the following drug possession crimes in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, or anywhere in South Florida, the Cochran Firm’s South Florida drug possession attorneys are ready to defend your constitutional due process rights and protect your freedom:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Cultivation or production of a controlled substance
- Delivery of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia to a minor
South Florida Drug Possession Defense Attorneys
The South Florida branch of the Cochran Firm in Miami is a criminal defense team with experienced drug possession attorneys who work tirelessly to successfully represent you in negotiations or in court. Our Miami drug possession lawyers will protect you from intimidation and scare tactics by prosecutors and ensure that your constitutional rights are protected.
The Cochran Firm’s drug possession attorneys understand that just because you have been charged with drug possession does not make you a terrible person or mean you have a criminal mindset. We know that good people can find themselves in bad situations. We also believe in the US Constitution, which guarantees every citizen the right to due process and a fair trial.
If you have been charged with drug possession in Ft. Myers, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or anywhere in South Florida, please contact the Miami drug possession attorneys of the Cochran Firm’s South Florida branch today to set up your confidential consultation.