Panama City Drug Possession Attorney

Representing You with Tenacity & Professionalism

Being convicted of drug possession can threaten your future and result in heavy fines, not to mention jail time. Florida courts can be aggressive in punishing those convicted of possessing illegal substances which means you need a strong legal defense to protect you from the penalties. Contact a Panama City drug crimes attorney right away to begin work on your defense if you have been arrested for possession.

What is at stake for a drug possession charge?

A drug conviction will remain on your record, which can be made available to employers upon request. You need to do everything you can to fight a drug possession conviction by hiring a professional defense attorney from Shepard Law. Punishments for possession depend on what and how much you are accused of possessing.

Consider the following examples of possession crimes and associated penalties:
  • Up to a year in jail with a $1,000 fine for 20 grams or less of marijuana
  • UP to 5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine for more than 20 grams of marijuana
  • Up to 5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine for possession of cocaine, heroin, meth, or ecstasy
  • More than 10 grams of Heroin carries up to 30 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia carries up to 1 year in jail

Mr. Shepard Works hard to bring You Results

Mr. Shepard can work to fight your drug possession charges and protect your freedom. He has worked on criminal justice cases for over a decade and he knows what strategies are successful. He may argue that the illegal substances were discovered by an unlawful search by police or that your rights were somehow violated in the arrest process. Any evidence discovered by means of an illegal search would be inadmissible in court and may result in your charges being thrown out.

In addition, some Florida counties have access to special drug courts. This is a much more preferable sentence and drug treatment, as it will let you maintain your freedom other than weekly testing. Mr. Shepard can fight for your best outcome possible no matter what the details of your case.

Call Shepard Law right away to begin work fighting your drug possession charge.