West Palm Beach Drug Crime Lawyer
Understanding Florida & Federal Drug Crime Law
Punishments for crimes such as drug use, drug possession, drug manufacturing, and drug trafficking can be quite severe and can have long lasting effects on your future. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors at state and federal levels are known to take vigorous action against suspects in drug crime cases due to the common connections between drug use and other forms of criminal activity, such as assault and theft crimes.
As a West Palm Beach criminal attorney, I can help you fight the drug crime charges that you are currently facing. I urge you to contact me today to schedule a consultation so that I can help you understand what your charges involve and how I can defend you.
Penalties for Various Drug-Related Offenses
Florida law provides for aggressive prosecution severe penalties for drug related offenses. While some drug crimes, such as possession of marijuana, are charged as misdemeanor crimes, a large number are felony crimes, with sentences that include years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. In addition to the legal penalties of a conviction, you may encounter difficulty when you apply for employment and find out that many companies will not hire you with a criminal record.
Another factor which could negatively impact you is the Civil Asset Forfeiture Act of 2000, which allows assets to be seized or forfeited for drug related crimes. A West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer can meet with you to discuss your case and fight to have your charges dropped or reduced, in order to help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction.
Choosing the right Criminal defense Attorney
When facing drug crime charges, your reputation, freedom and future are all at stake so don't try to face the government without competent legal counsel on your side. At The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. I have the trial experience, knowledge, and relationships to help you through this difficult experience.
At my firm, you'll receive personal, individualized attention and service - big firm experience with small firm advantages.