Panama City Drug Possession Attorney

Drug Manufacturing & Distribution Legal Counsel in Bay County, FL

If you have been charged with drug possession, distribution, or manufacturing, you are most likely facing a felony charge. Getting competent and trusted legal help in the wake of these drug charges is the smartest action you can take. Having a legal professional in your corner who has worked consistently in criminal law in your local area is even better. As a Panama City drug possession defense lawyer, I am thoroughly versed in the laws and regulations regarding all forms of drug crimes in Bay County. I know the courts, procedures, and authority figures that you will be up against. I can thoroughly investigate the charges against you and assess the best course of action to take to help minimize the consequences you may be facing.

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Understanding Drug Possession Charges in Florida

Penalties for drug possession in our state generally depend on the type of drug involved as well as the amount in possession. A misdemeanor drug possession conviction can lead to up to one year in jail. Third-degree felonies can be penalized by up to five years in prison while first-degree felonies can be penalized with up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

If you are found in possession of a controlled substance, you may be facing a:

  • First-degree misdemeanor: Possessing up to 20 grams of marijuana (except for medical marijuana that has been legally obtained)
  • Third-degree felony: Possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana; up to 28 grams of cocaine, up to 10 grams of MDMA/ecstasy; up to one gram of LSD; or up to four grams of heroin/opiate
  • First-degree felony: Possessing more than 25 pounds of marijuana; more than 28 grams of cocaine; more than 10 grams of MDMA/ecstasy; more than one gram of LSD; or more than four grams of heroin/opiate

Drug Manufacturing & Distribution Charges in Florida

In Florida, both manufacturing and/or distributing controlled substances range from third- to first-degree felonies. Penalties can range from 5 to 30 years in prison along with heavy fines if convicted. Convictions depend on the amount/type of drugs involved and any prior criminal convictions.

Florida law bans drug-related activities including:

  • Cultivating marijuana
  • Conducting drug manufacturing operations
  • Possessing the chemicals known to be used in such operations for the intent of manufacturing or cultivation
  • Possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell it
  • Drug trafficking involving knowingly participating in plans or activities to bring large quantities of controlled substances into the state

Unless you are found with a small quantity of a controlled substance that you intended to sell, you will likely be charged with a felony in the above types of drug offenses.

Call William Dyer Attorney at Law Today for Drug Crime Legal Counsel

As you can see, facing a drug conviction is serious business – that is why you need the serious knowledge and legal counsel of a Panama City drug possession attorney. I have focused on criminal defense for 15 years; let me use my experience to help make a difference in the outcome of your case.

Connect with William Dyer Attorney at Law for high-quality legal assistance. Call (850) 403-4711.

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