Panama City Drug Possession Defense Attorney

Defending Drug Charges in Bay County, FL

Day in and day out, people across Florida are accused of and charged with drug crimes. Being charged with a crime is a particularly difficult and stressful situation for the accused and their family.

If you have been charged with drug possession, you are most likely facing a felony charge. Only those arrested with less than 20 grams of marijuana will face the reduced charge of a misdemeanor. Either way, your life can be seriously impacted with a drug conviction on your record.

Getting competent and trusted legal help in the wake of drug possession 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 drug possession 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.

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

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.

Call Me Today for the Dedicated Legal Help You Need

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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