Gainesville Defense Attorneys - Drug Charges
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney in any criminal case is important, but having competent legal representation in a drug case is absolutely essential.
Drug charges often are based on questionable evidence, including drugs that were found as a result of an unreasonable search and seizure, audio tapes or video tapes that are hard to decipher, and testimony from drug dealers or confidential informants that may have a motive to provide false testimony.
Protect Your Rights
If you have been charged with a drug offense in North Central Florida, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis & Doan. Based in Gainesville, Florida, we handle all state and federal drug charges, including:
- Drug possession: marijuana/cocaine/meth possession and all other illegal drugs
- Drug sales/distribution/trafficking
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation charges
- Prescription drug abuse (Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Lortab, others)
- Felony narcotics charges
- Marijuana under 20 grams
- Marijuana over 20 grams
- Possession of illegal drug paraphernalia
To speak with a criminal defense lawyer at our firm about your case, contact our law office in Gainesville, Florida. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at 352-240-1973, or toll free at 866-663-4902.
Illegal Drug Possession
Although prosecutors are serious about drug crimes, our attorneys may be able to obtain a favorable plea agreement on your behalf that results in no criminal conviction or a plea to a lesser offense. If the state has a weak case or if we are able to weaken the prosecution's case through a suppression motion or other pre-trial motion, we may be able to obtain a complete dismissal of your charges, or an acquittal at trial.
In many cases, people who are just drug users get charged as drug dealers. This occurs because Florida law allows the prosecution to charge a defendant with drug distribution just because they possess a large quantity of drugs. In some cases, even a small amount of drugs can result in a drug distribution charge.
If this has happened to you, we can help. In each case we handle, our first goal is to look for a basis to obtain a complete victory through a case dismissal or acquittal. But if the evidence is stacked against you and an acquittal or case dismissal is not possible, we can seek a plea agreement that will allow you to plead to a lesser offense like drug possession to minimize the adverse penalties and consequences you may face.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a drug charge in North Central Florida, contact The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis & Doan at 352-240-1973, or toll free at 866-663-4902, or contact us by e-mail.