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St. Augustine Drug Possession Attorney

Possession of a Controlled Substance

In our state, is you are arrested for illegally having a controlled substance, you can be charged with felony possession, based upon the quantity and type of drug. You could also be charged with trafficking if the quantity is above the threshold amount. Hiring a qualified St. Augustine criminal defense attorney is key to having the best chance of staying out of prison. Our firm, Albaugh Law Firm in St. Augustine, is very qualified to go to bat for you, defending you against possession or other drug crimes. We have over 70 years of collective experience, including former careers as prosecutors, so we have valuable insight into how to craft a defense case that can win in court. We recommend taking advantage of our free case evaluation so we can go review the facts in your case and determine how to best move forward with your defense.

Common controlled substances include cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, opium, prescription drugs (Xanax, OxyContin or others), marijuana, heroin and other drugs. Marijuana is an exception; possessing less than 20 grams will be a misdemeanor charge rather than a felony. Possession of controlled substances other than marijuana will be filed as a 3rd degree felony, and if convicted, you could be facing incarceration and other consequences, including fines.

Lawyer in St. Augustine: Drug Possession Defense

Defending drug possession charges will require a high level of skill, and great insight into the criminal justice system. Some of the facts that must be evaluated include what drug is alleged to have been found in your possession or under your control, the quantity, the location of the crime and the circumstances were surrounding the arrest. If we discover that an illegal search and seizure was involved, we will take action to have your charges dismissed. Perhaps the drugs belonged to someone else, in which case, we would be very aggressive in presenting a defense that establishes your innocence. If the prosecution has a strong case against you, we will pursue avenues that involve lesser charges and/or penalties, such as seeking alternatives such as drug treatment programs. The possession charges could be cleaned off your record upon completion of the program. Contact us right away to get started on creating a powerful defense. We know how to fight back in court.