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.