Duval County Drug Distribution and Transportation Charges
Charges of drug distributionare a serious offense. The law does not distinguish between transporting drugs and selling drugs. If you are charged with delivering drugs, even if they aren’t yours, you will be facing the same penalties as someone charged with selling drugs. Depending on the amount of illegal substance involved, you could be charged with the more serious crime of drug trafficking.
Conviction of drug distribution can depend on evidence found on your person or what is deemed “constructive possession”. This would be illegal drugs found in a place that would be easy for you to access —your car or house for instance. Being in possession of illegal drug paraphernalia such as scales, envelopes or bags, is a Class C Misdemeanor. Intent to sell drug paraphernalia is a Class A Misdemeanor. Either of these charges can be used to develop a possible case of drug distribution against you.
What are the Penalties for Drug Transportation and Distribution?
Drug distribution charges have much more serious consequences than simple drug possession charges. Along with fines and jail time, any personal assets used to distribute controlled substances can be confiscated by local and federal authorities. This means you could lose your car as well as your home if convicted. The penalties can vary from probation to life in prison depending on the quantity and type of drug involved, any involvement with minors, importation from another state or country and prior convictions. Drug distribution and transportation laws are very complex and sound legal defense requires experience dealing with these controlled substance laws.
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Every criminal defense attorney at the Dick Law Firm focuses exclusively on criminal defense. With over 25 years of combined experience, we have a reputation for aggressively representing individuals facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges.
The team of attorneys at The Dick Law Firm consists of former prosecutors and former DA’s and are board-certified specialists in criminal law, certified by the Board of Legal Specialization. This is a commitment shared by less than 2% of all lawyers in the State.
Our law firm is small enough to give you the individual personal attention you deserve. Do not settle for a guilty plea;being charged and convicted of a drug crime can lead to loss of your drivers’ license, your job, a permanent criminal record, having to register as a drug offender and doing significant jail time.
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The Duval County drug attorneys at The Dick Law Firm offer a free and confidential case review and consultation. Call us anytime night or day to discuss your options. When you retain our legal services, we will do what we can to work with you regardless of your financial history and can work out a payment plan for you if needed. Call or fill out the contact form now and we will begin working to secure your legal rights immediately