Drug Crimes

Jacksonville Drug Crimes Attorney

Former Prosecutor Defending Clients’ Rights in Nassau, St. Johns, Clay & Baker County, Florida

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Florida. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could face severe penalties, including jail or prison time, fines, probation, and more. Additionally, a drug crime conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, which can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even obtain certain professional licenses. 

If you have been arrested for a drug offense, it is crucial that you reach out to an drug crime attorney in Jacksonville as soon as possible.

At McCormick Law, we have been defending the rights of the accused for over 10 years. We understand the complexities of drug crime cases and can help you navigate the legal process. 

Our criminal defense law firm in Duval County, Florida, is committed to providing each and every client with the personalized legal solutions they need and the supportive guidance they deserve. 

We are available to answer your questions and address your concerns 24/7.

Call our law office today at (904) 353-0436 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a drug crime lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida.

Types of Drug Crimes in Duval County, Florida

Florida drug crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. 

In either case, however, a Florida drug crime conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, which can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even obtain certain professional licenses.

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What Are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Florida?

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Florida. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could face severe penalties, including jail or prison time, fines, probation, and more. 

Additionally, a drug crime conviction will result in a permanent criminal record, which can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even obtain certain professional licenses.

Some of the most common penalties for drug crimes include:

  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Drug counseling
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Drug testing
  • Drug forfeiture
  • Restitution
  • Jail or prison time

Understanding Your Rights in Florida Drug Crime Cases

When facing drug crime charges in Duval County, it's crucial to understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Our experienced drug crimes attorney in Jacksonville, Russell B. McCormick, PA, has a deep understanding of Florida's drug laws and can provide you with the guidance and representation you need.

Some important aspects to consider in drug crime cases include:

  • Search and seizure laws
  • Rights during arrest and questioning
  • Possible defenses and legal strategies
  • Potential consequences and penalties

By working with a knowledgeable drug crime attorney, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible defense in your case. 

Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your situation and legal options with a Jacksonville drug crime lawyer near you.

How Long Does a Drug Felony Stay on Your Record in Florida?

A felony conviction in Florida, including a drug felony, will generally remain on your criminal record for life unless you have it expunged or sealed

Expungement is a process that can seal the conviction from public view. 

Not all felonies can be expunged in Florida, and some drug offenses, such as drug trafficking and manufacturing, are not eligible. However, first-time drug possession offenses can often be expunged, especially if you've completed a drug court program. 

You may also be able to have your record expunged if you were under the age of 18 when you committed the crime or if the charges were dropped. 

Why Choose McCormick Law?

Personalized Legal Strategy

Every drug charge is unique, and at McCormick Law, we believe in crafting personalized defense strategies for our clients. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest, scrutinize the evidence against you, and explore all possible defenses.

Aggressive Defense

Our attorneys are known for their aggressive defense tactics in and out of the courtroom. We will challenge any procedural errors, unlawful searches, and violations of your rights to seek the best possible outcome in your case.

Compassionate Support

Facing drug charges can be overwhelming. We are committed to providing not only a strong legal defense but also compassionate support throughout the legal process. Our goal is to help you navigate these challenging times with confidence and peace of mind.

Contact Our Jacksonville Drug Crime Lawyers

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, it is crucial that you reach out to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. 

At McCormick Law, we can help you understand your legal options and build a strong defense strategy on your behalf. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and work to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Call our office today at (904) 353-0436 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a drug crime lawyer in Jacksonville.

Florida Drug Crime FAQ

What should I do if I am arrested for a drug crime?

If you are arrested for a drug crime, remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions without an attorney present. Contact McCormick Law immediately for legal assistance.

Can drug charges be reduced or dismissed?

Yes, drug charges can sometimes be reduced or dismissed depending on the circumstances. Factors such as lack of evidence, unlawful search and seizure, or procedural errors can lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.

What are the potential penalties for drug crimes in Florida?

Penalties for drug crimes in Florida vary widely based on the type and amount of drug, as well as the specifics of the case. They can range from probation and fines to lengthy prison sentences.

Can I avoid jail time if I am convicted of a drug crime?

In some cases, it may be possible to avoid jail time through alternatives such as drug treatment programs, probation, or community service. Our attorneys will explore all available options to minimize the impact on your life.

How can McCormick Law help with my drug crime case?

McCormick Law provides comprehensive legal representation for clients facing drug charges. We will investigate your case, develop a strong defense strategy, and advocate for your rights in court. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Will a drug crime conviction affect my future?

A drug crime conviction can have long-lasting effects on your future, including difficulties finding employment, housing, and educational opportunities. It is crucial to have experienced legal representation to protect your future.

How long does a drug crime case take to resolve?

The length of time to resolve a drug crime case varies based on the complexity of the case, court schedules, and other factors. Our attorneys will work diligently to resolve your case as efficiently as possible while ensuring a thorough defense.

For more information or to discuss your case, contact McCormick Law today. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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