The Orlando criminal justice system can be a very confusing place. Many of you reading this may feel that a drug charge is as good as a conviction in Orlando. Well, that is simply not true. Depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be many viable defenses to help defeat your Orlando drug charges. Your first place to start is by hiring an Orlando criminal defense attorney that has the experience you need to spot a good defense when you have one.
Unfortunately, both felony and misdemeanor drug convictions comprise a large portion of the prison population throughout all of Florida. In Orlando, local police have been increasingly patrolling for prescription drug offenses. And for many of these prisoners, their punishments are just beginning. An Orlando drug conviction not only carries heavy fines and penalties but could also result in the loss of important national privileges. Additionally, the Florida DMV may also revoke or suspend your driver’s license making it very difficult for you to get to work and start paying your fines.
We hope this never happens to you. Let’s take a look at some of the more common defense to drug charges in Orlando:
- Search and Seizure Violations: Search and seizure violations are fairly common when it comes to Orlando drug charges. These violations can include anything from lacking probable cause to search your person or car or house in the first place to looking in places the Orlando police never had a right to look.
- Drugs Belong to Someone/Were Planted: Evidence is the key to proving that either the drugs in your case did not belong to you or that you were setup.
- Issues and Mistakes With The Crime Lab Analysis: The key to proving that there was an issue and/or mistakes with the drugs in your case usually comes about when the lab technician from the crime lab testifies in your case. Pointed questions can reveal that perhaps the analysis was not as perfect as the prosecution would like for it to be.
- Lack of Evidence: You are being charged with some sort of drug charge in Orlando. It makes sense then that the actual drugs would serve as some pretty powerful evidence against you. So what happens if the prosecution in your case cannot produce the very drugs you are accused of having? Well, let’s just say that they will not have much of a case. Failing to produce the evidence does happen. After all, there is a time lapse between the arrest (and confiscation of the drugs in the case) and when the actual trial takes place.
At Finebloom and Haenel PA, our attorneys have been practicing criminal defense for years. We know the laws, the courts and most importantly—the defenses to fight your Orlando drug charge. Give us a call today for a free consultation. We are available at all times of the day and night to educate you on your legal rights and options. We look forward to hearing from you soon!