Drug crimes, including the possession or sale of illegal drugs, can result in very serious penalties, and if you are facing drug charges, you need an experienced Pensacola drug crimes lawyer on your side. Contact The Law Office of James M. Burns today.
Pensacola Drug Crimes Lawyer | A Strong Legal Ally For Accused Drug Offenders
Ultimately, there really are no “minor” drug crimes, because even a misdemeanor drug possession charge on your record can obstruct countless future opportunities. Whether you were arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, intent to deliver cocaine or heroin, trafficking in prescription painkillers, or any other state or federal drug offense, you need an experienced Escambia County criminal defense lawyer with extensive relevant experience on your side.
Attorney James M. Burns represents accused drug offenders throughout the Pensacola, Florida, area and in southwest Alabama. He has the proven criminal defense ability to earn acquittals, case dismissals, and other favorable results in either state or federal court. You can depend on prompt, personal attention from a lawyer determined to win the best possible results for you.
Fighting Drug Convictions | Targeting Workable Outcomes
Mr. Burns investigates drug crime allegations thoroughly and analyzes every aspect of the prosecution’s evidence. He is adept at:
- Dealing effectively with all types and levels of drug offenses involving controlled substances ranging from cannabis to OxyContin, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, and many others
- Filing motions to exclude evidence obtained through unlawful search and seizure, a coerced confession, or any other violation of your constitutional rights
- Building the strongest possible defense cases and presenting them effectively at trial in either state or federal court
- Pursuing alternatives to prosecution and conviction available for many first-time offenders and others willing to enter treatment programs and comply with rigorous conditions set by the court
Possession of Marijuana Penalties in Florida
Florida allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes. However, a doctor must diagnose you with a debilitating disease or a comparable debilitating condition. If you are accused of possessing up to 20 grams of marijuana, you will face a misdemeanor offense. The penalties for this are usually probation, community service, or up to one year in jail, as well as a potential $1,000 fine. That being said, possession of 20 grams or more is a felony, which may result in up to five years in jail. Our Pensacola drug crimes lawyer is ready to fight for you and your rights, every step of the way.
Contact a Pensacola Drug Crimes Lawyer
Many good people use illegal drugs occasionally. Some develop addictions in troubled times. Mr. Burns will not judge you or lecture you, but he will be honest about the serious consequences you face and all options for dealing with the drug charge against you. Please do not let a single mistake determine the course of your life – or ruin the future of your child or another loved one. Attorney James M. Burns communicates extremely well with college students, military service members, and others from all walks of life. Call now at 850-930-3018 or contact him online for a free initial consultation focused on your defense.