Punta Gorda Possession Lawyer
Criminal Defense in Punta Gorda, FL
Charges of any kind of
drug crime could result in harsh penalties upon conviction. One of the most common
drug offenses committed today is possession, which involves both simple
possession and possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver
a controlled substance. According to Florida state law,
§ 893.13, Fla. Stat. (2012), possession of a controlled substance can be either a felony or a misdemeanor,
depending on the substance in question.
Drugs such as heroin or methamphetamine will result in a second degree
felony conviction, the penalty for which is a prison sentence of up to
15 years and a fine of up to $10,000. Other substances such as marijuana
and steroids will incur a third degree felony conviction, with a prison
sentence of up to five years and up to a $5,000 fine. Less dangerous substances
will result in a first degree misdemeanor conviction, imprisonment for
up to one year, and a fine of up to $1,000.
The Importance of a Drug Defense Attorney
Drug crime convictions can ruin a person's future chances of a successful
life and career. Felonies are large black marks on a criminal record,
and employers are hesitant to hire anyone convicted of such an offense.
Do not hesitate to obtain skilled legal counsel from a Punta Gorda criminal
defense attorney if you are facing charges of drug possession. Call the
offices of Leskovich Law Group, P.A. today for a
free case evaluation.
Contact a Punta Gorda Drug Possession Attorney
For more than 25 years, our firm has fought criminal charges in
Punta Gorda and all of
Charlotte County. We work as a team to provide the most detailed and effective
criminal defense for each client and could skillfully strengthen your case. Contact us
today for an initial consultation to discuss your situation and learn
exactly what our firm could do to help. With our experienced representation,
your drug crime charges could be reduced or dismissed altogether. Call today!