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Jacksonville Drug Crime Lawyer 

Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges in Florida 

In Florida, as in other states throughout the nation, drug offenses are serious crimes. If you or your loved one has been arrested for or charged with a drug crime anywhere in Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties, contact First Coast Criminal Defense right away.

Our award-winning Jacksonville drug crime attorneys have extensive experience navigating these complex criminal defense matters. By limiting our caseload, we are able to provide each and every client with the direct legal counsel and personalized representation they need and deserve. Depending on the exact charges you face, as well as the corresponding potential penalties, we work to develop tailored legal strategies aimed at securing the best possible outcome in your case.

For a complimentary and confidential case review with our Jacksonville drug crime lawyers, contact us at (904) 474-3115today.

Fighting Tirelessly to Protect Your Rights

Being accused of any type of criminal offense is frightening, but this is especially true when you are charged with a drug crime. Thanks in part to the “war on drugs” era, Florida law enforcement and prosecutors take these charges extremely seriously and, in many cases, seek the maximum allowable penalties with a conviction. Even a seemingly minor drug possession charge could result in you facing imprisonment, hefty fines, and other life-altering consequences. And, because an arrest means you will have a criminal record, accessible by anyone with internet access, you could lose your job, have trouble finding a new job, and struggle to find housing. If you are not eligible for expungement, your criminal record is permanent.

At First Coast Criminal Defense our Jacksonville drug crime lawyers fight to uphold your constitutional right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Depending on the charges you face, there are myriad defense strategies that we may employ, including seeking to have your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

Drug Cases We Handle 

Our Jacksonville drug crime lawyers assist clients with a broad range of drug crime cases, including complex matters such as:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Drug trafficking

We have represented clients accused of all types of drug crimes involving a wide variety of illicit substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, opioids (heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, etc.), ecstasy, LSD, and more. We have also represented clients facing charges involving prescription medications, including OxyContin, Vicodin, and others.

Legal Defenses to Drug Crimes

A legal defense is a strategy used by a defendant in a criminal case to challenge or negate the prosecution's allegations and ultimately avoid conviction. Legal defenses can vary depending on the nature of the crime and the circumstances of the case. In drug crime cases, common legal defenses include:

  • Lack of Probable Cause: The defense argues that law enforcement officers lacked sufficient reason to search or arrest the defendant, thereby rendering any evidence obtained inadmissible.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure: This defense asserts that law enforcement violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting an unlawful search or seizure of drugs or drug-related evidence.
  • Entrapment: The defendant claims that they were induced or coerced by law enforcement into committing the drug-related offense that they would not have otherwise committed.
  • Unlawful Interrogation: The defense argues that the defendant's statements or confessions were obtained in violation of their Miranda rights or through coercive or deceptive tactics by law enforcement.
  • Mistake of Fact: The defendant asserts that they were unaware that they possessed or were involved with illegal drugs due to a genuine mistake or misunderstanding of the circumstances.
  • Duress: The defendant claims that they were forced to engage in drug-related activities under threat of harm or injury to themselves or others.
  • Necessity: This defense argues that the defendant's actions involving drugs were necessary to prevent a greater harm or danger, such as self-defense or protection of others.
  • Insufficient Evidence: The defense challenges the prosecution's evidence, arguing that it is insufficient to prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Violation of Rights: The defense asserts that the defendant's constitutional rights were violated during the arrest, investigation, or trial process, leading to a dismissal of charges or exclusion of evidence.
  • Chemical Test Errors: In cases involving drug possession or intoxication, the defense may challenge the accuracy or reliability of chemical tests used to detect drugs in the defendant's system.

Our Jacksonville drug crime attorneys are capable of representing you at both the state and federal level. If you have been arrested for or charged with a federal drug crime, it is especially crucial that you contact a drug defense attorney in Jacksonville, FL who has experience handling such cases.

In any case, you cannot afford to delay. The prosecution is likely already building a case against you; the sooner you contact First Coast Criminal Defense, the sooner we can begin building your defense with our Jacksonville drug crime lawyers.

Call (904) 474-3115 for a complimentary case evaluation with our Jacksonville drug crime defense attorneys.

"I have had the pleasure of working with First Coast Criminal Defense, and it was a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this Firm. They are totally responsive and will walk you through each phase step by step!"

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  • America's Best Top 10 Attorneys Criminal Defense 2023
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