Gainesville Drug Crime Lawyer
National and state drug laws are particularly strict, and convictions on drug charges carry high mandatory sentences. When faced with criminal drug charges, the counsel of an experienced Gainesville drug crime lawyer is essential to protecting your rights. The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit can help.
A drug crime is a criminal offense involving the use, possession, sale, or distribution of an illegal narcotic. In Florida, numerous narcotics are classified as illegal, including but are not limited to: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, speed, methamphetamines, crack, and unauthorized medications. Even though some of these drugs have become part of the social culture in the United States, it is important to remember that the use of these drugs is still illegal, and that drug charges can lead to severe legal consequences.
The most common drug crimes in the state of Florida include:
- drug possession
- drug possession with intent to sell
- possession of drug paraphernalia
- drug manufacturing
- drug trafficking
- drug distribution
- drug transportation
- drug cultivation
- money laundering
- prescription drug abuse
Those who have been arrested and charged with drug crimes such as possession or trafficking or who face such criminal charges need to keep a few things in mind. Firstly, their charges can be enhanced if they: committed prior drug offenses, possessed large amounts of a drug, attempted to sell the drug, sold drugs to a minor, sold drugs near a school or were involved in an motor vehicle accident while under the influence of drugs. Secondly, it is never a wise idea to forgo professional legal counsel, or to proceed without being advised of their legal rights by a drug crime defense attorney.
Our drug crime defense lawyers are experienced in representing clients facing various drug crime charges. Our Gainesville office handles cases ranging anywhere from nonviolent drug addiction-related crimes, or administrative proceedings concerning drugs found in a school locker, to felony drug possession and distribution charges.
A person who has been arrested and charged with a drug crime will benefit immensely by hiring a qualified Florida drug crimes defense attorney.
Moreover, we at The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit understand that many drug charges are the result of an underlying drug addiction, drug abuse problem, or other health problem, and we work to secure our clients the treatment they need to prevent future consequences. Preserving your health and your future are an important part of our drug crimes defense strategy at The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit.
Mr. Schaffnit has exceptional experience defending our clients against criminal drug charges. In cases where conviction is unavoidable we are often able to negotiate drug counseling or therapy as an alternative to prison time.
The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit
Effective Florida Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Gainesville, Florida
If you or a loved one have been charged with a drug crime in Florida, do not hesitate to call The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit at (352) 378-6593. At The Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit, we will help you make effective decisions that will greatly impact the outcome of your case. Our Florida drug crime lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are fully prepared to provide you with aggressive and reliable legal representation and defense.