Drug Possession Defense Lawyers In Polk County
Former Polk County Prosecutors Fighting Drug Possession Charges
At the Kaylor Law Group, we have successfully defended clients against possession charges involving a wide range of drugs, including methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs. We will fight to protect your freedom and your future.
Florida takes a strong stance on drugs and has strict mandatory sentencing guidelines. The higher the quantity of drugs found in your possession, the longer your mandatory prison sentence.
Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. If convicted, you face fines up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail. Possession of all other types of controlled substances — even in small amounts and for personal use only — may be charged at the felony level.
Felony drug possession convictions carry harsh penalties. Depending on the type and amount of drug involved, convictions can result in fines up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison. Even after serving your time, a felony drug conviction will shadow you for years to come. Convicted felons often have trouble finding jobs and housing, and lose their right to own and possess firearms.
Our attorneys challenge every part of the prosecutor’s case. Were search warrants valid? Was there probable cause to stop you? Did police use illegal interrogation methods? If your rights were violated, we will fight to have evidence withheld and charges dismissed.
Drug Diversion Programs
At the Kaylor Law Group, we use every legal tool available to keep our clients out of jail and keep their records clean. If you were charged with misdemeanor or felony-level drug possession, you may be eligible for one of Florida’s pretrial diversion programs.
Pretrial diversion programs are similar to probation in that participants must follow a strict set of rules — such as ongoing drug testing, monitoring and reporting — and participate in a drug or substance abuse treatment program. The length of the program is typically six months for misdemeanor offenses and one year for felony-level possession charges. After successfully completing the program, your charges will be dismissed.
Experienced, Effective, Local
Located in Polk County, the Kaylor Law Group is dedicated to protecting the rights of local citizens. Contact our Polk County drug possession defense lawyers at 863-614-1681 or 888-868-0331. Consultations are free. Nuestros abogados hablan Español.