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Drug Possession Charges Require Serious Representation

Though a drug possession charge may be considered a misdemeanor in many cases, possession is a very serious matter that must be taken seriously. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you understand your rights and options for seeking a resolution to your case, whether through dismissal, plea bargain or taking the case to trial.

At the law firm of Andrew M. Coffey, P.A., I have been handling drug possession and other criminal defense matters since 1996. I am attorney Andrew M. Coffey, and I am board certified by the Florida Bar as a criminal trial law specialist. My focus is on my clients, so I work hard to gather evidence and examine all aspects of their possession case in order to minimize the consequences that they are facing.

I provide clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the region with tailored advice and aggressive defense in drug offense cases, including drug possession. Please
contact me online or call my office at 954-406-9272 to schedule an appointment.

A recent ruling by a federal judge in Florida has declared all drug statutes unconstitutional. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I can examine your case to determine if it can be dismissed or reduced. If you have already been convicted, I may also be able to get it thrown out.

I handle all types of drug possession cases in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and the surrounding areas. The possession cases I handle often involve drugs such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine and crack
  • Meth (methamphetamine or crystal meth)
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs (such as oxycodone, Vicodin, Xanax and Percocet)
  • Other controlled substances and illegal narcotics

Drug Possession Consequences

The punishments for a conviction on a drug possession charge depend on a number of factors in each individual case, such as the type of drug that was found in your possession and the amount of that drug. A small amount of marijuana, such as enough to be considered for “personal use,” may be subject to lesser punishments then a large amount of cocaine. However, regardless of the drug or amount, you may be facing jail time, fines and a permanent criminal record. Transporting the drug, often called drug trafficking, may result in more serious consequences.

Illegal Search And Seizure

An important aspect of a drug possession case that needs to be examined is the situation that resulted in the discovery of the drug. If the police committed a violation of your civil rights and violated search and seizure laws, your drug possession matter may be dismissed.

Contact A Drug Possession Lawyer In Fort Lauderdale

Whether you have been charged with possession of marijuana, prescription drugs or another type of drug, take action immediately. I have built a strong reputation defending people charged with all types of drug crimes throughout the region. Please call my office at 954-406-9272 to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale drug charges defense attorney.