Destin Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Facing drug possession charges is a difficult thing to do. You may have been pulled over by the police and their search of your vehicle or person may have turned an ordinary traffic stop into something much more complicated..
You need to secure the guidance of an attorney with extensive experience in these sorts of matters. You need to secure the representation of a criminal defense lawyer who understands what it takes to achieve a successful resolution to the type of charges you are facing.
We offer our representation to those who have been found in possession of drugs such as:
At the law firm of Ledbetter and Associates, our Destin drug possession attorney has previously worked as a prosecutor in the State Attorney Office. Having prosecuted drug crimes gives a defense attorney special insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a case and how to develop effective strategies to suppress evidence or reduce the charged offenses. Minimum mandatory sentences established by the legislature that can mean years in prison for even minor amounts of contraband, make it even more important to have competent counsel to counter the prosecution. Our trial and negotiation experience give our clients a real advantage.
We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the best resolution possible under the facts of the case. This may mean a bench or jury trial, hearings on motions to dismiss or suppress evidence or a plea bargain. Sometimes the best option is advocating for one of the following:
- Diversion — also called deferred prosecution agreements, can be an attractive way to resolve a case, typically misdemeanors. The program requires a defendant to abide by certain terms or conditions for a period of time, and if the terms are successfully completed and no new arrests occur, this program will result in the charges being dropped.
- Drug court — available for felony charges, involves more extensive oversight by the court and probation personnel and also requires abiding by certain terms and conditions, including random urinalysis and regular attendance at AA or NA meetings. However, successful completion of this program will result in charges being dropped, leaving certain individuals eligible to seal or expunge their arrest record.
- Pretrial intervention (PTI) — supervised by probation officers, this program is often used for felony offenses and requires abiding by designated conditions which typically include court costs, cost of supervision and often restitution for financial losses resulting from the alleged criminal activity. Successfully completing this program will result in charges being dropped, leaving options for proper candidates to seal or expunge their records, but failure causes the original charges to be reinstated.
If you are facing drug possession charges, you need to secure experienced and effective criminal defense representation as quickly as possible. For representation that can protect your rights, turn to the experienced Florida drug possession lawyer of Ledbetter and Associates. To schedule an initial consultation, call 850-312-4052, toll free at 888-398-9952, or simply contact us online.