The Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A., is a full-service criminal defense law firm located in Orlando, Florida. Our attorneys have experience handling drug possession and other drug and narcotic cases. If you or someone you know is facing a drug charge in central Florida, we can help.
We handle simple and complex drug cases in Florida involving marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines (meth) and other illegal drugs. Common drug law violations and narcotic offense charges include:
- Drug possession
- Drug importation
- Drug trafficking/transportation
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation
- Distribution of chemicals for drug manufacture
- Cultivation and grow houses
- Prescription drug fraud
We can also help you handle the challenging issues of asset forfeiture that often accompany drug crimes accusations.
Protect Your Future
Many times, people plead to simple drug offenses due to the minimal penalties associated with a minor drug charge. By entering a plea to a drug offense, you spend the rest of your life having to explain your criminal record. Many valid defenses to drug offenses are lost because someone entered a plea to a drug offense that could have been defended. Our lawyers will raise all possible defenses, minimize exposure, and fight to get the charges dismissed.
Federal Drug Crimes
Federal drug crime charges differ from state drug crime charges largely on the basis of longer prison sentences. Federal authorities and courts assume that possession of a very large quantity of cocaine or marijuana amounts to intent to distribute the drugs. When large amounts of drugs are discovered, the federal government is often applies drug trafficking charges, which carry very long-term sentences.
When you look for a federal drug crime defense lawyer in Florida, look for an attorney with years of experience and a reputation for effective advocacy. Keep in mind that a conviction at the federal level will usually result in prison sentences. Preventing a case from reaching the sentencing stage is the most important goal in a federal drug crime case.
- Can the amount of drugs be contested, bringing the sentence down?
- Were constitutional violations such as illegal search and seizure committed by law enforcement, giving a reason to seek dismissal of the charges altogether?
- Are there any safety valves that might protect a defendant from draconian mandatory federal sentencing guidelines in the event of a conviction?
The defense of criminal drug crimes in federal court is very different than in state court. If you are facing federal charges, you should speak to a lawyer who has experience in federal courtrooms.
Contact Our Drug Crimes Attorney
It takes an attorney with confidence and knowledge to deal with the authorities when it comes to defending individuals against criminal drug charges. If you have been accused or charged with a state or federal drug crime, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Early intervention in criminal defense matters, especially drug and narcotic offenses, can be essential to the outcome of your case. Call our Orlando law office at (407) 401-7224.