If you are accused of possessing cocaine in Tavares, Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Leesburg, Umatilla, Mount Dora or the surrounding areas you need a Lake County cocaine possession lawyer. A Lake County possession of cocaine is a serious offense. Convictions for marijuana or any other controlled substance can result in a driver’s license suspension, inhibit obtaining employment, eliminate someone from obtaining government student financial assistance, or getting a house or apartment. Simple possession of cocaine can result in forfeiture of your vehicle by the arresting agency. Lake County cocaine possession attorney Kevin Pitts understands every step in a drug case in Lake County. He has experience defending and prosecuting drug cases in Florida giving him extensive knowledge about how to handle drug charges.
Lake County Cocaine Possession Attorney
If you are accused of a drug charge many legal issues may be identified by an experienced Lake County cocaine possession attorney. These issues could allow the evidence to be excluded by the Court and the case could be dismissed. Was the officer’s initial stop legal? What was the length of time of the stop? Did he have probable cause to search? Who else was in the car? Did the officer just knock on the door of the house and say ‘I heard y’all were selling cocaine, if it’s just personal use, I’ll go easy on you’? Did they have a warrant? And the beat goes on and on. Simple possession of cocaine is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Anything over 28 grams becomes trafficking and the penalties include mandatory prison unless the case is reduced or a downward departure is negotiated. There are many relevant legal issues to explore on a drug case that an experienced Lake County criminal defense attorney can identify and use to fight a person’s case. Convictions for cocaine or any other controlled substance can inhibit obtaining employment, eliminate someone from obtaining government student financial assistance, or getting a house or apartment. Call Lake County Cocaine Possession attorney Kevin Pitts at 352-508-7575 to set up a free consultation.