Defense for Drug Crime Offense in Panama City
Former Prosecutor for Panama City Drug Crime Cases
When you come to
Seaton Law Offices, P.A. for help, you will have the dedicated support of a team that includes
a former prosecutor. We know how stressful it can be to find yourself
charged with a crime, and are ready to take immediate action to safeguard
your legal rights and help you avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction.
Don't talk to investigators or anyone else about the case-contact us for a
confidential consultation to learn about strategies we can use to fight the charges and to allow
us to begin working on your defense.
Common Drug Crimes in Panama City
According to a report from the Florida Office of Drug Control,
cocaine is the number one drug threat statewide, with trafficking operations across
state borders and via maritime transportation being widespread.
Marijuana is listed as being the most commonly abused drug, which involves offenses
ranging from misdemeanor possession to felony sales. Whether you are charged
on the state level or if you are under investigation for a
federal crime, an attorney from our firm may be able to have the case dismissed by demonstrating
that your Constitutional rights were violated during the investigation
by a search without a warrant, our could be able to negotiate a favorable
plea bargain such as participation in a drug court alternative sentencing
program. It might even be possible to secure a full acquittal, but you
must take action now by retaining legal representation.
What are the penalties for a drug crime in Panama City?
Depending on the specific type of offense in your case, you could be facing
time in jail or prison. For example, an arrest for possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana is punishable as a misdemeanor with a maximum
sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, while if you were caught
with more than this amount you could be sent to prison for up to 15 years
and fined $10,000 for a felony conviction. Federal drug crimes such as
trafficking generally carry even tougher penalties, such as a maximum
of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine for trafficking up to 4,999
grams of cocaine. Even a relatively light sentence would also leave you
with a criminal record which could interfere with your future career opportunities.
Don't take any chances with the outcome of this situation.
Contact our Panama City drug crime attorneys for experienced legal representation!