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Pensacola Drug Crime Lawyer

Escambia County Criminal Drug Defense

Drugs - Drug Crime Defense in Pensacola

From simple possession to sale or distribution and drug trafficking, the Morris Firm handles the entire spectrum of matters related to defending the possession of illegal drugs and controlled substances. Our Pensacola drug crime attorney, Brandon Morris, defends people charged with the illegal possession of any type of contraband drug such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Meth
  • Prescription drugs

Many of the possession cases we take involve arrests made pursuant to a traffic stop. It can be common for police to charge everyone in the vehicle if any drugs are found. When you hire us to defend you on possession charges, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances of your arrest. Our Pensacola drug crime lawyer will verify if there was probable cause for any warrant or for any search, seizure or arrest. If drugs were found as a result of a traffic stop, we will evaluate whether police had reason to pull the car over. If drugs were found in your residence as a result of evidence gathered from an informant, we can carefully question the informant’s credibility and motives.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • The Morris Firm will aggressively raise all potential defenses to any drug possession charges.
  • If evidence was illegally obtained, we know how to effectively seek the exclusion of evidence or the dismissal of charges where appropriate.
  • Additionally, we can evaluate whether pre-trial intervention may benefit you.

For quality representation against drug charges, call the Pensacola drug crime lawyer at Morris Firm at (850) 583-9112 today.

Possession of Marijuana in Florida

While Florida has legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, possessing marijuana in leaf form — regardless of whether you have a prescription for medicinal marijuana — is illegal. Maximum penalties and fines vary depending on the quantity you're accused of possessing and how you're accused of possessing it.

Controlled Substances

A person may not be in possession of a controlled substance unless that substance was lawfully obtained from a practitioner or a valid prescription. Possessing a controlled substance without a prescription is a third-degree felony that is punishable by a maximum of five years in state prison, a $5,000 fine, and a mandatory driver license suspension.

Drugs that are considered controlled substances include:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • MDMA (ecstasy)
  • Prescription medication that is controlled but not prescribed to you

Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, deliver, or manufacture carries enhanced penalties depending on the circumstances. Generally, penalties vary between a second-degree felony (15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine) and a first-degree felony (30 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine). However, possessing marijuana with an intent to sell is a third-degree felony.

Drug Trafficking in Florida

Selling, transporting, and importing controlled substances can come with serious penalties. Trafficking of a controlled substance is triggered by possessing a certain quantity of a drug.

The amount you are accused of possessing determines the:

  • Degree of the felony
  • Maximum period of potential incarceration
  • Mandatory minimum amount of time you will serve
  • Fine that will be imposed

Mandatory minimum sentences range from three years in state prison to serving life without the possibility of parole. Drug trafficking fines can range from $25,000 to more than $750,000 depending on the drug and the quantity that you're accused of trafficking. Drug trafficking is a very serious offense and should not be taken lightly – if you have been charged with this crime, you will want an experienced Pensacola drug crime attorney on your side as soon as possible.

Call the Morris Firm at (850) 583-9112 to see how Attorney Brandon Morris can help you with your legal matters.

What Our Former Clients Are Saying

  • “I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

  • “Brandon Morris has a thorough understanding of criminal law, has extensive courtroom experience and is a passionate advocate for his clients.”

    Former Client
  • “He will always be my attorney.”

  • “Right away he eased my fears and made me feel confident that we can beat this case or get it resolved with minimal punishment.”

  • “Brandon is committed to getting the best result for his clients.”

    Former Client
  • “After first meeting with Brandon, I was much more at ease with my case. ”

  • “He works hard to ensure his clients get the best outcome possible.”

  • “Brandon is knowledgeable, understanding, compassionate about his clients, and has reasonable fees.”