Pensacola Defense Lawyers

Pensacola Methamphetamine Drug Crimes Lawyer

The Solid Defense You Need

If you are facing charges for a methamphetamine drug crime, it is crucial to obtain a skilled defense attorney for your case. Meth crimes are aggressively prosecuted by the state of Florida. A good defense can often make the difference between dropped charges and a years-long prison sentence.

The Morris Firm understands the intense stress that comes with meth drug crime charges. We are entirely committed to the defense of our clients, and we will stand up to aggressive prosecution to help keep your reputation, family, and work-life intact.

Call (850) 503-2626 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Pensacola drug crimes lawyer at The Morris Firm today. We are available and ready to help you, 24/7.

Do I Need a Methamphetamine Drug Crimes Lawyer?

If you have been accused of the possession, manufacturing, or trafficking of meth, it is very important to build a strong defense for your case. Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II drug, meaning that it has a high potential for severe dependence and abuse. As such, meth drug crimes are very serious and can lead to hefty convictions in the state of Florida. In the most drastic cases, meth manufacturing can result in a life-long prison sentence.

However, when handled carefully and strategically, meth-related charges may be dropped or lead to a plea bargain instead of prison time. To achieve these results, an in-depth understanding of Florida drug laws is a must. An experienced meth drug crimes lawyer can investigate your unique situation, craft the best possible defense, and aggressively challenge the prosecution in order to avoid or lessen a sentence.

Why Choose The Morris Firm to Handle My Case?

With The Morris Firm, you can be confident that your case will receive the focus and legal skill that it deserves. The Morris Firm exclusively handles defense cases, which means that our resources are fully focused on defending our clients. Brandon Morris has handled thousands of cases and defended the rights of countless clients in and around Pensacola.

Each client with The Morris Firm also benefits from Brandon’s close ties to the Pensacola community and the surrounding areas. Brandon was born and raised in Pensacola, and he has built strong relationships with local law enforcement and judges. This good standing in the local legal scene can prove beneficial in defense cases.

Types of Methamphetamine Drug Crimes Cases We Handle

There are different types of methamphetamine drug crimes cases, and each one is subject to varying penalties. Below, we describe how these different crimes are defined, as well as the possible punishments that can result from a conviction.

Possession: The possession of a small amount of meth is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida. Simple “possession” refers to having up to 14 grams of methamphetamine. You can possess the meth either on your person or in your personal space (such as your home or car). This crime is punishable by a five-year prison sentence, five-year probation, and a fine of up to $5,000.

Trafficking: If you possess more than 14 grams of meth, then your crime will be classified as trafficking. (Although the idea of trafficking is commonly associated with the movement of drugs, there does not need to be any such transportation for a crime to qualify as trafficking.) The punishment for a meth trafficking conviction depends on the amount of meth involved, as follows:

  • Between 14 and 28 grams: A mandatory minimum prison sentence of 3 years, and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Between 28 and 200 grams: A minimum prison sentence of 5 years, and a maximum fine of $100,000.
  • More than 200 grams: A minimum prison sentence of 15 years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Manufacturing: The Florida statute on drug abuse defines manufacturing as “the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, cultivating, growing, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance.” Basically, if you have been involved in any aspect of the meth-production process – including packaging or labeling – then you may face charges of meth manufacturing.

Just like trafficking, the possible punishments for this crime scale upwards depending on how much meth you have been charged with manufacturing:

  • Between 14 and 28 grams: A mandatory minimum prison sentence of 3 years, and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Between 28 and 200 grams: A minimum prison sentence of 7 years, and a maximum fine of $100,000.
  • Between 200 and 400 grams: A minimum prison sentence of 15 years, and a maximum fine of $250,000.
  • More than 400 grams: Imprisonment for life with no parole, and a $250,000 fine.

Methods of Defense in a Methamphetamine Drug Crimes Case

The possible penalties for a meth drug crime are daunting. However, just because you have been accused of possessing, trafficking, or manufacturing meth does not mean that you will necessarily face these penalties. There is a range of strategies that your defense lawyer may employ to minimize the risk of a conviction or harsh sentence.

For example, you may have a solid defense on the basis that you lacked knowledge of the meth in your possession. In order to convict you with meth possession, the prosecutor will need to prove two key points: that you knew about the presence of the drug, and that you knew the drug’s illegal nature. If, for instance, you did not know that there was meth in your shared home, you cannot be rightfully convicted of possession. A similar argument may be made for certain trafficking or manufacturing situations.

Depending on how the police handled your arrest, your lawyer may also challenge the validity of their investigation. If the police obtained evidence about your case through an unlawful search and seizure, then your charges might be dismissed.

Contact The Morris Firm Today

If you are facing charges of meth trafficking, possession, or manufacturing, it is important to contact a defense lawyer immediately. The time you lose is time that the prosecution will gain. An experienced meth drug crimes lawyer can ensure that you don’t give the prosecution any unnecessary leg up in your case.

The Morris Firm is skilled and aggressive in the defense of these cases. Furthermore, we are available to begin working with you, 24/7. Call (850) 503-2626 to schedule a free consultation with a drug crimes defense lawyer today.

What Our Clients Are Saying


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Amazing! I didn’t have to worry about anything. After first meeting with Brandon, I was much more at ease with my case. He was very helpful with everything I asked and very understanding. I would highly recommend!

-Jessica

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This was the first time I needed to hire an Attorney and I was somewhat nervous. Mr. Morris was very easy to communicate with and basically told me from day one that the charges would be dropped and they were. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

-Zachary

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Brandon is committed to getting the best result for his clients. He negotiated the best deal for me with the state attorney. I recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer committed to his clients.

-Former Client

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Brandon Morris is definitely an attorney myself and my family would recommend. Me and my husband retained Brandon and achieved the best possible result, a dismissal in the case. My son retained Brandon in his case and the conclusion of the case was what my son anticipated, a good result. Brandon is knowledgeable, understanding, compassionate about his clients, and has reasonable fees. When we talk to Brandon it is apparent that his is listening to every detail. Brandon has always been prompt in returning our calls. We will definitely use Brandon again if needed. He is an excellent attorney!

-Rachel

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I received a letter from the Morris Firm after I was released from the county detention and I immediately made an appointment for consult. Right away he eased my fears and made me feel confident that we can beat this case or get it resolved with minimal punishment. Retainer is reasonable, as well. Glad I hired him!

-James

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Brandon Morris has a thorough understanding of criminal law, has extensive courtroom experience and is a passionate advocate for his clients. He gave me a truthful and honest explanation of my situation, my options and what I could expect. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their advocate.

-Former Client

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Brandon understands the charges and what the defenses are. He works hard to ensure his clients get the best outcome possible.

-John

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I hired Brandon to be my attorney for a criminal case, and he exceeded my expectations. He always answered my questions and he represented me in the most professional manner. He always prepared and honest with me. I would highly recommend him. He will always be my attorney

-Laura