If you’re charged with Meth possession in Florida, holding less than 14 grams is a third degree felony. And when the law is weighing the literal evidence, it doesn’t matter that it was mostly baking soda or baby powder. If the product in your possession weighs anywhere from a trace up to 14 grams, it counts. It’s punishable by up to five years in prison, probation and a fine of up to $5,000. You can also lose your driver’s license.
That’s for simple possession. (Possession of methamphetamine in larger amounts will likely bring drug trafficking charges – a first-degree felony.) However, in order to prosecute possession charges, the state has to prove certain facts beyond a reasonable doubt.
First of all, they have to prove it was actually meth. A good lawyer who knows how to defend drug charges will conduct a thorough pre-file or pre-trial investigation. Was the arrest itself proper? Was there probable cause? An aggressive defense includes challenging the witness statements, scrutinizing the crime lab procedures and questioning the evidence handling. There are strict protocols for all of the procedures related to your arrest and prosecution. A good lawyer knows that cops and prosecutors don’t always follow their own rules – and the best defense lawyers know how to take advantage of that fact to help you.
So don’t just take your chances and hope for the best. If you’ve been charged with meth possession in Florida, you’ll want the best drug defense attorney you can get. Consider the Rivas Law Firm. Aggressive advocates with a winning record who will fight for your rights. Call 407-644-2466 to talk with us.