Jessica J. Travis has taken all level of drug charges to jury trial.
Defenses to Drug Charges
Defenses to drug charges include:
- The drugs were seized as a result of an illegal police search and seizure (motion to suppress).
- The drugs belong to another person.
- The defendant was not aware of the illicit nature of the drugs.
- The drugs are for personal use – not a sale or trafficking.
- The substance is not a controlled substance.
- The defendant had a prescription.
Types of Drug Charges
- Possession of cannabis, cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, methamphetamine, MDMA, alprazolam (Xanax) and various other drugs.
- Possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
- Sale and Trafficking of drugs.
- Federal Conspiracy to distribute drugs.
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (for use and for manufacture).
- Manufacture of Methamphetamine.
- Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication Device (in furtherance of drug conspiracy).
Penalties for Drug Charges
Drug charges may result in probation, community control, in-patient rehabilitation, jail or prison. Depending on the quantity of drugs seized, Florida law may require a minimum mandatory (day-for-day) prison sentence of either 3, 7, 15 years or life. Use of a firearm during a drug crime may elevate the sentence to a mandatory sentence of 10, 15, 20 or 25 years.
Jessica J. Travis has successfully defended drug charges by conducting independent investigation, filing motions to suppress and taking the case to trial. Call The Travis Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation for drug charges in Brevard County, Florida: 321-728-7280.
Note: Florida laws are constantly changing. Please contact a Florida criminal defense attorney to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the crime, penalties and defenses that you are researching. The information on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in making important decisions.