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Daytona Beach Drug Crimes Lawyer

Handling Drug Offenses Throughout Volusia County

Volusia County and Daytona Beach law officials view drug crimes as a great threat to our communities. Drug offenses are taken very seriously, and those upholding the law seek to punish harshly those in violation of state and federal drug laws. Because of a vital need to crackdown on the industry producing and distributing illegal drugs, more and more individuals are under investigation and placed under arrest daily in the state of Florida.

As State Prosecutors, Attorneys Hager & Schwartz of Hager & Schwartz, P.A. fought to obtain convictions. Today, they use their knowledge of the law and how prosecutors approach drug crimes cases to develop impactful and effective criminal defenses for their clients.

It’s crucial you seek counsel from an experienced Daytona Beach drug crimes attorney who has the experience and knowledge necessary to develop a hard-hitting defense and fight to preserve your rights if you are either under investigation or have already been charged with a serious drug offense.

Contact Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today to discuss your drug case in a free consultation.

Drug Cases We Handle

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our Daytona Beach drug crimes lawyers maintain extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide range of drug offenses, including:

  • Drug Transportation
  • Distribution of an Illegal Substance
  • Under the Influence of an Illegal Substance
  • Illegal Drug Sales
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Cultivation of an Illegal Substance

Florida Drug Laws

Florida is known for having some of the harshest drug crime laws on the books, and that means a conviction for even a minor offense could net you a considerable amount of time in either a state jail or prison, a substantial fine, and other possible penalties as well. Drug crimes often “wobble” between both a misdemeanor and a felony offense, which means the nature of your penalties will largely vary based on the exact circumstances of your offense.

Florida Drug Schedules

While there are a number of factors that influence the penalties you might be facing, arguably the most important is the type of substance you’re found with. Controlled substances are sorted into schedules, based on any accepted medical purposes and the potential risk a substance had for addition or abuse.

Drug schedules in Florida include the following:

  • Schedule I: These are generally the most severe, including drugs like LSD and heroin, but many people are surprised to learn that Florida considers marijuana as a Schedule I substance.
  • Schedule II: These are also highly-addictive substances, including PCP, cocaine, opioids, and certain types of methamphetamines.
  • Schedule III: These substances do have some accepted medical uses, but also have a high risk for addiction, including codeine and anabolic steroids.
  • Schedule IV: These are drugs that have widely-accepted medicinal uses but are often obtained illegitimately, such as through prescription fraud, often including Xanax or Valium.

Drug crimes often face significant penalties, including long prison sentences. While first offenses and small amounts of substances are often considered misdemeanor crimes, possessing larger amounts of these substances is often considered a felony that can carry decades’ worth of time behind bars and tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Don’t face these consequences alone; trust your case to an experienced attorney who can effectively combat your charges and fight to preserve your rights.

Begin Building A Defense for Your Drug Case

Certain factors will be examined to determine the sentence for a person convicted of a drug crime, including whether or not the defendant has any prior convictions on their record, the type of drug, and the amount of the drug involved. This puts you at risk for paying large fines, drug rehabilitation, community service, or for serving jail time.

A Daytona Beach drug crimes lawyer from Hager & Schwartz will defend your case aggressively and efficiently, taking every necessary measure to have your charges reduced or dismissed. By working with the legal team from their firm, you can be confident that they will go the distance to ensure that you are truly given the high-quality legal assistance that you deserve.

Contact a Daytona Beach drug crime attorney at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today to discuss your drug charges!

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Real Results

  • Case Dismissed Allowing an Authorized Person to Drive
  • Charges Reduced DUI
  • Charges Reduced DUI
  • Charges Reduced DUI
  • Charges Reduced DUI
  • Case Dismissed Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Grand Theft
  • Case Dismissed No Motorcycle Endorsement

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  • Top-rated lawyers fighting on your behalf.
  • Former prosecutors handling your defense.
  • Decades of legal experience on your side.
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