Established Bartow, FL Law Firm Defends Clients Accused of Drug Crimes
Representing Polk County defendants accused of possessing controlled substances
Drug crime charges can ruin your life if you don’t fight them. The state of Florida takes the war on drugs seriously, so it is essential that you are represented by a results-oriented law firm. John B. Flynn of the Flynn Law Group is a skilled litigator and former prosecutor whose firm represents drug crime defendants in Bartow, FL and the Polk County area. Whether you have been charged with possession, sale or trafficking, our attorney helps you mount an aggressive defense. We ensure you understand your rights and work with you to make important decisions such as whether to accept a plea bargain. Whenever possible, we seek to have your charges reduced or dropped.
Controlled substances under Florida and federal law
It is illegal to possess a wide variety of substances in Florida. Some are never legal to possess, while others require a valid prescription. Florida’s drug laws apply to narcotics, prescription drugs and other controlled substances such as:
Attorney John B. Flynn has extensive experience helping clients present a formidable defense to criminal charges related to controlled substances.
Types of drug offenses prosecuted in the state of Florida
The state will charge you with different crimes depending on how much of a drug was found in your possession as well as other circumstances surrounding the alleged offense. Our criminal lawyer defends against all drug crime charges, including:
- Possession. The state must prove you possessed and controlled a substance that you knew or should have known to be illegal.
- Sale. It is usually illegal to sell or give someone any controlled substance. This charge can be bumped up to trafficking when large amounts are involved.
- Trafficking. Possession of large amounts of drugs is generally prosecuted as trafficking. The cultivation, manufacture or transportation of drugs may also fall into this category. Trafficking is the most serious type of drug crime.
Attorney John Flynn is a former prosecutor who helps Polk County clients present a formidable defense to any drug-related charges.
Helping clients avoid serious penalties for drug-related violations
Each crime has its own range of penalties depending on the type of drug involved. Prior convictions affect sentences. Sentences range from fines for possession and sale of a small amount of marijuana to life imprisonment for trafficking large quantities of heroin or cocaine. Our attorney explains the charges against you and resolutely pursues your freedom in criminal court or in drug court. Drug courts are focused on rehabilitation rather than imprisonment. These pretrial diversion programs help defendants avoid jail if they successfully complete their program.
Trust an attorney with experience to handle your Florida drug crime case
If you have been charged with the possession or sale of drugs in the Polk County area, you need the assistance of an attorney focused on winning your case. At the Flynn Law Group, our results-oriented litigator has experience on both sides of the Florida criminal law system and uses that experience to defend your rights. To arrange a free consultation with a Bartow, FL drug crime attorney, call 863-533-6707 or contact us online. If necessary, we can visit you in jail.