Brevard County Drug Offenses Lawyers
Don’t Fight the Government Without Representation
Receiving probation and rehabilitation instead of a jail or prison sentence depends on a number of factors, including the type and amount of drugs you had and whether this is your first offense. It can also depend on whether you have effective legal representation. Without a lawyer to protect your rights, you are at risk for being overcharged and convicted.
At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we represent adults and juveniles charged with drug crimes. We have experience with the Florida criminal justice system and know that the government aggressively prosecutes drug offenses. You can rely on our Brevard County drug offense attorneys to fight back, challenging the prosecution’s evidence and forcing the government to prove its case.
Melbourne Attorneys Defending Against Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Crimes Such as Possession
We defend individuals charged with crimes involving marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and prescription drugs, including:
- Minor in possession
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug trafficking
- Driving under the influence of drugs
Depending on the charge, a conviction can mean a jail or prison sentence, fines, community service, probation and drug rehabilitation. In Florida, a drug crime conviction will also result in the loss of your driver’s license for two years.
Illegal search and seizure is often an issue in drug cases if law enforcement lacks probable cause and does not follow proper police procedure. The police must have probable cause to search you, your home or your vehicle. We will investigate your arrest and the police procedure to determine whether your constitutional rights were violated.