Police cannot search your person, car or home without probable cause or proper authority. Don’t give up your rights, contact a lawyer immediately.
Even if a drug conviction does not result in a prison sentence, it can still have a serious impact on your future. Any drug conviction will result in a lifetime criminal history that could affect you every time you look for a job. It could also hurt your ability to rent an apartment or obtain credit. A conviction for a drug offense can also result in the suspension of your Florida driver’s license for a minimum of two years.
I am Kissimmee drug crimes defense attorney Richard Nick Kelley. I defend people in state and federal court who have been charged with drug crimes ranging from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to drug trafficking of meth, cocaine and other narcotics. With more than 30 years of experience practicing criminal law, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of a skilled defense attorney.
Defenses In Drug Cases
If drug evidence can be suppressed, then the charges are usually dismissed. Defenses in cases involving narcotics often involve motions to suppress evidence based on how that evidence was obtained:
Illegal search and seizure: Police cannot stop you and search your body or your vehicle without a legal reason. If the evidence was obtained as a result of an illegal search and seizure, a lawyer can file a motion to suppress the drug evidence.
Confidential informants: Almost 60 percent of narcotics cases rely on information from confidential informants, generally people who have been busted themselves. A lawyer can file a motion to disclose who the informant is and challenge his or her credibility.
At the law firm of Richard Nick Kelley, P.A., I defend people charged with offenses involving all types of drugs. I have experience handling a broad range of drug charges, including the following:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation
- Drug trafficking
- Federal drug crimes
Discuss Your Case With An Orlando Drug Charge Attorney
Contact Richard Nick Kelley, P.A., today for a free initial consultation about your drug case. You can reach a member of my firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call my Kissimmee office at 407-847.6259.