You Have Rights When Facing Drug Charges

Florida State Attorney Offices aggressively prosecute drug offenses regardless of whether they are felonies or misdemeanors. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who will fight aggressively to protect your rights. The Law Office of Joseph R. Fasone, PA in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has the skills to help. A drug conviction will change your life with a permanent criminal record. Do not think you can fight the government by yourself.

Arrest for possession of illegal drugs is probably one of the most common reasons a person may become involved in the criminal justice system. Even if the weight or amount of drugs seem minimal, certain classes of illegal narcotics carry minimum mandatory sentences for possession. Federal and state drug trafficking convictions all carry minimum mandatory prison sentences and fines.

This means that even if you are first-time offender for drug trafficking, the judge has no discretion to be lenient because the Florida imposes mandatory sentences. An arrest for drug trafficking will require a high bail bond because of the exposure to minimum mandatory penalties. In addition, a drug trafficking arrestee may also be exposed to the forfeiture of assets in a separate civil forfeiture action which is separate from the criminal charge.

Providing Strong Defense In Fighting Drug Charges

Joseph Fasone has nearly 30 years of experience defending people charged with all types of illegal drug charges throughout South Florida. Mr. Fasone strives to attack the State’s evidence to formulate a strong defense for his clients. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case – whether it is a simple possession, possession with intent to sell, fraudulent possession of prescription drugs or drug trafficking of any controlled substance, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Oxycodone
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin

Thorough and Detailed Representation

Attacking the police procedures during the initial moments of your arrest are vitally important to forming your defense and Mr. Fasone will investigate the following:

*Analyze the initial basis for your arrest as to whether the police lawfully conducted a traffic stop, search warrant, or properly obtained consent to search your home or vehicle

*Evaluate whether the police follow proper procedure in conducting their search and seizure of evidence

* Determine whether the police legally questioned you without an attorney present.

At the Law Office of Joseph R. Fasone, PA, Attorney Fasone will personally review all of the evidence in your case and thoroughly research the law to formulate a defense to attack any weakness in the State’s evidence. If appropriate, Mr. Fasone will a file a motion to suppress evidence or other legal pleading on your behalf if the police fail to follow the law. Remember, you have guaranteed constitutional rights and Mr. Fasone will ensure those rights are protected in court.

Get A Free Consultation From An Experienced Attorney

Mr. Fasone has the experience to defend your case and will personally handle your case from start to finish. You will not be passed to a paralegal or junior associate. Attorney Fasone will immediately work on your defense, go to court with you and is available to you at every stage of your case. Call our office today for a free consultation at 954-764-4010 or email us using this online form. Attorney Fasone will personally respond to your call or your email. You will know the relief of having an experienced attorney on your side.