Much like other states, Florida takes a strong stance against drug crimes. Because certain drugs have became an epidemic in the nation, the penalties associated with these drug crimes can be rather harsh. Thus, those accused of committing such crimes will want to explore ways in which they can avoid these consequences and clear their name. Initiating a strong criminal defense is the first step in this process.
While defendants might feel helpless, facing a serious drug charge and seeing all the evidence collected against them, this should not deter an individual from asserting their right to defend him or herself against criminal accusations. When it comes to drug crimes, these are often the result of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, a misunderstanding when it comes to prescription drugs or even questionable evidence used to establish the intent to sell.
At D. Scott Reith, our experienced legal team has an extensive background when it comes to understanding criminal laws and defense strategies. Whether you have been accused of drug possession, the intent to sell, drug trafficking or doctor shopping, we understand the process used by the state to charge and convict defendants. As a prior state prosecutor, attorney D. Scott Rieth is aware of the steps prosecution will take. Thus, he will use that information to poke holes in their case, helping his clients reduce or dismiss the charges against them.
To learn more, check out our law firm's drug crimes website. Much like it is not easy to face drug charges, it is not easy to assert a defense against them alone. At our law firm, we are with our clients every step of the way, informing them of the status of their case, what options they have and how to proceed with the matter.