Appellate Attorney | Helping Trial Attorneys Succeed
Email: | Phone: (407) 647-7887
Appellate Attorney | Helping Trial Attorneys Succeed
Email: | Phone: (407) 647-7887

(407) 647-7887

500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
201 E. Pine Street, Suite 445
Orlando, FL 32801

Drug Crime Appeals

West Palm Beach drug offense appeals attorney

Drug crimes can result in lengthy sentences, and steep fines for those found guilty of these offenses. In the state of Florida, the law enforcement community has taken a tough stance against the possession, use or sale of illegal drugs. While the possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is usually charged as a misdemeanor in the state, the possession of other controlled substances can lead to felony charges, especially in amounts that suggest an intent to sell. Mr. Walker has the knowledge and experience needed to help you appeal your drug conviction or sentence as effectively as possible.

What Constitutes a Drug Crime?

To establish that a crime involving controlled substances has occurred, Florida prosecutors must show that the substance in question was in fact illegal at the time of the alleged crime, and that the defendant was in possession or control of the substance. Possession of marijuana is generally illegal in the state of Florida unless it was obtained legally on the recommendation of a physician. Possession of any amount of cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD or heroin will generally lead to a third-degree felony charge, at a minimum.

Categories of Drug Crimes

Possession of controlled substances is generally the most common, and the least serious drug-related offense. In some cases, however, prosecutors may attempt to establish an intent to sell, distribute or manufacture drugs or even to engage in a continuing criminal enterprise. If the use or possession of a firearm is involved in the drug-related offense, five years of imprisonment may be mandated by Florida’s sentencing guidelines. These convictions should be reviewed, and appealed if legitimate grounds for appeal are found to exist.

As a trusted and respected drug offense appellate attorney, Mr. Walker can help you manage the appeals process more effectively, and can provide you with the representation you need to achieve the results you want. He will work with you to identify any problems with the original proceedings, and to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Call him today at 561-714-9086 to set up an initial appointment. He would be happy to help you prosecute your appeal.