Drug Possession


Criminal defense and drug possession attorney Michael Salazar of Fort Lauderdale’s Salazar Law Firm vigorously defends the rights of clients who have been arrested for possession of misdemeanor and felony drug amounts. In Florida, being in possession of a controlled substance—even a small, personal amount of marijuana—can lead to your arrest. If you have been charged with a drug crime, you’re going to require the services of a lawyer who is familiar with the drug laws and drug courts of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade. Attorney Michael Salazar has earned his reputation as a tough and aggressive criminal defense lawyer by beating drug possession charges for his clients.

Drug Possession and Legal Defenses in Florida

Law enforcement officers cannot search your car, your person, or your belongings without a warrant, consent, or probable cause. Improper search is one of the biggest reasons for suppressing evidence. When this happens, the case is usually dismissed by the courts.

Another common mistake that is made by law enforcement officers is to charge multiple individuals with a small amount of a drug by indicating that they all had “constructive” possession of the substance. This usually leads to a failure of the prosecution to show that any one person possessed the drug.

Pretrial Intervention in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach

If you qualify based on your arrest history and the charges against you, criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar may recommend pretrial intervention PTI. This is a type of negotiated plea that allows first time offenders charged with drug possession to complete counseling courses. Upon successful completion, the state of Florida will remove the charges against you and your record can be expunged. PTI is usually recommended when the defendant was in possession of a small personal amount of cannabis, cocaine, heroin, meth, et cetera. Ask attorney Salazar if pretrial intervention is an option for you.

To schedule an initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney with a proven record of success in South Florida’s drug courts, contact the Salazar Law Firm at (954) 278-8314.

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