There are countless drug crimes that a Fort Walton Beach resident could find him or herself being accused of. However, there are some drug offenses that local defense attorneys see their clients facing again and again.
These crimes that follow are not the most serious drug offenses -- and they don't come with the most severe punishments. However, if you were arrested and accused of a drug offense in Florida, it's highly likely that it involves something related to the following:
Narcotic drug sales: If possessing illegal drugs is unlawful, then selling illegal drugs definitely is. Most narcotic drug sales charges come with the threat of very serious consequences, especially depending on the size and type of the substance.
Prescription drug possession: This is usually related to Adderall, Xanax, Oxycontin and other types of drugs that are normally prescribed by a physician.
Drug possession: The possession of illegal drugs like meth, cocaine, heroin and Ecstasy is illegal and being convicted of such an offense could come with serious legal consequences. That said, the seriousness of the punishments related to these drugs will depend on the amount and type of the substance involved.
Paraphernalia possession: The possession of paraphernalia related to drugs often accompanies a drug crimes offense. What's important to realize is that virtually anything can be misconstrued as "drug paraphernalia" if police suspect that a defendant was using a particular object in order assist in taking, packing or distributing contraband.
If you've been accused of one of the above offenses, you'll want to take your criminal defense proceedings very seriously. The more you do, and the faster you do it, in defense of any drug crimes case, the better off you'll likely be.