Conspiracy to Commit Drug Crimes
In most criminal cases, the fate of the individual facing charges lies in whether they actually committed a crime. That is not the case, however, for cases involving conspiracy charges. In Florida, you can be charged with conspiracy to commit drug crimes. These charges result in serious penalties that require an experienced lawyer to defend your rights in court.
If you’re facing charges for conspiracy to commit drug crimes but aren’t entirely sure what those charges mean for your future, you want The Umansky Law Firm on your side. They have extensive experience handling drug charge cases and are knowledgeable about how to build defense strategies that stand up in court.
What are Common Drug Crimes In Florida?
There are multiple types of drug charges a person can face. The Umansky Law Firm is experienced in handling cases that involve the sale, possession, transportation, and manufacturing of illegal substances. The most common illegal substances in Florida include:
Some drug charge cases are unique because they don’t directly involve the sale, possession, transportation, or the manufacturing of illegal substances – only conspiracy to do so. Conspiracy cases are sensitive cases and, therefore, require the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel.
What is Conspiracy?
According to Florida law, conspiracy is one or more people agreeing to commit a crime. To be charged with conspiracy there must be at least two people involved and there must be a direct agreement to commit a criminal act. Therefore, conspiracy to commit drug crimes is two (or more) individuals agreeing to the sale, possession, transportation, or manufacturing of illegal substances. Florida Statute 777.04 outlines the specifics of conspiracy laws in Florida as well as the penalties for committing such an offense.
What are the Penalties for Conspiracy in Florida?
The penalties for conspiracy to commit drug crimes is dependent on the type and quantity of drugs involved. Schedule I drugs such as heroin, marijuana, LSD, or ecstasy carry the most severe penalties. A person charged with conspiracy to sell, traffic, or manufacture one of these drugs could face up to 30 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
For the prosecution to convict a person of conspiracy to commit drug crimes in Florida, they only need to be able to prove the agreement to commit the crime. Therefore, it’s essential to hire an attorney who understands how to build a viable defense strategy using the details surrounding the case.
Defense Strategies for Drug Conspiracy Cases
The success of a defense strategy for a conspiracy case lies in the details. There are, however, multiple foundational strategies experienced attorneys use to build their best defense. Common strategies for conspiracy cases include:
- No intent to commit a crime
- No proof of agreement
- Minimal participation
- Aiding and Abetting
- No proof of illegal activity
Some prosecutions will attempt to get you to settle for a plea bargain before you hire an attorney to defend your case. It’s always in your best interest to consult a trusted attorney first before you settle for anything offered to you.
Experienced Drug Crime Attorneys in Orlando
If you’re facing the reality of drug charges, there’s hope if you have the right legal team on your side. In Orlando, the attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm have more than 100 years of combined experience handling criminal defense cases and have represented thousands of individuals facing drug charges. Our team is recognized among Florida’s Legal Elite and is highly rated on Avvo.com for the service we provide our clients.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance and that your life shouldn’t be defined by a single mistake. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at 407-228-3838 or contact us online today. We’re here to help.