Drug sales and delivery charges can result in serious prison time, especially if you are arrested near public housing, a school, a public park or a church. Selling or delivering cocaine is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Selling or delivering cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school is first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years of prison and a three-year minimum prison sentence.
At The Umansky Law Firm, our drug defense lawyers are here to make sure an drug arrest for sales or delivery does not wreck your life. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
To prove the charges against you, the prosecutor must prove that you sold or delivered an illegal drug such as cocaine, marijuana or meth. You can be charged with drug delivery if the state can prove that you had possession of a drug with intent to sell. The state does not have to have proof that there was an exchange of money in order to charge you with delivery.
Evidence in drug sale and delivery cases is typically provided by a witness. That witness may be an undercover police officer or a confidential informant. Confidential informants are typically people who have been arrested on drug charges themselves and are cooperating with police to help their own situation.
Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to give you an honest evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s case so that you will know your options from the start. We know how police build drug sales and delivery cases. We also know how to attack those cases based on the evidence. In many cases the government’s witness that set you up has a worse criminal record than you and may not have been properly supervised by the police.
One possible defense is entrapment. Police often don’t monitor confidential informants, who may put pressure on you to sell drugs to satisfy their own cooperation agreement.
To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer about the sale or delivery of drugs in Orlando, contact us through this website.
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