Ocala Drug Offenses Attorney
The penalties imposed by the court’s for drug crimes in Ocala/Marion County can be quite severe. Carrie Proctor uses her vast knowledge gained by working as the chief drug prosecutor for Marion County and proven track record over the last 17 years as an aggressive Ocala criminal defense attorney to try and prevent these penalties from being imposed. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug crime in Ocala or a surrounding area, you need an aggressive, experienced criminal drug defense attorney on your side.
Ms. Proctor has dealt with all types of drug crimes including but not limited to:
-drug manufacturing, sale and distribution
-prescription drug charges
The penalties for a drug-related offense will depend on the substance, the quantity, and if the prosecution can prove there was intent to distribute. As an experienced Ocala defense attorney, Ms. Proctor will personally review your drug case, analyze it and come up with the best defense for you. Defenses for Florida possession laws include lack of knowledge that the material was a controlled substance, a valid prescription from a medical professional, entrapment arranged by the police, fourth amendment violation (unlawful search and seizure), or use of cannabis in accordance with Florida’s medical marijuana law.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DRUG CRIMES
A: Prior to speaking with a police officer, you should always consult with an attorney. Typically, the police do not want to get your side of the story, and they’re simply looking for additional evidence to use against you in their criminal investigation.read more
A: You do not have to consent to a search of your vehicle, in fact, if the police have a legal basis to search your vehicle, they will do so without asking for your consent.read more
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If probable cause exists, the police have the right to make an arrest even if an alleged victim does not want to press charges. Similarly, the State can proceed forward with these charges even if the alleged victim does not wish to cooperate or asks that the charges...read more
On television you typically hear the police advise a person being arrested of their rights (known as Miranda rights) as they are being handcuffed. This is not how it happens in real life. In fact, the police are not required to advise an arrested person of these...read more
Typically, the police can only search you or your property if you give consent, there is a search warrant or the search is incident to a lawful arrest. Please note that there are other limited circumstances in which a search may be lawful and that it is important to...read more
An arraignment is the procedure where the state attorney announces the formal charges in your case and you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. At a misdemeanor arraignment, the State may offer you a plea deal and the court will allow you to enter a plea of guilty or...read more
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