It’s Time to Call a Drug Lawyer in West Palm Beach
Every year in West Palm Beach hundreds are arrested for drug possession charges. While most of these charges are related to small quantities, current legislation could leave you with an unfair sentencing. At the Law Office of Patrick R. McKamey, P.A., we understand the impact an arrest for drug possession can have on your future, and our aggressive attorneys are here to fight for you every step of the way. There are a multitude of potential defenses for drug charges in South Florida. However, the specific defense to use greatly depends on the particular and unique circumstances surround your case.
What are some defenses to drug possession charges?
1. Fourth Amendment
If your Fourth Amendment rights were violated due to improper search and seizure by the police you can have a good change at seeing all of your charges dropped, even if incriminating evidence was found. For example, if the police officer who stopped you had no real probable cause to suspect you may be in the possession of illegal substance, but continued to search you or your belongings anyways, it could be seen as a Fourth Amendment violation.
2. Lack of Possession
In order for a possession charge to stick, the Florida prosecutor must prove that the drugs found in your residents or motor vehicle are in fact actually yours, instead of your guests or passengers. If you can argue with substantial evident that the drugs seized belonged to someone else, were planted, or you simply had no idea they were there