Drug Offense Lawyer Lakeland FL
Polk County drug crime defense is challenging, thanks to the ever more aggressive tactics of law enforcement. Effective representation requires knowledge of the laws of “constructive possession.” Mere presence in a jointly occupied residence or vehicle where drugs are found is not “possession.”
Equally important is expertise in Fourth Amendment law and how best to advocate the client’s constitutional rights. A successful challenge to an unlawful detention, arrest or search can result in outright dismissal of all charges.
SHEARER DEFENSE OF DRUG CHARGES
Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has successfully defended every type of controlled substance offense, from simple possession to sale of drugs to drug trafficking.
DRUG CASE SUCCESSES
RECENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN DRUG CASES
While many first time possession defendants may be offered probation without jail, additional consequences of having a drug crime record include:
- Many employers will not hire applicants with drug records
- A one year driver license revocation is mandatory with any drug conviction
- Drug crime probationers have the highest probability of violating their probation, often due to frequent urinalysis testing and curfew restrictions
- Law enforcement is more likely to stop and attempt searches in the future
The more serious drug offenses such as drug trafficking or drug selling within 1000 feet of a school or convenience store carry Minimum Mandatory prison sentences and exorbitant fines.
Lawrence Shearer, PLLC
Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides representation for all misdemeanor and felony offense clients in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Highlands County, Florida. This includes, but is not limited to DUI, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses, drug trafficking, theft, frauds, firearm offenses, burglary, sexual offenses, pornography, white collar crimes, robbery, battery, appeals, probation violations, and murder cases. We can also handle the sealing and expunging of criminal records.
Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides you with an experienced Lakeland criminal defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Lawrence Shearer, PLLC at (863) 665-6895, to schedule a free confidential legal consultation.
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Attorney
Shearer Defense can handle cases in the investigative stage and can help persuade law enforcement to not file formal charges. Retaining Lawrence Shearer, PLLC in the initial phases of a criminal case increases your chances for a successful resolution of your case. If necessary, our firm employs private investigators and forensic specialists to fully investigate your case, and to protect your rights. We file all appropriate pretrial motions to litigate the defenses you may have. If your case goes to trial, we will pick a jury, cross-examine State witnesses, and present your defenses.