In Florida, all drug offenses are considered serious crimes and could be charged in the state or federal court. Whether you have been charged with trafficking, conspiracy or possession, your freedom and future are on the line. An experienced Jacksonville drug offenses attorney will help you protect your rights and advise you on the best course of action.
My name is Thomas M. Bell, and I have more than 25 years of experience defending people in Jacksonville and throughout Northeast Florida against a wide range of complex drug crimes. I am a former public defender and solo practitioner with extensive experience in both the federal and state courts.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important to retain an attorney before speaking with law enforcement. Any information you disclose could be used against you at a later time. To discuss your options and rights in a free consultation, call 904-354-0062 or contact me online.
Skilled Drug Crimes Defense
Depending on the type and amount of the drugs involved and your prior record, your case may be charged in the federal or state court system. Federal drug charges are often accompanied by harsh mandatory sentencing, including many years in jail and substantial fines.
I have more than a quarter of a century of experience handling state and federal charges involving cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana such as:
- Intent to sell
- Doctor shopping
- Cultivation and manufacture
Challenging the Seizure of Evidence
An important issue in almost every drug case is how the police discovered the evidence. The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution protects every citizen against unreasonable search and seizure. I have successfully litigated many cases that challenged the seizure of evidence.
My reputation as a thorough and aggressive litigator not only benefits my clients at trial, but also can help me achieve optimal results at the negotiation table. Because prosecutors know that I am willing to take cases to trial to protect my clients' rights, they will often negotiate a reasonable plea bargain or sometimes even drop the charges.
Contact a Duval County Drug Possession Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Drug charges could have lifelong consequences. I will help you protect your rights and fight the charges. Call 904-354-0062 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.