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Orlando Drug Crimes Attorney

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Whitney S. Boan, P.A. is a law firm dedicated to aiding our clients in lessening the damage they may suffer from should they be convicted for the drug crime they are accused of. After an arrest, whether it involves marijuana, heroin, cocaine, or another substance deemed illegal, it’s imperative that you seek out a highly experienced attorney that is both trustworthy and will fight diligently and aggressively for your rights and freedom.

Contact us today to find out how we can aid you in your drug crime defense.

Types of Drug Crimes

In the State of Florida, drug crime cases are one of the most commonly occurring offenses. In most states it is viewed as a “petty” crime, but the State of Florida has a zero tolerance policy towards any incidents involving drugs of any kind. Even a minor offense such as possession of a small amount of marijuana can result in your driver’s license being suspended by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. This punishment can last for at least two years. Should your case be more severe, such as drug trafficking, you can potentially see a substantial prison sentence without any opportunity for early release. Below you will find more information on the various types of drug crimes you may be accused of:


Possession is one of the most varying charges that you may face. This is due in large part to the variables of type and amount. Depending on what drug you are found with, you may face a much more serious punishment; add to that an increased amount, and you are looking at an even worse scenario. These charges run the gamut of misdemeanor or felony, depending on the above mentioned circumstance. In the State of Florida, there are perhaps the most stringent drug penalties in the nation, and if you are charged, it’s vital that you contact an experienced drug defense attorney.

Intent to Sell and Distribute

Much like the prior crime, if you are charged with the intent to sell and distribute, it’s a significantly more punishable offense than possession. Selling drugs is viewed as very serious by the state, and you could see fines of up to tens of thousands of dollars along with several years in prison. It goes without saying that this could drastically affect your life. It’s also important to know that these charges could apply to controlled substances and not just narcotics.

Cultivation of Cannabis

While the nation is pushing to legalize the sale and growth of marijuana, Florida still has very strict penalties for those caught cultivating or “manufacturing” cannabis. Growing is different than possession, and therefore the charges must be as well. However, there are various elements that can change the severity of your crime, most notably prior knowledge and involvement. If you are unaware of intent to grow, or are merely in the building at the time of the arrest, there are changes to your charge. Either way, you should seek quality help from an attorney the moment you are charged.

Drug Trafficking

Perhaps the most serious of the drug crimes, drug trafficking carries with it a minimum sentencing of 3 years in prison and fines of $25,000 to $200,000. As mentioned before, the state is very much against the proliferation of narcotics, and trafficking is the most egregious version of that. If you are accused of such a crime, chances are that you will be very afraid of the penalties presented to you. That doesn’t mean you are without hope. Contact us today and find out how we can help you protect your future.

Prescription Fraud and Forgery

If you are found intentionally taking advantage of the system or duplicating a prescription, then you are facing serious charges. The reason for such a strict view is that there is typically intent to sell drugs obtained through fraud and forgery. If you feel that you’ve been wrongly accused of this charge, it’s best to seek out proper defense; someone who can aid you in proving that you had a legal prescription for your use only.

Retain Whitney S. Boan, P.A.

When convicted of a drug crime, many people do not consult with an attorney because they don’t see the advantage for them. When it’s a small case of possession you may be facing only a miniscule fine or sentence, and it’s for this reason that you don’t seek out representation. What you may not realize is that all crimes, small or large go on your permanent record and can prevent you from living the life that you want to live, get the job that you want, or simply be a functioning human in society. It’s essential, regardless of the size, that you seek an experienced attorney like Whitney S. Boan to help defend your case. You may not realize the technicalities that can get you the freedom that you desire. Over the past decade she’s served hundreds of clients in the area, and majority of them have won their case or appeal. When looking to defend yourself in a court of law, there should be no other call needed than the one to the law offices of Whitney S. Boan, P.A.

At Whitney S. Boan, P.A. in Orlando, FL, your needs take a priority. Your case is serious to us, and as a result we are here for you when you need us. All you need to do is call: (407) 413-9569

Should you have further questions about what constitutes a drug crime, or you are currently accused of any of the crimes mentioned, then you should contact our offices for a consultation. Whitney S. Boan wants to get the best for you, and will create the defense that will potentially reduce your sentencing or remove it altogether. As with any crime, time is of the essence, so do not wait to come to us and start working on your defense.