Orlando Drug Charges Attorney
Get Help from an Orlando Defense Attorney with Extensive State and Federal Experience
Drug trafficking and drug distribution are very serious crimes that can be charged in either state or federal court. The crimes involve the selling, transporting, and importing of controlled substances (marijuana, cocaine, opioids, methamphetamine, etc.) and are often stacked with other charges, including conspiracy, money laundering, and unlawful carrying, use or possession of a firearm.
A drug case may start at the state level but end up in federal court for a variety of reasons . Depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved, your prior criminal history, and if a firearm is involved, you could face multiple years in prison if you are found guilty in federal court. Sad to say, if convicted in state court, the same conduct might get you little or no jail time.
If you have a case in either state or federal court, it’s extremely important to get help from an attorney with success not only fighting drug charges, but associated crimes like money laundering and firearm charges. Attorney Dan Eckhart has a record of success defending drug charges and has earned a high degree of credibility with state and federal judges, prosecutors, drug agents, and attorneys throughout the nation. He started his career as a drug agent with the U.S. Customs Service then became a federal prosecutor, working on international money laundering and drug smuggling cases.
When you are being investigated for or have been charged with a serious drug offense, you can depend on Dan to build the strongest strategic defense possible. He’ll put his extensive legal experience to work defending your rights and obtaining the best possible outcome for your future.
Fight for Your Rights with a Strong Defense against Drug Charges
Attorney Dan Eckhart takes a personal, powerful approach to building your defense. He talks one-on-one with you to get a complete understanding of your situation and gives you his cell phone number so you can personally ask him questions about your case. He employs former federal agents to conduct a thorough investigation of the charges against you, including the actions of the law enforcement officers, the credibility of witnesses and the physical evidence.
Many times law enforcement officers conduct unlawful searches, seizures, and arrests not based upon probable cause. If they didn’t have probable cause to conduct a search for drugs or didn’t obtain a warrant before searching, their violation of your Fourth Amendment rights could be grounds to suppress the evidence and drop the charges.
It is also possible that the drugs (or firearms) in question didn’t belong to you, or you didn’t know they were in your car or home because a friend, visitor or relative had them. Perhaps you had the drugs but didn’t intend to distribute them or didn’t know others in the place you were staying were involved in trafficking activities. Or you could just be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The point is, Attorney Dan Eckhart will leave no stone unturned in putting together the absolute best legal defense possible. He’ll research the current state of the state or federal law and work relentlessly to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
Leverage the Experience of a Successful Orlando Drug Charges Defense Attorney
If you are convicted of drug trafficking, you could face significant time in prison as well the forfeiture of your most treasured assets including your home and savings, immigration problems, and the collateral consequences of being a convicted felon. Therefore, having a defense attorney experienced in fighting against state and federal drug charges is essential to defend your rights and protect your freedom.
Dan Eckhart has the experience you need. He is very familiar with state and federal drug prosecutions and and will leverage his experience as a federal prosecutor to build the strongest strategic defense possible.
Dan will fight relentlessly to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome for your future. Call us at 352.255.5004 or use the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website to contact us and get started on your defense.