Jacksonville is filled with those people who aspire to be great. However, the stress of attempting to be great can be momentous, and as such, those people turn to substances that help them relax. However, those substances, when used in high quantity, can be destructive to that vision of being great. If one has been accused of a drug crime, one should contact an experienced attorney to fight the case and ensure that one can continue on that path to greatness.
According to WOKV.com, Flagler County deputies arrested 19 people who spent their days and nights trafficking prescription pills. Through a countywide warrant sweep, the county officers were able to target and arrest those who were operating in the illegal prescription drug market. This particular set of arrests stems from a much larger “Operation Pain Management” plan which has resulted in more than 100 prescription pill related arrests.
Jacksonville drug cases can be routine from time to time; however, this does not mean that each drug case should be treated the same nor does it mean that each case has its own unique set of circumstances, defenses, and mitigating factors. These factors will determine whether one, in the mind of the judge, should go to jail, rehab, or a combination of both.
So-called Jacksonville pill-pushers, pill-mills they operate out of, and other connections they have throughout the state have caught the attention of police and prosecutors in recent years as drug investigators have begun focusing on painkiller drugs that can be equally harmful if abused.
This has led to many arrests of professionals, such as doctors, pharmacists, and others involved in the medical industry. Unlike simple buyers and sellers, this new wave of drug crime defendants are being charged with massive fraud and racketeering scams.
Facing these additional charges elevates the case to an entirely new level. An experienced Jacksonville drug crimes attorney can help those facing significant sanctions and prison time.
Many times, the main actors in charge of operating pill schemes are not addicts themselves, but are making huge amounts of illicit cash. When arrested, the main actors will be facing a harsh minimum mandatory sentences under Florida law, even if they have no prior criminal history to speak of.
Many times in cases like this there are peripheral “co-conspirators” who were simply doing what their bosses told them to do without knowledge that this was part of a bigger money-making scheme. Prosecutors may overlook those facts, casting as wide a net as possible. In doing so, weak cases may be pushed as part of the public relations campaign put on for the media. Following coverage of raids and arrests, the media is nowhere to be found when defense attorneys are successful in having the charges reduced or dismissed because of a lack of evidence or other weakness in the state’s case.
Many times, the accused is merely addicted themselves, crying for help. The DEA and other anti-drug agencies may be trying to clean these offenders up. This is similar to what other drug sting operations are doing throughout the state. However, this is not the case in every county. But, that does not mean that one’s hope for a treatment program is out of reach. There are options other than a jail cell. An experienced Jacksonville drug crimes attorney can provide those options.
One should not risk going to jail for a long period of time when an experienced attorney can make sure that their best defense is brought forth and their rights fought are fought for. The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and is here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one requires a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source:103 arrested in three-county warrant sweep, WOKV.com