Drug Possession Lawyer in West Palm Beach

With an ample coastline, Florida is a prime location for drug trafficking. To cut down on drugs flowing past the borders, the state enacted some of the strictest drug laws in the country. For example, most states slap offenders on the wrist if convicted of possessing up to 20 grams of marijuana, but that is not the case in Florida. Instead, you face up to a year in jail and a hefty fine if convicted here. It is much worse if a court convicts you of possessing cocaine, methamphetamine, or other drugs.

Ronald S. Chapman has defended clients against drug possession charges for more than 30 years. Whether you are facing a marijuana charge or something more serious, our West Palm Beach drug possession lawyer will help you explore your options. That might mean negotiating to reduce the charges, requesting a dismissal, or mounting a vigorous defense in court. Contact our firm today to set up a consultation with our attorney.

Possible Penalties for Drug Possession

You face severe consequences if convicted of drug possession. Depending on the charge, this might include:

  • Mandatory prison time
  • A large fine
  • Lengthy probation
  • Community service
  • License suspension
  • Random drug testing

Is Drug Possession A Misdemeanor Or Felony?

A conviction is not a foregone conclusion when charged with a drug crime, but you need to mount a serious defense in order to prevent that from happening. Contact our drug possession lawyer in West Palm Beach today to discuss the details of your situation.

Drug Court In Palm Beach County

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug possession, you may have an opportunity to enter into a drug court diversion program. That program includes individual and group substance abuse counseling, status conferences with the presiding judge, AA or NA meetings, and regular check-ins with a drug court officer.

If you want to explore the possibility of entering a drug court diversion program, speak to your Palm Beach County drug possession lawyer.


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  • Over 30 Years of Experience – Ronald S. Chapman has represented clients facing both state and federal charges since 1990, and he has had more than 200 trials.
  • Numerous 5-star Reviews – Our West Palm Beach law firm has accumulated five-star reviews on Google, Yelp, Lawyers.com, Avvo, and other sites.
  • Sole Practitioner– As a sole practitioner, Ronald S. Chapman works directly with each client he serves instead of handing them off to staff members.
  • Represents Clients in State and Federal Court – While some West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers handle only state charges or federal charges, Ronald S. Chapman handles both types of charges ranging from state-level assault charges to federal-level drug trafficking and white-collar crimes.
  • Bilingual Legal Services – Ronald S. Chapman provides legal services in English and Spanish, so you won’t have any trouble communicating with him.

Defending Against Drug Possession Charges

If you have a clear criminal record and were caught with a small amount of a controlled substance, your attorney might be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce your charges. In some cases, the charges might even be dismissed. However, if the state has a strong case against you and is not willing to negotiate,, your West Palm Beach drug possession lawyer will prepare the case for court. Even if the evidence is strong, your lawyer might be able to poke holes in it, creating reasonable doubt. First, though, your attorney needs to review your case. So call now for a consultation.

Driving Privileges And Drug Possession

Most people know that they can lose their license if convicted of driving under the influence. However, it often comes as a surprise when they discover this is also the case if you are convicted of a drug possession charge. This is just one of the penalties you face, so consult with a West Palm Beach drug possession defense lawyer to help you build your defense.

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