Positioning Your Case For The Most Optimal Outcome
If you were caught with drugs or charged with possession with intent to sell, you know that the consequences of a conviction are harsh. However, you are not convicted of anything yet. There may be serious flaws in the prosecutor’s case, or there may be options to avoid jail or prison and a criminal record.
The law firm of Steven Wetter Attorney at Law, P.A., offers a true defense for drug charges. We do not automatically plead you guilty. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer is a former prosecutor who knows how to challenge the traffic stop, search and seizure, and other aspects of your arrest to position you for the best outcome possible.
If you or your juvenile son or daughter is accused of drug possession or was part of a cocaine bust, contact us immediately to protect your rights. We serve Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and surrounding communities of Florida.
Leverage The Experience Of A Former Prosecutor
Attorney Steven Wetter brings more than 20 years of experience with misdemeanor and felony drug charges, including thousands of cases he prosecuted as a former assistant state attorney. He can capably represent you no matter what the offense:
- Misdemeanor marijuana possession
- Felony marijuana possession (20 grams or more)
- Cocaine possession (or heroin, meth or other controlled substances)
- Prescription narcotics possession (OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Xanax, etc.)
- Prescription fraud
- Possession with intent to sell
The actual charges depend on the type of drug and the amount. You can face felony possession charges based on cocaine residue or one illegal pill. Possession with intent to sell, which carries stiffer penalties, can be based on evidence of dealing drugs (scales, baggies, grow lights, etc.), but is more often based on a certain quantity.
Experienced, Aggressive Drug Crime Defense
Mr. Wetter is skilled at retracing the events that led to the arrest to determine if police overstepped their authority. He will find answers to the difficult legal questions in your case such as:
- Was there reasonable suspicion to pull you over?
- Did you consent to a search?
- Was a search warrant based on tips from a not-so-credible informant?
- Can they tie the drugs to you, or did they just charge everyone who was in the house or the vehicle?
By challenging the state’s case, we frequently obtain dismissals, reduced charges, suppression of evidence and victories at trial. If you do not have prior drug convictions, you may be eligible for first offender diversion in Lee County or Collier County, which avoids jail and dismisses the charges if you stay drug-free for a certain period.