One of the leading causes of incarceration in Florida’s jails and prisons is drug crime convictions. If you are a working professional, college student, or military personnel, however, potential jail time may be the least of your worries if you have been arrested for a drug crime. Other potential consequences include:
You should look for a team of experienced drug crime attorneys can handle drug charges ranging from misdemeanor possession charges to serious trafficking cases. Find a lawyer who has defended clients in Federal Court as well as County Court. An attorney who is extremely familiar with drug laws and will closely evaluate the details of your case and provide an honest assessment of the likelihood that the State Attorney can prove your guilt, is what you need.
Drug charges range from possession of a controlled substance, distribution of narcotics, sale of marijuana or possession of paraphernalia. Controlled substances include illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin as well as certain prescription medications such as “oxy” or other narcotics.
The majority of people arrested for drug crimes were initially stopped for a civil infraction like speeding, and subsequent to the stop drugs were found in the vehicle. The strength of the case against you is highly dependent on where drugs were found. For example, actual possession is when drugs are found on your person or in the immediate vicinity. If drugs were instead dispersed throughout your home or vehicle, that is referred to as constructive possession. When the case against an individual is based on constructive possession, a lawyer can often been successful in filing a Motion to Suppress. This makes it very difficult for the State Attorney to prove their case.
Every case is unique and that you probably have many questions that need answering. Use CriminalLaw.com to find a Tampa defense lawyer who will provide a free initial consultations to help you understand your options. A good lawyer will continue to keep you in the loop throughout the legal process until your case is resolved.
We work with local lawyers who represent individuals charged with Drug Crimes in Charlotte, Venice, Bradenton, Tampa, Brandon, Plant City, Pinellas, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bartow, Alachua, Orange, Polk and Sarasota. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can find a defense attorney for you.