Tampa Drug Crime Lawyer
Drug crimes are some of the most harshly penalized crime types in Florida. Being charged and convicted of a drug crime could lead to prison time, large fines and fees, and a black mark on your permanent record. At the law office of Trombley & Hanes, our Tampa drug crime lawyer can provide you with attentive legal representation and quality services that you can trust. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime in Tampa, you need a lawyer on your side to protect your rights and defend your interests throughout the criminal process. Call us directly today to learn more about your legal options and get started.
Drug crimes in Florida and through the country are a constant priority for local and federal law enforcement agencies and range from simple marijuana possession to complex schemes involving the distribution and sale of marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, pain medication and cocaine. Distribution channels such as cargo ships, container ships, private air transportation and even the US mail are monitored by law enforcement in an effort to crack down on drug sales and possession.
Often, defendants are unaware of the serious penalties associated with simple drug possession and fail to realize that the weight of the drug alone or the quantity of pills possessed can result in sever minimum mandatory prison sentences.
Tampa Drug Crime Types We Work On
If you have been arrested for and charged with a drug crime in our state, our experienced Tampa drug crime lawyers can provide legal representation throughout the duration of your case. Types of drug crime cases we work on include:
- Being in possession of a controlled substance can result in very serious consequences, even if there is no proof that you have used or distributed the substance.
- Distribution and trafficking. Under Florida law, anyone who knowingly sells, purchases, manufacturers, delivers, or brings into the state a controlled substance may be found guilty of drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is typically considered a more severe crime than possession, and is penalized as such.
- Prescription drug crimes. Just because a drug is a prescription drug does not mean that possession or distribution of the drug is lawful. Common types of prescription drug crime charges that we work on include possession and distribution of hydrocodone, oxycodone/oxycontin, and Xanax/alprazolam.
- Marijuana offenses. While medical marijuana is now allowed in Florida, non-lawful possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony offense.
Penalties for Drug Crimes in Our State
Drug crimes in Florida are penalized based on the type of crime (i.e possession vs. distribution), the quantity of the drug involved, and the type of drug involved. For example, possessing more than 25 pounds of marijuana is a first-degree felony in Florida that carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years up to 15 years. The sale of marijuana, on the other hand, can result in a mandatory minimum of 15 years up to 30 years if the amount involved is 10,000 pounds or more.
In addition to potential prison time, drug crimes may also be associated with large fines, mandatory rehabilitation classes, and other consequences. Having a drug crime on your criminal record may make it difficult to obtain work, housing, and other opportunities.
Call Trombley & Hanes Today
If you or a loved one is facing drug crime charges in Tampa, don’t hesitate to call our Tampa drug crime lawyer directly for a consultation. We can start working on your case immediately and will help you to understand your legal options and the best case strategy. Reach us today by phone or online to get started.