Tampa Drug Crime Attorneys
The war on drugs continues across the country, and Tampa, Florida is a battleground for state and federal drug enforcement agencies. The Tampa drug crime attorneys at All Family Law Group provides thoughtful and aggressive defense against overzealous police officers and ambitious prosecutors and the harsh penalties they attempt to impose on those arrested for drug crimes.
- Simple Possession
- Possession With Intent To Distribute
- Narcotics Trafficking
- Manufacturing, Growing And Cultivation
Florida Law Inflicts Stiff Penalties on Drug Crime Convictions
State and federal laws for drug trafficking or possession of narcotics such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, can result in the imposition of strict penalties from 5 to 30 years in prison and fines up to $10,000. Even misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana (less than 20 grams) is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Additionally, a conviction on drug possession, even a small amount of marijuana, can result in the suspension of your driving privileges for up to two years.
It Is Possible to Defend Against Possession and Drug Trafficking Charges
Due to sloppiness or ignorance, law enforcement often makes procedural errors or violates constitutional rights during narcotic investigations. It is essential that you have knowledgeable and skilled attorneys like All Family Law Group to ensure that the mistakes are exposed and presented in an effective manner to the court. There are many ways to defend against drug charges in court or build a strong case for plea negotiations or dismissal of charges. There are also many factual challenges that can present themselves in drug bust. For instance, given that drug transactions often occur at night, the possibility of misidentification of the suspect or a misunderstanding of what was going on is quite real. Also, witnesses to drug transactions may themselves be involved in the drug trade, have a vested interest in a particular arrest or be otherwise unreliable.
Even when drugs are found apparently in a person’s possession, there may be defenses available. The Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures, and any search of a person’s body, belongings, home or car must be justified at is inception and limited in scope for the duration of the search. When a drug arrest is based on an illegal stop or unlawful search, it is often possible for a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to have the evidence suppressed or even to get the case dismissed or prevent charges from being filed in the first place.
Experienced Tampa Drug Crimes Attorneys for Your Florida Drug Arrest
If you have been arrested for possession of narcotics or drug trafficking in Tampa, contact All Family Law Group for a free consultation with aggressive and compassionate Florida criminal defense attorneys who can analyze your situation, advise you on your options, and provide the best defense available. Call now at 813-321-3421 or contact us online and we will respond back to you as soon as we possible can.