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Drug Trafficking

Florida is a major epicenter in the nation’s illegal drug trade and the police and prosecutors are always eager to arrest and punish those who are caught trafficking drugs into the state. If you have been accused of drug trafficking, it is critical you defend yourself against this serious first-degree felony with the help of a top Tampa criminal lawyer.

Drug trafficking involves the large scale sale, manufacturing, possession or distribution of an illegal substance. Depending on the quantity you were arrested with and the specific type of drug, your penalty may vary from life imprisonment to three years of prison. If someone is suspected of dying due to your actions, you may even be subject to the death penalty. As you can see, there is a lot of leeway in sentencing for this crime and it is critical you work with a Tampa criminal attorney who can ensure you are either found innocent or subjected to the minimal possible penalties.

Harder drugs like PCP, heroin, Quaaludes and MDMA are subject to much lengthier prison terms than those like cocaine. Marijuana has the lightest penalties in these crimes. Even marijuana charges deserve the strongest possible defense though, as three years in prison is still a serious consequence. Fortunately, there are an array of defense strategies open to a Tampa criminal lawyer working on this type of case.

If any of your rights were violated during the evidence collection process, we will fight to ensure this evidence is not used in the courtroom. If there were any drug informants, we will show that their word cannot be taken at face value because they are only working to keep themselves out of prison. When you work with our firm, we will do everything we can to ensure your rights are protected, along with your freedom.

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your free initial consultation with a top Tampa criminal attorney, please call our offices today.