Drug Sale Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tampa Bay Florida
Florida law often imposes severe penalties for drug crime convictions, even in cases involving amounts only for personal use. These penalties include jail or prison, probation, house arrest, loss of driver’s license, and forfeiture of money and other assets. It is imperative that you retain an experienced lawyer to defend your drug crime case.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 893.13 it is unlawful for any person to sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, a controlled substance. Florida Statute 893.03 lists the hundreds of drugs that are considered “controlled substances.”
Drug sale charges, or possession with intent to sell charges, change in degree depending on the type of drug. Drug sales, or possession with intent to sell, of Schedule I drugs, including Heroin, and Schedule II drugs, including Opium, Cocaine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Morphine, Methamphetamines, and Methadone are second degree felonies, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. The amount of the drugs can have a major impact of the charge, however. Larger amounts can lead to charges of Drug Trafficking.
Drug Sale and Possession with Intent to Sell charges cases can be defended in many ways depending on the particular circumstances of your case. In many cases an undercover officer allegedly made the transaction weeks before the arrest, in which case the officer’s ability to provide proper identity can be challenged. In other cases, the use of confidential informants can be challenged. In some situations, a drug charge attorney will work with you and the prosecutors to avoid jail or prison sentences, with probation, drug counseling and treatment as alternatives. A Tampa Drug Sale defense attorney can discuss your options based on the facts of your case.
Are you facing a Drug Sale charge in Brandon or Tampa Bay? A criminal defense lawyer from The Lawler Firm can help.
If you are facing Drug Sale charges, call The Lawler Firm now for a free no obligation consultation. You will speak to your actual Drug Sale criminal defense attorney, who will meet with you, even on evenings and weekends. Call Now (813) 413-8828!