Tampa Drug Crime Lawyer
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If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime, you already know firsthand how serious it is. Oftentimes, law enforcement is predisposed to arrest individuals for drug-related offenses based on certain biases. Officers involved in drug-related cases will also force you to answer relentless questions, in order to break down your defenses. And in many cases, drug arrests can even lead to federal charges.
Fortunately, if you are facing a drug-related offense, there is hope. Call our Tampa drug crime attorney at Buda Law today for representation that’s tough, fair, and will never stop fighting for you. Our firm has the experience you need, and is committed to protecting your freedom.
Is Drug Possession a Felony in Florida?
In Florida, drug possession can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the type and amount of drug found in your possession. Felony drug possession in Florida is either first or third degree with first degree bringing the most severe penalties.
The good news is that with a seasoned Tampa drug crime attorney on your side, it is extremely possible to build a case that pokes holes in the prosecution’s strategy. We may be able to craft a defense based on unlawful search and seizure, produce evidence showing that the drugs in question were planted, argue that the drugs in question did not belong to you, or even make a case for entrapment. Whichever defense fits the circumstances of your case, it is essential to hire an attorney, so make sure to call Buda Law today!
Depending on the amount of drug found in your possession possible penalties include:
- First degree felony: hefty fines and/or up to 30 years’ incarceration
- Third degree felony: hefty fines and/or up to five years’ incarceration
Facing drug crime charges? To schedule your initial FREE consultation, dial (813) 544-7024.
Drug Charges in the State of Florida
In the state of Florida, there are numerous drug crimes an individual may be arrested for. These drug charges may be related to controlled substancesincluding marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, prescription drugs, and more.
At Buda Law, our Tampa drug crime attorney defends clients on charges of:
- Drug cultivation
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Drug distribution
- Prescription fraud
Although Hollywood might have you believe that Florida is full of drug lords ala Scarface, the reality is there are many individuals who have been unfairly targeted for drug crimes by the penal-carceral system. Making matters worse is the fact that sentencing for drug crimes is notoriously harsh. For instance, a conviction for drug possession in the state of Florida may result in anywhere between 1-30 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, depending on the nature of the offense and whether the accused has any prior convictions. And this is to say nothing of federal drug charges, which can result in 10 years to life in prison depending on whether you are convicted on intent to traffic.
Let Buda Law Be Your Advocate
Attorney Andrew Buda has taken over 30 cases to trial, so you know he has the experience needed to advocate fiercely on your behalf. As a former prosecutor, he also has direct insight into both sides of the courtroom, putting him in a better position to understand your case. And with a history of favorable case results, you can trust our Tampa drug crime lawyer to fight your case until the final judgment.
For a drug crimes attorney in Tampa you can trust, call
(813) 544-7024, or contact us online.