After an arrest, many are confused about the best course of action. How to proceed? Should I plead guilty and take the punishment? Knowing how to address serious drug charges is vital if you hope to avoid the serious punishments you will face under Florida law. Never proceed into criminal court without an aggressive defense lawyer who is dedicated to fighting on your behalf. Contact our Tampa criminal defense lawyers at Taracks & Associates if you have further questions about your charges, penalties, or defense options!
When facing a drug offense, even a marijuana possession offense, it is vital that you have legal counsel that will advise you about all matters, including your plea. Many individuals have made a "guilty" plea when their case had serious flaws in police procedure. Had they had a skilled attorney, it may have been dismissed. Never proceed into court without obtaining legal counsel.
Not all attorneys are equal in ability. Yes they have the knowledge of the law. The question is - can they aggressively defend a case, and do they have the extensive experience that is vital in defending drug offenses? Our legal team has over 25 years of collective experience, and we are former state prosecutors with long term trial experience. We fight, and we fight hard.
The laws regarding penalties for cultivation are based on the amount that is found in your possession. If you are found to have 300 or more marijuana plants, you will be facing a first degree felony offense. A conviction can result in 3 years in state prison and a fine of $25,000. Law enforcement will collect the evidence and try to prove that you grew over the threshold amount of 300 plants. It is vital that you contact our office at once if you are accused of this crime. A felony conviction will restrict you in the future in almost every area of your life.
The huge increase in the use of prescription drugs has lead state lawmakers to impose severe penalties on those who use these drugs illegally, or sell them on the street. The charge will most likely be a felony, and the penalties will include years in state prison. Acting quickly to find the best option to defend the case is vital, as a conviction is a very serious matter. Our legal team can seek out the best defense possibilities to employ in your case.
Our legal team of drug defense attorneys assists clients in the Tampa area with any of the following drug offenses:
Contact a Tampa Drug Crime Defense Attorney to get your questions about your specific case answered.