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What can you expect if you are facing drug trafficking charges?

As a previous post here mentioned, Florida is not currently taking the somewhat lenient approach to illegal drugs, particularly marijuana, that some other states are trying. In Florida, drug charges from possession to manufacturing to distribution can all lead to serious problems for an arrestee, not the least of which is the prospect of a potential prison sentence. Drug trafficking is probably considered the most severe of drug charges. So, what can you expect if you are facing drug trafficking charges in Florida?

Know your defense options when it comes to drug charges

Anyone who is arrested in Florida might think that they have no options in the immediate aftermath of being detained. Sure, most people know some of their basic constitutional rights, but today's society also seems to be in the grips of the most "guilty until proven innocent" phase as it has ever been. Arrestees may believe that they have been tried in the court of "public opinion" within hours of being arrested.

Protections from drug possession charges

Drug possession charges are serious criminal charges that can carry serious potential penalties and consequences for the accused individual. For individuals accused of drug possession, who are facing the serious potential penalties and consequences associated with drug possession charges, it is important to be familiar with what drug possession charges include.

What are drug trafficking charges?

Drug trafficking charges are extremely serious charges, however, accused individuals facing them may wonder exactly what a drug trafficking charge refers to. Drug trafficking charges refer to the selling, transportation and illegal importation of unlawful controlled substances. Controlled substances can include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and other illegal drugs. The penalties associated with drug trafficking charges can be especially harsh.

Criminal defense options for drug paraphernalia charges

Drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges can be serious charges carrying stiff penalties and consequences. Because of the serious nature of drug paraphernalia charges, it is important to be familiar with criminal defense rights and options and how to challenge the charges. Drug paraphernalia charges can be used to place accused individuals in a difficult position.

Assistance moving through a diversion program

Our law office represents those who are accused of drug crimes in the Tampa area and who, for whatever reason, want to take their cases before a judge or jury. When we take a case to trial, we do everything we legally and reasonably can do to get the best result possible for our clients.

Three charged with dealing in cocaine

Drug charges come in several forms, depending upon the type of drugs involved, the amount of the drugs and other factors. While drug possession charges can be serious when they involve marijuana, the penalties are worse when the drug in question is heroin or another drug that state and federal laws classify as more dangerous. More serious than possession are charges of drug trafficking.

What are the penalties for drug trafficking charges?

A strong criminal defense in the face of drug trafficking charges is important. Because of the serious potential penalties and consequences associated with drug trafficking charges, they should not be taken lightly. Drug trafficking charges can involve controlled substances including heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine and marijuana but can also include prescription drugs if illegally obtained and sold. Penalties for drug trafficking charges are severe and can range from 3 to 5 years in prison and up to life in prison.

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