Drug Possession Lawyers
Florida Drug Crime Attorneys Defending Clients In Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Manatee, Pinellas, Clearwater and Fort Myers.
If you were searched by the police and they found drugs either on you or on your property, you may be charged with drug possession. If this happened to you, you can protect yourself by getting in touch with a drug possession defense lawyer immediately. Working with a lawyer who can advise you on what to do and what not to do from this point on will help you avoid incriminating yourself when you’re simply trying to be helpful to law enforcement.
The drug possession lawyers at Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. are dedicated to protecting the rights of Tampa and Sarasota residents who have been accused of drug possession crimes. These cases will often come down to the conduct of the officers during their investigation, search and arrest. If at any point law enforcement violated your rights or other protocol, our lawyers may be able to use this to your advantage – getting evidence suppressed or your case dismissed.
Types of Drugs Commonly Prosecuted Under Drug Possession Law:
- Marijuana (Pot, weed)
- LSD (Acid)
- Methamphetamine (Meth)
- Prescription Drugs
Drug Possession Penalties in Sarasota & Tampa, Florida
Your Tampa drug possession attorney will be able to help you determine what your specific drug possession charges might include. However, we have included some basic information on penalties you may expect to face if charged with a Tampa or Sarasota drug possession charge. (Actual penalties will depend upon your specific situation.)
- Possession of fewer than 20g of cannabis (marijuana) is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1000 and/or a county jail sentence of up to one year.
- Possession of more than 20g of cannabis is a felony with a prison sentence of at least 1 year.
- Possession of chemicals known and for the purpose of manufacturing drugs is a felony with a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
- Possession of over 10g of a controlled substance (such as cocaine or heroin) is a 1st degree felony with a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Accused of drug possession in Sarasota or Tampa? Contact our attorneys today!