Possession of Cocaine, Marijuana & Other Drugs
Tampa Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
The state of Florida is involved in the "war on drugs." Due to the huge volume of drugs flowing in from Mexico, Cuba, Columbia and the increase in local manufacture, the numbers of drug crime task forces, both at a state and federal level, are unprecedented. If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance (illegal drug) you need the advice and assistance of an aggressive Tampa drug crime defense attorney to protect yourself and your future.
Possession of Drugs Penalties in Tampa
The penalties for possession can be very severe for certain types of controlled substances. The amount of drugs found in your possession and the type of drugs involved will determine the charges you face, and the severity of the penalty if convicted. Possession of a small amount of marijuana carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, whereas a conviction for possession methamphetamine (meth), is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. There are diversion programs available for most possession cases that can result in all charges being
dismissed. In a Diversion program, the client completes a period of probation along with drug treatment in exchange for a dismissal of the charge. This program is only made available to clients with no prior criminal history or a very limited criminal history. Contact our Tampa drug attorney to explore this option in your case.
If a diversion program is not available for our client or if the client would prefer to challenge the charge, our legal team is prepared. Our talented legal defense team includes an attorney with extensive experience as a state prosecutor and in defending clients with serious criminal charges. At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, we have an intimate working knowledge of how to find the flaws and weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Our defense team will do everything possible to obtain the best possible result on your case. Contact The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger to discuss your defense strategy with a skilled drug crime defense lawyer.
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