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Drug Crimes

Tampa Drug Crimes Attorneys

An Experienced Drug Crime Defense Lawyer Can Mean the Difference Between Freedom & Prison

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Drug crimes are subject to increasingly severe mandatory minimum sentences. If you are arrested or believe you are under investigation for a drug crime in Florida, you need an experienced drug crimes defense attorney right away. Very often, early involvement of an attorney in a drug-related case may have a significant effect on its ultimate outcome.

At Carlson & Meissner, our criminal defense team has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal drug crimes cases involving:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Crack/crank/ice
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Crystal Meth


Drug crimes run the gamut from misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana to felony possession of cocaine, heroin, or controlled substances without prescription, to drug trafficking to first-degree felonies, and may include allegations of:

  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell or distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • Prescription fraud
  • Illegal prescription drug sale
  • Internet sale

 

Obviously, the larger the amount of drug found in your possession, the more serious the criminal charge will be. Charges may also include related allegations of tax fraud and money laundering.

Under Florida Law, convictions for drug crimes often carry jail or prison sentences, along with two-year driving license revocation.  Many young people who are students do not realize that they may no longer qualify for federal student loans after being charged with a misdemeanor drug offense.  More serious drug charges on the felony level can result in seizure of your vehicle or personal property. 

The experienced Tampa drug crime attorneys at Carlson & Meissner defend clients facing drug charges in TampaClearwaterBradentonSpring Hill and New Port Richey. We thoroughly investigate the charges against you and the circumstances of your arrest. We look for evidence of illegal search and seizure, mistaken identity, and other mitigating circumstances that may affect the seriousness of the charges against you and significantly influence the outcome of your case.

Ultimately, the focus of our legal representation in drug cases is to seek treatment for the underlying mental health and addiction problems that can sometimes lead to an arrest. Treatment and counseling, rather than incarceration and loss of transportation necessary for employment, can save lives. 

Discuss your options following a drug arrest with an experienced Clearwater drug crime lawyer, contact us online or call us at (877) 728-9653 to schedule a free initial consultation today.

The criminal defense attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., defend our clients’ rights in drug crime cases, including possession and trafficking in Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Hillsborough and  Hernando Counties in Florida. 

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