Aggressive Defense Against Drug Crimes

Every criminal offense is taken seriously in Florida, but this is especially true of drug crimes. Authorities tend to aggressively prosecute criminal offenses involving controlled substances. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you should expect the state to ask the court to impose severe penalties on you. This is one of the many reasons why you should never face these charges without the New Port Richey drug crimes attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett by your side. We know the devastation that a drug crime conviction can cause. We don’t want any of our clients to experience this for themselves, which is why we work tirelessly to help them fight their charges. Let us put use our legal skills, experience, and resources to reach the best possible outcome in your case. Call 727-223-1224 now to schedule a free consultation with our team.

Attorneys at Carlson Meissner Law Firm on Criminal Defense

Attorney J. Kevin Hayslett

What Are Different Types of Drug Offenses in New Port Richey?

You can face a number of different types of drug charges in New Port Richey. Some of the most commonly charged drug crimes include:

  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Sale of controlled substances
  • Manufacture of controlled substances
  • Possession of controlled substances with the intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

These crimes may involve any type of controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, opioids, methamphetamine, MDMA, and more. Unlike many other states, Florida has not legalized the use of recreational marijuana, so you can still face drug charges for possessing, selling, trafficking, and manufacturing cannabis.

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Are Drug Crimes Charged As Misdemeanors or Felonies in New Port Richey?

There are both misdemeanor and felony drug crimes in New Port Richey. The type of criminal charge you will face will depend on what type of controlled substance was involved in the crime and how much of it. For instance, if you are accused of the possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, you will face misdemeanor charges.

But this crime becomes a felony if you have more than 20 grams of marijuana in your possession. Although there are some misdemeanor drug crimes in Florida, most drug offenses are classified as felonies. One of our drug crimes lawyers in New Port Richey can help you understand the charges brought against you.

What Penalties Will I Face For A Drug Crime Conviction in Florida?

Penalties for a drug crime conviction will depend on the nature of the crime, such as the amount and type of controlled substance involved. The penalties can also vary depending on the criminal activity, for example, whether you simply had the drugs in your possession or you were selling them to others. But in general, if you are convicted of a drug crime, you could face incarceration, probation, fines, community service, and other penalties. The court may also temporarily suspend your driving privileges if you are convicted of certain drug offenses. Some drug crimes will carry more serious penalties than others. For example, cocaine trafficking can lead to potential life in prison without the possibility of early release.

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How Can A Drug Defense Lawyer Fight My Criminal Charges?

It’s in your best interest to fight your drug charges with the help of the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Carlson Meissner Hart &Hayslett. Some of the many ways we can help include:

  • Making sure you understand your legal situation, including your charges, the potential penalties, and your options.
  • Analyzing the details of your case to determine if the traffic stop, search, or seizure violated your constitutional rights.
  • Negotiating for a lighter sentence or reduced charges as terms of a plea bargain.
  • Fighting to have your charges reduced or completely dismissed.
  • Building and providing you with the most effective legal representation possible.

We know that every drug crime case is unique, so we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to your defense. We will carefully review the details of your case to determine the best way to defend you and protect your freedom.

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Arrange Your Free Consultation With Our Drug Defense Attorneys in New Port Richey Today

Are you facing drug charges? If so, it’s important to act quickly. Contact our skilled drug crimes lawyers in New Port Richey as soon as possible after your arrest. Our team of criminal defense attorneys has extensive experience—more than 125 years combined—representing the accused. We know what it takes to beat your charges and secure your freedom.

Let us help you fight to protect your future. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call 727-223-1224 or fill out the form on this website.

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