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Criminal Defense For Those Accused Of Drug Crimes In Florida

In the state of Florida, drug crimes carry some of the harshest criminal penalties in the nation. Many of these penalties carry long-term consequences that will carry into your personal life, even after you are done appearing in court.

At Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry, our drug crimes attorneys have 100 years of combined professional experience with two board-certified criminal trial attorneys on our team. This means that we offer a higher standard of representation backed by proven knowledge of this often complex area of the law.

State And Federal Drug Crimes In Florida

Depending on whether your alleged crimes were investigated by the local police department or a federal government agency, there is a wide range of criminal charges that could be brought against you in state or federal court, ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. Our firm can assist and defend you with any of them, including:

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We believe that experience begets competence when it comes to your defense. No matter how daunting a case may seem, our Tampa Bay drug charge defense lawyers draw comfort and knowledge from past experience, which helps us project confidence and make the right strategic choices on behalf of our clients in Florida.

What Are The Penalties For Drug Crimes In Florida?

Florida can have stringent and sometimes unforgiving penalties for drug crimes. However, the severity of those penalties can depend on numerous factors. For example, misdemeanor drug charges can include up to one year in jail and fines of up to $1000. Felony drug charges can include up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

The degree of a misdemeanor or felony charge can often determine how much time you spend behind bars and how much you pay. For a better understanding of these penalties, call our lawyers at 727-275-9822. We can fight to eliminate or reduce the severity of your drug crime charge.

Customized Defense Strategies Designed For Your Case

Because each case is unique, our firm offers in-depth defense strategies tailored to your specific circumstances. We take the time to get to know you and better understand your situation. This will help us properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case. By evaluating the details of your case, we can anticipate the prosecution’s approach to building a strong defense on your behalf. However, one of our primary goals is also to help your case reach a resolution in a timely and cost-effective manner.

When Do Drug Charges Become Federal?

It often has to do with jurisdiction. If you are accused of trafficking drugs across state lines, you’ll likely face federal criminal charges. However, if you are accused of a drug crime that exclusively took place in Florida or specifically in Clearwater or Port Richey, you’ll likely face state criminal charges.

Consult A Drug Defense Attorney

Your future and your freedom are at stake. Trust our Pasco County criminal defense attorneys to provide you with the aggressive defense your case deserves. We offer a free, initial consultation. To book your free appointment, call our office at 727-275-9822 or send us an email. Our legal team is looking forward to helping you with your case and proactively defending your future and your freedom.