Drug Possession and Distribution Charges in St. Petersburg
Law enforcement agencies in our area are actively waging the War on Drugs, and if you have been charged by local, state or federal authorities, you cannot afford any delay in retaining legal representation. Whether you are accused of simple possession or if you are under investigation for involvement in international drug trafficking, you face penalties which could have a severe negative impact on your future. Countless people in our country are wrongfully convicted for drug related offenses every year, while those who committed the crime are often subjected to excessively harsh sentences. Don't take any chances with the outcome of your case-hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you today.
Defending Your Rights After a Drug Crime Arrest
When you come to Taracks & Associates for help, you will have a team that includes a former prosecutor on your side, and will benefit greatly from the fact that we have over 25 years of experience fighting charges similar to yours. An aggressive St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer from our team can represent you in state or federal court, and is ready to meet with you today for a free, confidential consultation to discuss the charges and help you understand your rights.
The penalty you could receive if convicted depends on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or
felony crime, as well as factors including the type and quantity of drugs involved. For example, if you were arrested with less than 20 grams of marijuana, you can be fined $1,000 and sent to jail for up to a year, while an arrest with more than that amount is punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Whether you are accused of possession, cultivation, or distribution of drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, heroin or ecstasy, we are prepared to mount a hard hitting defense of your rights and your freedom.