Protecting Your Rights Against Drug Charges
A conviction for drug crimes can impact your ability to earn or keep a job, secure housing or even earn a loan for a college education – all in addition to the legal consequences. Instead of hoping for a slap on the wrist against these charges, fight for the optimal outcome in your case.
At the Clearwater office of Finkelstein Firm, P.A., I have the experience and knowledge to make this difficult time easier for you and your family. I am lawyer Jenna Finkelstein. No matter what kind of drug charges you are facing, I am prepared to help you through your case.
Types Of Drug-Related Offenses
There are many different actions that can result in drug charges. Drug-related offenses include, but are not limited to:
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Sale or delivery of a controlled substance
- Trafficking in illegal drugs
- Possession of a drug without a prescription
- Sale or delivery of a counterfeit substance
Depending on the charges you received, you can expect different levels of consequences.
The Possible Penalties Associated With Drug Charges
The range of possible penalties for drug charges can range from probation to community control to mandatory minimum prison sentences. If you are convicted of trafficking, not only are you facing a mandatory prison sentence, but you’re also looking at mandatory fines that are required by law, which range from $50,000 to $500,000.
Under certain circumstances, drug crimes can be enhanced, and those carry greater penalties. I am a drug charge defense attorney who can advise you if your case qualifies for any enhancement.
How Charges Can Impact Your License
If you are convicted of a drug-related offense in the state of Florida, then your driver’s license will be suspended for a period of two years. You are encouraged to contact me to discuss whether you have any motions or legal defenses available. I will also advise you on whether you qualify for alternative sentencing, pretrial intervention or a withhold of adjudication.
Begin Your Criminal Drug Charge Defense Today
At the Finkelstein Firm, P.A., I have successfully defended clients charged with all different levels of drug offenses. Let me put my years of experience to work for you. Call 727-202-4418 or email my firm here for your free consultation. I am available 24/7 and represent individuals charged with criminal offenses throughout Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas.