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Drug Charges

Florida Drug Charges Attorney Protects Clients’ Rights

Seasoned attorney has 30 years of experience getting best outcomes for Clearwater clients facing legal and personal challenges

The prevalence of drugs in American society has led lawmakers to impose severe punishments for drug possession and distribution. Being convicted of a drug-related crime in Florida may create serious problems in your personal and professional life. You may lose your job, be expelled from school or suffer alienation from your family and friends. Law Offices of Thomas G. Tripp in Pinellas Park has a proven record of getting charges against our clients dropped or reduced, as well as placing clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of criminal sentencing. If you have been accused of committing a drug-related crime, contact us immediately to set up a consultation.

Dedicated defenders of those charged with drug-related offenses

Every 19 seconds, a person is arrested for a drug-related crime in America. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law in one of these cases, call Law Offices of Thomas G. Tripp. We have represented clients charged with all types of state and federal drug-related crimes, including:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacturing of illegal substances
  • Conspiracy to sell drugs
  • Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory or grow house
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

No matter what charges you face, rest assured that our firm has the experience and ability to assist you in attaining the best possible results. We have been representing people charged with drug crimes for 30 years.

Drug crimes and traffic stops

A frequent location for drug arrests is the traffic stop. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a non-functioning brake light. The police officers then ask to search the vehicle. They need probable cause to conduct a search of a vehicle, but, unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no. If you refused to consent to the search and the police officer performed one anyway, contact the Law Offices of Thomas G. Tripp immediately. Moreover, if your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, we fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.

Whatever drug crime you have been arrested for, we will examine the facts of your case to try to provide you with a creative and effective legal defense. We will challenge police procedures, including unlawful searches and lack of probable cause, to give you the opportunity to obtain a favorable result.

Drug court — an opportunity for first-time offenders

If you are a first-time offender and your drug offense was non-violent, you may be allowed to enter the Drug Court treatment program instead of a traditional, punishment-based Criminal Division. This program gives you the opportunity to seek treatment rather than punishment. As well as providing you with drug treatment and education, it may have a less damaging effect on your criminal record. At Law Offices of Thomas G. Tripp, we will discuss the legal ramifications of Drug Court and the possibility of pre-trial intervention with you to determine whether it is the best course of action.

Contact a drug crimes attorney for a free initial phone consultation

If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense or are afraid that you may be arrested, call Law Offices of Thomas G. Tripp at 727.544.8819 or contact us online to schedule your free initial phone consultation.