Clearwater Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer
Clearwater Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
The Law Offices of Thomas G. Tripp in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida, serves clients in need of criminal defense legal services. I am an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices in state court in the communities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas Park. I handle such cases as drug possession, drug smuggling and trafficking. Certain drug offenders may be eligible for drug court or even a pre-trial intervention or diversion program.
Call 727-544-8819 or submit the online form on this website to schedule an appointment at no charge, to review the facts of your case, discuss your options under the law, and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to assisting you and will provide the individual attention and personalized service that you deserve.
Two (2) criteria determine the severity of punishments that you are subject to:
- Type of drug
- Amount of drug possessed or trafficking in
By law, a defendant charged with a drug trafficking crime receives the minimum mandatory charge per the statute absent certain circumstances. If a person who is charged offers “substantial assistance” to the prosecution, there is a state statute that allows the prosecutor to move the court to waive the minimum mandatory sentence.
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The following is a list of drugs that are commonly involved and charged in drug cases that I handle:
- Marijuana-cultivation/manufacture of marijuana grow houses
Defense against your charges can include illegal search and seizure issues, and motions to suppress the evidence due to improper law enforcement procedures. I will work hard to negotiate your charges by plea bargaining, and/or argue for acquittal at jury trial or file a motion to dismiss charges depending on your facts and circumstances.
Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged crime you are charged with, I may be able to ask for a lower sentence or probation. I also may be able to address the charges with the state attorney’s office and perhaps achieve a waiver of the minimum mandatory sentence, or otherwise use the facts in appropriate circumstances to ask for a lower sentence or probation.
Contact my law firm at 727-544-8819 or fill out the online form on this website for a free, no pressure, initial case consultation by a dedicated, creative and resourceful criminal defense lawyer. I will review your case and your options with their respective benefits and drawbacks, and any alternatives to the legal process that you may have.