Florida Drug Defense Attorney – Larry Sandefer
HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED FOR A FLORIDA DRUG OFFENSE?
Put the experience of Sandefer Law Firm to work for you. We can help you in the event that you are charged with serious crimes such as Drug Trafficking, Possession, Doctor Shopping, Sale of a Controlled Substance including cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, marijuana or other controlled substances.
FREE DRUG CASE EVALUATION
When facing drug charges, if you are under investigation or have been arrested for drug possession or sale, it is important that you act quickly and obtain the help of a skilled and experienced Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County drug defense lawyer. The State Attorney, who files charges against people, obviously, feels they have enough evidence to convict you. That may not be the case, they are not always right and neither are the police. It is important that you have an attorney on your side. Larry Sandefer is a former prosecutor and a former division director and a lead trial attorney in the State Attorney’s office, with an understanding of the procedures and decision-making on both sides of a criminal case. As a defense attorney he has attained Board Certification as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Law, including drug charges and accusations.
What do we do to fight the charge, How it Works- What Happens From Here
Many drug cases start out with a traffic stop and a search or a stop and frisk situation. The Fourth Amendment outlawing unlawful searches and seizures is a big part of defending drug cases. If there is a minimum sentence such as with a charge of Trafficking, under the law, a judge does not have the authority to reduce a minimum mandatory prison sentence. That discretion lies totally with the Office of the State Attorney. In regards to ways to try to avoid that minimum mandatory sentence, other than winning at a jury trial, talking to a former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer is important. All former prosecutors do not have the same level of experience. As a former Prosecutor Larry Sandefer was a Lead Trial Attorney and also a Division Director at the State Attorney’s office. Division Directors made filing decisions and sentencing decisions as well as trying major cases including major drug cases. Larry Sandefer is one of a very few defense attorneys in this area who served in both of these positions. He can assess your case and go over what options and defenses you have in your case. Every case and every person is different. Every fact pattern must be assessed separately. What may work in one person’s case may not be what works in your particular case. One size does not fit all when it comes to defending someone on a criminal drug charge.
Florida Drug Trafficking Statutes
The most serious drug offense in the State of Florida is drug trafficking. Most people think of drug trafficking as a crime by a major drug dealer importing drugs. This is not normally the situation. In the State of Florida, drug trafficking occurs either by the sale of a certain quantity of a drug or by the simple possession of a certain quantity of a drug or specific substance. This substance may be a “street drug” such as cocaine crack cocaine, crank, methamphetamine, or heroin or it may be a prescription type drug such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin or brand names such as Vicodin, Demerol, or drugs known as Roxies. Larry Sandefer is a Florida drug possession lawyer which includes Clearwater drug charges, St. Petersburg drug charges, and any drug charges in Pinellas County, Florida. Sandefer Law Firm does Drug Charges Defense work in Tampa as well as Clearwater and all of Pinellas County.
What do I do if I have been arrested on a drug charge in Pinellas County, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or surrounding areas?
CALL US NOW – 727-726-5297 or toll free at 866-786-5297 for a FREE and confidential meeting and consultation directly with Larry Sandefer.
INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OF HELP TO YOU, PLEASE READ THESE, IT CAN HELP YOU. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. THEN, LET US HELP YOU!
- Drug Offenses in Florida
- Florida Drug Trafficking
- Drug Trafficking Statutes
- Doctor Shopping / Prescription Fraud
- What are my Defenses in a Florida Drug Charge
- What Can Happen to Me and What are the Potential Consequences of a Drug Conviction
- Fill out Free Drug Case Evaluation Form
Contact Florida Drug Defense Lawyers
Larry Sandefer – Drug Defense Attorney & Drug Trafficking Lawyer
We handle these charges as well as all drug related charges: Possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine in Pinellas County, possession or sale of crack cocaine in Clearwater and Pinellas County, sale of a controlled substance, Possession of heroin and Sale of Heroin in Pinellas County, sale of oxycodone or hydrocodone, possession and sale of fentanyl, possession or sale of marijuana, and other substances such as Valium, alprazolam, lorazepam, morphine, MDMA, methamphetamine, synthetic drugs or isomers. We defend all types of Trafficking in illegal drugs in Pinellas County, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and surrounding areas.
If you have drug charges in Pinellas County including Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and anywhere in Tampa Bay, call Sandefer Law Firm for a free and confidential evaluation of your case and defenses available to your particular situation.