Florida Drug Defense Attorney
HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED FOR A FLORIDA DRUG OFFENSE?
Put the experience of Sandefer Law Firm to work for you. If you have been arrested for or charged with any drug charge including and especially serious drug charges such as Drug Trafficking, Possession, Doctor Shopping, Sale of a Controlled Substance including cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, marijuana or other controlled substances, callus for a free evaluation of your case and consultation.
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 will look at your arrest and decide what charges to file. They are aggressive in drug cases and especially drug related cases which are more than mere possession. 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 procedures and considerations on both sides of a criminal case. As a defense attorney he was the first attorney in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) to attain Board Certification as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Law, which includes 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 “simple” traffic stop and a search, or with what is called a “stop and frisk” situation. These types of contact implicate the Fourth Amendment which prohibits unlawful searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment can be and is a big part of defending drug cases.
Plea bargaining can come in to play in drug cases. You should know that if there is a minimum mandatory prison sentence such as with a charge of Trafficking, under the law, a judge may not have the authority to reduce a minimum mandatory prison sentence. That discretion lies totally with the Office of the State Attorney. We can discuss with you procedures and ways to try to avoid that minimum mandatory sentence, other than, of course, winning at a jury trial or a motion to suppress. Talking to a former prosecutor and experienced drug defense trial lawyer is important. You should be aware that there are many former prosecutors or public defenders that are now in private practice. 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 make decisions on whether to file charges and what to file and also sentencing and plea bargaining decisions. They train and supervise prosecutors 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 both as a lead trial attorney and a division director. You should let him assess your case and discuss with him what options and defenses you have in your case in a free consultation, even if you do not ultimately retain him. Every case and every person is different. You are different and your case is unique. 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
One of the most serious drug offenses 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 can occur 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, heroin, crack cocaine, crank, methamphetamine, 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 defense lawyer including Clearwater drug charges, St. Petersburg drug charges, and any drug charges in Pinellas County, Florida, as well as the entire state of Florida.
We also handle a large number of Armed Drug Trafficking cases as well as other charges which involve the use of or carrying a firearm or weapon. Call us.
Now that you are asking the question, “what do I do if I have been arrested on a drug charge in Pinellas County, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or Pasco County?”, you know what to do.
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.
FOR INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OF HELP TO YOU, PLEASE READ THESE.
- 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.