CLEARWATER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
DRUG CRIME DEFENSE IN TAMPA BAY
Robert Hambrick has successfully represented clients in hundreds of drug cases in Florida Courts. Because of Robert’s excellent legal reputation in Drug cases, Robert can persuade Prosecutors and Judges to give his clients the best possible results.
Call Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Hambrick today for your free consultation to discuss with you how he’ll find the Best Results for you.
Robert tells you how he finds the Best Results in Drug cases in Tampa Bay, Florida
SIGNIFICANT RESULTS IN COMPLEX DRUG TRIALS:
- At Trial Tampa Federal Court, Federal Conspiracy to Traffick in Cocaine with potential life imprisonment. Defendant caught with 3.5 tons (yes, tons) of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1 billion. After a six week Trial by Jury, the verdict for Robert Hambrick’s client, a citizen of Lithuania: Not Guilty. Hambrick receives letter of thanks and praise from the Ambassador of Lithuania. (Lithuania_Ambassador_Letter)
- At Trial Tampa Federal Court, Federal Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana at multiple Marijuana Grow Houses with potential 20 years of incarceration: All Charges against Robert Hambrick’s client Dissmissed after Motion from the Defense, the Government having failed to prove it’s case. (Tampa Tribune Article)
DRUG QUANTITY TRIGGERS FLORIDA TRAFFICKING CHARGES WITH MINIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCES:
What can at first appear to be a mere drug possession case can easily become a Trafficking in Drugs Case in Florida. This happens when the drug quantity is large enough to invoke the Florida Trafficking statutes.
Robert talks about Drug Trafficking charges & sentencing for oxycodone pills, marijuana plants, cocaine & methamphetamine.
In prescription drug cases the mandatory minimum sentence is easily triggered by even a small number of pills. In fact Defendants have been punished with three year term of imprisonment for only possessing thirty pills. Besides the underlying Possession or Trafficking drug charge, the Prosecutor will often also file additional felony counts of prescription fraud, forged prescriptions or doctor shopping.
The records of pharmacies as well as video evidence can be retrieved by law enforcement to secure evidence of possession even if there was never any intent to sell the drugs to someone else. Also, officers will add up the number of pills from a long period of time to reach the Trafficking threshold.
IN FLORIDA JUST ONE JOINT CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE:
In Tampa Bay possession of 20 or fewer grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor which can be punished by up to one year in jail. Most people don’t know this, but in Florida any marijuana conviction for even a small amount results in a two year driver’s license revocation.
Call the best Clearwater Drug Defense Attorney now to see if it is possible to resolve the charges without a conviction.
You may be eligible for first-offender treatment, have a marijuana search and seizure issue that results in dismissal of the case by a Judge or any number of reasons to keep you from being sentenced for life with having to explain, “It was only a joint!”
If you or a member of your family ever find yourself under investigation for possession of Drugs, remember this: WHAT TO DO WHEN OFFICERS ASK OR DEMAND TO SEARCH YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY.
THE QUANTITY OF DRUGS DIRECTLY AFFECTS PUNISHMENT IN FLORIDA:
Under Florida law, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 and loss of your Driver’s License for two years.
Possession of greater than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Possession of 25 or more plants (formerly 300 plants) is prima facie evidence of intent to sell or distribute, and is a second degree felony carrying a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
FEDERAL DRUG LAWS ARE HAVE STRICT MINIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCES
Federal law in the United Stages prohibits the distribution and possession with the intent to manufacture or distribute a wide variety of controlled substances including cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, PCP, LSD and marijuana. You can also be prosecuted if you have used your home or telephone to facilitate a federal drug crime.
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Hambrick understands the strategies necessary to mount a successful defense of federal and state drug crimes. Federal agents often use informants, surveillance and wiretaps over many months of investigation and may involve arrests before any indictments are even sought. The Federal criminal justice system is highly complex and the stakes are always high.
If you’re looking for the Best Possible Results in your Tampa Bay Drug case you need a reliable, effective lawyer who will stand up for you. You need a creative, effective and committed advocate who will do everything possible to find the best results for your Drug case.