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How Serious Is A Drug Crime Charge?

Allegations of drug crimes are particularly serious from a legal perspective. Florida and the federal government are particularly aggressive in pursuit of drug-related charges. The state and federal statutes often provide for significant mandatory minimum sentences for narcotics offenses, particularly for those with a prior narcotics conviction or when the end-user of the drugs overdoses and dies.

At The Law Office of Mark P. Rankin, P.A., attorney Mark Rankin has spent more than two decades providing a skilled, meticulous defense of his clients against drug charges. His meticulous, detailed approach pays off for his clients in the Greater Tampa Bay area and across West Central Florida by forcing the prosecution to work much harder to secure a conviction.

Here To Protect Your Rights

Every criminal case has a degree of uncertainty from the side of the prosecution. They may have evidence, but is it convincing enough? They may have witnesses, but are they believable? In cases such as:

  • Federal drug conspiracy charges
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession with intent to distribute.
  • Manufacturing

Additionally, not all drugs are treated equally under the law, and you may see different penalties and vigorous prosecution depending on if the charge is related to:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Methamphetamine
  • Drug Distribution Involving Death

You deserve to have your rights defended vigorously. A strong, thorough defense can help give you greater control of what your future looks like.

Highway Searches And Drug Charges

Very often, drug charges come from some form of highway or vehicle search. Law enforcement may stop vehicles based upon some pretext, such as tinted windows or supposed traffic violations, then seek to search the vehicle for narcotics. Motions to suppress evidence that come from those stops may be filed in certain cases.

Dedication You Deserve. Information You Need.

Learn more about your options and outlook by reaching out to the firm at 877-620-0898 or sending an email using this form. As your lawyer, attorney Rankin will provide a detailed review of the charges against you and the possible outcome of your case, build a strategy around your goals and pursue the course of action that makes the most sense to you for your situation.