While all drug crimes should be taken seriously, there is no crime that is viewed and punished quite as harshly as that of drug trafficking. To ensure that your rights are not being violated and that you are given the edge you need to fight for the best outcome, do not hesitate to retain the services of an experienced Tampa drug defense attorney at Thomas & Paulk.
Penalties for Trafficking Drugs
Penalties for drug trafficking are extremely serious and can vary anywhere from 3 years in prison with a fine of $25,000 to 15 years in prison and $200,000 in monetary fines. Due to the stigma attached to this type of crime, it can be overcharged. The penalties will depend on what kind of drug you were trafficking and the amount involved. The penalties will also depend on how involved you were in the drug trafficking ring. As circumstances may vary, it is always advised that you discuss your case with a defense attorney.
If you have been charged or accused of a drug trafficking crime, contact our attorneys for a free consultation.
Drug trafficking is the selling, purchasing, manufacturing, and delivering of illegal or controlled substances. Drug trafficking can take place locally, across state lines, or internationally. Individuals charged with trafficking are not necessarily guilty of drug possession—they simply have to be responsible for the drug activity taking place.
At our firm, we believe serious criminal charges such as this require serious legal representation. With more than a decade of experience behind us, we have proven ourselves to be hard-hitting defenders for people charged with serious crimes.
- We are previous police officers and prosecutors
- We have personally handled over 7,000 criminal cases
When so much is at stake, you can count on us to be available around the clock to fight for you. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., our clients always come first! Contact us at (813) 321-7323 for the help you deserve.
Drug crimes range in degree of severity, but generally speaking, they follow a similar criminal process. View our latest video to learn more about how these cases typically operate.
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Building a Case
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