Our Tampa Drug Possession Attorneys provide aggressive representation in getting charges reduced and/or dropped through either the Tampa Bay Area’s various Drug Court Programs or Drug Pretrial Intervention. Generally, they are dropped, but this is an important part of any negotiations with the State Attorney’s Office, it primarily depends on the severity of the charges. Our Tampa Drug Possession Attorneys will work with you to obtain the best results possible in your drug case.
Unfortunately, one the collateral consequences of having other charges in addition to a possession charge in drug court, such as a driving under the influence charge, is that it may limit your ability to expunge or seal the charge. For example, a very common scenario in drug court involves an individual having a possession of a controlled substance and a driving under the influence charge. Although successful completion of the drug court program will result in the felony drug charge being dropped by the State Attorney’s Office, the driving under the influence charge will remain. As any one that has reviewed our Tampa Drug Possession Attorney blog knows, a driving under the influence charge cannot be expunged or sealed due to a specific Florida Statute. If the charges in the above-referenced scenario are filed under one case number, unfortunately, it will result in the individual being unable to expunge or seal the charges solely because o the affiliation of the driving under the influence charge. Obviously, this is very frustrating, but unfortunately, it is the current state of the law.
If you or someone you know has questions regarding a Tampa drug possession charge, do not hesitate to contact our Office. We have handled thousands of criminal cases throughout the entire Tampa Bay Area. We will work with you to determine and aggressive strategy to protect your rights and make sure your driver’s license is protected throughout the case. As we have mentioned elsewhere on our blog, a conviction for possession of a controlled substance under Chapter 893 results in a two (2) year driver’s license suspension. We have the experience and knowledge to work with you to ensure you keep your license during and after your criminal charge. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa Drug Possession Attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website or our free, secure chatbox in the lower right hand corner of our website. We appreciate your time in checking out our blog and look forward to working with you.