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Handling Prescription Drug Related Charges In Tampa, Florida

Posted by Omar Abdelghany | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of cases involving prescription drugs in Tampa, Florida. I feel it is necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many individuals, unfortunately, do not realize the extent to which prosecutors will pursue charges in such cases. It is important to understand that such cases are a “big deal.” It is my goal that this series will provide you with information which will help you to make an informed decision when you are selecting a criminal defense lawyer. If you or a loved one have been arrested then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.

I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • How search and seizure issues can impact prescription drug charges
  • Why prosecutors take such cases seriously
  • Florida's penalties for a prescription related offense
  • Crimes commonly charged in conjunction with the illegal possession of controlled substances

There are multiple reasons why residents of our area should understand these issues. First, many make the mistake of thinking that there is nothing they can do after they have been arrested. The truth of the matter, however, is that if the police found the drugs by violating your Fourth Amendment rights then it may be possible to have the narcotics excluded from any Court proceedings. Second, many err by thinking that it is “no big deal” to possess a narcotic which doctors can legally prescribe. Prosecutors, however, pursue charges for a variety of reasons. Third, understanding the penalties related with these offenses can help individuals to understand the severity of their situation. Finally, it is not uncommon for one to commit other offenses (such as the illegal possession of a firearm) while they are in possession of a controlled substance.

One point I cannot stress enough is that you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been arrested. Counsel will immediately begin determining the options you have available to you. Your representative will work to gain you the best resolution possible, which may include an outright dismissal. As a Tampa lawyer I am able to handle such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.

Omar also serves clients in Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Palm Harbor, Sarasota, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

About the Author

Omar Abdelghany

Omar Abdelghany is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Tampa Bay, Florida and the surrounding area. He graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He was admitted into the Florida Bar in 2013 and is also licensed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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