Tampa Drug Crime Attorney
A drug crime is defined as anything related to possession, manufacturing, and distributing or conspiring to distribute classified drugs. Classified drugs are drugs with the potential for abuse and addiction, such as heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, and morphine.
Drug crimes are taken seriously in our justice system. The changing culture of American society can leave the mistaken belief that the possession and consumption of drugs is but a minor annoyance. However, this view underestimates the consequences of being convicted of such a crime. A conviction for a drug-related offense may result in a permanent criminal record, make it difficult to obtain housing, and thwart employment opportunities. Furthermore, these convictions can come with lengthy prison sentences and can also cause one to lose out on valuable time with their family. If you are charged with a drug-related crime then it is crucial that you retain counsel immediately. An experienced Tampa drug crime attorney will ensure that your rights remain protected. Omar Abdelghany is a Tampa lawyer assisting Florida residents that are dealing with these matters. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Drug-related crimes often contribute to other forms of crimes, such as use-related crimes, where an individual uses drugs and ends up committing some felony or crime under the influence. The second most common drug-related crimes are economy-related crimes where a drug user commits a crime to finance their drug addiction, such as theft and drug trafficking. Do you know both males and females arrested for burglary and robbery have higher rates of drug use? This gives rise to the third and the most severe drug offenses, involvement in the manufacturing and selling of drugs. All of the above also contribute to street crimes, battery and other violent crimes, like gang wars and murder. Many youngsters get caught in the vicious cycle unknowingly, which has led to the rise of juvenile criminal offenses.
Handling Cases Involving Controlled Substances and Narcotics in Tampa
The penalties for a drug-related offense often vary based on the amount and type of drugs involved in the crime. Those that are charged with crimes involving narcotics typically receive harsher sentences. Common offenses which are prosecuted are:
- Drug Trafficking
- Methamphetamine (Meth) Related Crimes
- Prescription Drug Offenses
- Marijuana Based Offenses
- Crimes Involving Drug Paraphernalia
Defendants often make the mistake of believing that there is nothing they can do once they are charged with these offenses. This simply is not true. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can formulate a strategy to obtain the best possible resolution on your behalf. Omar Abdelghany is a Tampa attorney handling charges related to narcotics and controlled substances. He will use your initial consultation as a way to gain a better understanding of what happened in your case. Omar will quickly obtain all available evidence and file the necessary Motions with the Court. If a resolution cannot be negotiated and a dismissal is not possible then he will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Contact our 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.
Tampa Attorney Taking a Hands on Approach to Drug-Related Cases
Drug-related charges are often associated with lengthy prison sentences. This knowledge leaves many Tampa defendants filled with stress and uncertainty about their futures. The last thing you want to be concerned with is whether your lawyer will be available to take your calls. Omar will personally handle the details of your case from beginning to end. He will promptly return all phone calls, emails, and messages. He will provide a high level of attorney-client communication while keeping you updated on the status of your case every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense, contact our office today for assistance.