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Do Not Let Drug Charges Ruin A Bright Future

At Brunvand Wise, P.A., we are well aware that drug charges can derail your future. That is why we fight aggressively to protect your rights and reputation. State and federal prosecutors in Florida are getting more aggressive every year with regard to drug possession and drug trafficking charges. If you have been charged with a felony drug offense, you are facing potential loss of liberties and may be facing substantial prison time. You need an experienced defense attorney on your side.

We defend clients against all felony drug charges, in state and federal court. These charges include:

  • Possession with intent to distribute/drug trafficking – including the sale of cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and illegal prescription drugs such as fentanyl
  • Manufacturing/distribution – including, but not limited to, the manufacture of methamphetamine, LSD or PCP
  • Drug conspiracy charges
  • Cultivation
  • Drug possession – including possession of substances such as cocaine, crack, heroin possession, methamphetamines, ecstasy, hallucinogens, illegal prescription drugs or marijuana

Strategic Defense In State And Federal Drug Cases

At Brunvand Wise, P.A., we are committed to offering the strongest defense to those facing drug charges. We have decades of combined experience fighting criminal charges. Many Tampa criminal defense attorneys limit their practice to state and municipal courts. But Bjorn Brunvand – a Florida board-certified criminal trial attorney and a nationally board-certified criminal trial lawyer – has a wealth of experience defending federal criminal cases as well. You can put his experience on your side. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we are well-versed in all state and federal drug laws and can aggressively defend even related charges like possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug manufacturing equipment, money laundering or racketeering.

Our firm also defends people who have been charged for allegedly participating in large drug distribution or importation organizations.

Consequences For Drug Possession In Florida

In Florida, drug possession penalties vary depending on the type and amount of the substance:

  • A misdemeanor offense involves possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis (marijuana) for personal use without a medical card. While this offense carries lighter penalties, it can still impact your freedom, finances and criminal record.
  • A felony offense involves possession of criminalized substances like hallucinogens, methamphetamine, fentanyl and illegal prescriptions. It also includes possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis. A conviction can result in jail time ranging from 3 to 30 years. Mandatory minimum prison sentences might come into play for certain offenses.

As you can see, the specific circumstances of your case will significantly impact the outcome.

Is Drug Court An Option For You?

Drug court is an alternative to the traditional criminal process. It’s designed to help rather than punish individuals facing certain drug charges.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Drug court focuses on rehabilitation through a structured program.
  • It’s typically available for nonviolent offenders with minimal criminal history.
  • It’s only available for drug possession charges, not sale or trafficking.
  • Both the prosecutor and the judge must agree to your participation in the program.

The program includes:

  • Regular drug tests to monitor sobriety
  • Mandatory treatment programs to help with addiction
  • Court appearances to track your progress and compliance

If you successfully complete the program, the judge will likely dismiss the charges. That means you can put this nightmare behind you without prison time, fines or a conviction on your record.

We Know How To Fight Drug Charges And Protect Your Future

If you have been charged with a state or federal drug crime, turn to Brunvand Wise, P.A. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 813-521-8069 or contact us online.