Clearwater Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers

In Florida there has been a recent and overwhelming rise in prescription drug addiction. Among these medications, the painkiller oxycodone has had a significant rise in use and there has been a vigilant effort by law enforcement to make more oxycodone arrests. With this increase in prescription drug usage, there has been a rise in addiction and in people abusing their personal prescriptions, leading to a spike in drug trafficking. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are unaware that unlawful possession of only a one-month amount of these prescription drugs results in serious charges and even minimum mandatory sentences. Our Clearwater drug crime defense attorneys can help.

Seeking a Reduced Sentence for Drug Possession, Prescription Drug and Other Charges

At the law office of Hoskins & Penton we have helped and advised a large number of people charged with drug possession and trafficking. With more than 50 years combined experience as criminal defense attorneys, we work hard to convince the state attorney that our clients do not deserve a prison sentence. Often, drug counseling, out-patient, or in-patient treatment will help to reduce a sentence as well as help the client to address the drug problem which caused the drug offense in the first place.

Clearwater Drug Crimes and Possession Defense Attorneys

A drug trafficking, cultivation or prescription drug charge usually involves a three-year mandatory prison sentence. If the evidence can't be suppressed because of an illegal search and seizure, then we find as much support as possible to prove that our clients don't belong in prison.

Our Clearwater drug crimes defense attorneys investigate each drug charge case for details and information that may prove the authorities were acting without legal justification in searching our clients.

In cases of severe drug addiction, we connect our clients with appropriate rehabilitation programs. We present these important factors to the authorities as a provable measure of our client's desire for self-improvement and general character.

Contact Effective Florida Drug Possession Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with a drug-related offense or need information about our legal services, contact our office for a free consultation in criminal defense and injury cases*. You can reach an experienced Clearwater, Florida, attorney at 727-475-6448 or online.