Minimizing the Consequences of a Drug Offense
Sometimes a mistake in judgment can have lifetime consequences. This can be especially true for people facing drug charges. Whether they are college kids arrested for possession of marijuana or professionals dealing with prescription pill addiction, their interests can be best served by working with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., our lawyers have years of experience on which to rely when helping our clients achieve the best possible results. We are former prosecutors who have handled thousands of cases over the course of our careers. We understand the strategies prosecutors use to convict people on drug charges, and we develop our criminal defense strategies accordingly.
This is true for a broad range of charges involving drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, prescription narcotics and heroin:
- Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
A Strong Defense Means Examining Every Detail of a Drug Charge
Will I lose my job? Will I be unable to practice medicine? Will I be expelled from school or denied financial aid? Many people facing drug charges are plagued by worry. At The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., our clients can trust that we examine every aspect of fact and law when handling their cases. This approach has helped us accomplish a history of successful outcomes for our clients.
We look to see whether officers’ search and seizure of the drugs involved was illegal, in violation of your constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment. This is one of the most common defenses to a drug charge — especially when drug charges start with a traffic stop.
Our lawyers also use the mere proximity defense in some cases. We make it clear to the prosecution that your just being next to drugs in a car did not mean that the drugs were yours. Other defenses might include challenging the weight or number of drugs alleged to be involved and showing that the drugs were tested improperly.
Use Experience to Fight for Justice
To talk with an attorney about your legal concerns, call The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, at 813.258.4878 or complete our online contact form for a free initial consultation. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Off-site, evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience. For criminal law and DUI cases, payment plans are available, and we accept all major credit cards.