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Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney - Jenkins Law Drug Offenses

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Being charged with a drug offense is something no one wants to face, but, all too often, many do. Regardless of the penalties someone potentially faces, being in this situation can be overwhelming, stressful, and frightening. Fortunately, knowing more about your charge and rights can help you feel more secure in building a defense.

Scheduled Substances

Not all drug charges are treated the same. While the penalties associated with drug offenses will vary based on numerous factors, including what schedule a drug is classified and whether or not it is considered a misdemeanor or a felony.

Common Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Misdemeanor drug charges carry less severe penalties, with most people convicted of these offenses facing minimal time (usually up to 1 year) in jail, probation time, and less than $1,000 in fines, among other penalties. Some common misdemeanor drug offenses include:

  • Possession of 20 grams of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, such as marijuana bongs or pipes
  • Possession of a prescription drug without a prescription

Common Felony Drug Charges

As you would likely imagine, felony drug offenses are considerably more serious. Anyone convicted of these crimes can face several years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and several years of probation, in addition to other repercussions. Some common felony drug charges include:

  • Possessing  20 grams of marijuana
  • Possession of cocaine, MDMA, and prescription drugs
  • Trafficking
  • Selling marijuana or any other drug

Contact Attorney Jim Jenkins for Drug Offenses

Facing drug charges on your own, whether a misdemeanor or felony charge, can be extremely scary and frightening, especially when considering the ramifications a conviction can have on your life. Fortunately, with the help of drug offense attorney Jim Jenkins, you can rest assured that your rights are being protected by someone who has your best interests in mind. Call Jenkins Law to learn your rights, options, and likelihood of having your charges reduced, or even dismissed.


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