The difference between simple possession, intent to distribute and trafficking can come down to the amount of the drugs attributed to the defendant and the opinion of the arresting officer. Drug crimes range in severity from second degree misdemeanors to first degree felonies and the differences between the crimes can be confusing. When a handful of pills can result in years in prison under mandatory minimum sentencing criteria, an attorney who is experienced in representing clients with drug offenses can be the difference between becoming a convicted felon and cases being reduced or dismissed. A thorough investigation into the arrest, the investigation by law enforcement and the chemical testing done by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement all play a role in exhausting every challenge available to fight for the rights of our clients. Contact our office in Sarasota today to discuss your case and how we can help you. For a free consultation call 941-365-7171.