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Police and assistant state attorneys (prosecutors) along Florida’s Gulf Coast region feel special pressure from their communities to crack down on drug offenses. This often means that making an arrest becomes a priority over protecting people’s rights regarding probable cause and illegal search and seizure.

A Reputation As One Of The Top Drug Lawyers In Florida

As a former Assistant State Attorney, I have prosecuted hundreds of cases and know how far the police will go to illegally collect evidence. When I quit to open the criminal defense law office of Mike G Law in 1993, I vowed to stand up and fight false allegations, trumped-up charges and violations of people’s constitutional rights.

After more than 20 years, I am proud to say that I am recognized as one of the preeminent drug charges lawyers in Tampa. I am familiar with experienced forensic mental health experts to evaluate and recommend treatment for mental health issues and dual diagnosis of drug addiction and mental illness. I have a successful record of helping hundreds of clients get their charges dismissed or reduced, or their conviction set aside by successfully completing a chemical dependency treatment program.

If you or a member of your family has come under investigation or has already been charged with a misdemeanor or felony narcotics offense in the Tampa Bay area, it is crucial that you act now to protect your rights and secure expert representation. Drug crime consequences can be severe and long-lasting. Don’t delay, call Mike G Law at 813-221-4303 or contact us online immediately before you say another word to the police or prosecutor. Time is of the essence, and with our experienced team by your side, we will fight relentlessly to defend your case and pursue the best possible outcome. 

Highly Experienced In Defending A Variety Of Drug Crimes

When it comes to drug charges, I am well-versed in Florida drug laws and understand that marijuana & controlled substances possession, prescription drug fraud, and drug trafficking are very different drug offenses, each requiring a unique defense approach. I want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of these distinctions and how they impact your case. 

Drug Possession 

While marijuana possession of 20 grams or less is considered a misdemeanor in Florida, it is still a serious offense that can have significant consequences. I am well-versed in the intricacies of marijuana laws in the state and can provide you with a strong defense strategy. Whether it involves challenging the validity of the search and seizure, questioning the accuracy of the quantity of marijuana claimed by the prosecution, or exploring any potential violations of your rights, I will work diligently to protect your interests. 

On the other hand, controlled substance charges involving drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine carry different legal implications. These offenses can range from simple possession to more severe charges such as possession with intent to distribute or drug manufacturing. To effectively defend against these charges, I will thoroughly analyze the evidence, scrutinize the law enforcement officer’s adherence to procedure, challenge witness credibility, and explore any possible violations of your constitutional rights. My goal is to develop a comprehensive defense strategy tailored to the specific circumstances of your case. 

Prescription Brand Drug Fraud 

Prescription drug fraud charges encompass a range of offenses related to the illegal acquisition, distribution, or sale of prescription medications through deceitful means. These cases often involve complex legal and medical aspects, requiring a careful examination of the circumstances surrounding your arrest. As an experienced defense attorney, I will thoroughly analyze medical records, prescriptions, and relevant documentation to uncover any evidence that supports your innocence. By exploring potential mitigating factors and challenging the prosecution’s claims of fraudulent activity, I will develop a robust defense strategy tailored to your specific case. My goal is to protect your rights, expose any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and advocate for the best possible outcome in your prescription drug fraud case. 

Drug Trafficking And Intent To Distribute

Possession with intent to distribute and drug trafficking charges are among the most severe drug offenses that individuals can face. These charges typically involve the transport, distribution, or sale of controlled substances on a larger scale, often crossing state or even international borders. The penalties for these offenses can be severe, including lengthy prison sentences and substantial fines. Defending against possession with intent to distribute and drug trafficking charges requires a comprehensive and strategic approach. It involves challenging the validity of the evidence, questioning law enforcement procedures, examining the chain of custody, scrutinizing the intent element of the offense, and exploring any potential violations of constitutional rights during the investigation or arrest. With my experience and expertise in handling complex drug cases, I am committed to providing aggressive and effective defense strategies to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome in your case. 

Regardless of the specific drug charge you are facing, my approach remains the same – aggressive, intelligent, and personalized criminal defense. I understand that your case is unique, and I will meticulously analyze the facts, explore all available legal options, and fight relentlessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome. 

What Is Drug Pretrial Intervention?

Drug pretrial intervention is similar to being on probation, but with the expectation that you will complete a substance abuse recovery program. The state attorney (prosecutor) has 100 percent discretion whether to assign a person charged with a drug crime to the program, and you will sign a contract stating that you accept you have a substance abuse problem and you want treatment.  The program was created by state law and is very intense. Upon successful completion, you will have your charges commuted. If you breach the contract and fail out of the program, however, the judge will revoke your bond and sentence you to six months in jail.

Learn more about how drug court diversion programs work here.

No Empty Promises – Just Aggressive, Effective Criminal Defense

I will never give you a false promise about the outcome of your case. If another lawyer tells you he or she can ‘get you off’ or guarantee to keep you out of jail – be very skeptical. Every case is different. When you hire me, you get aggressive, intelligent, personalized criminal defense, not false hope. 

When it comes to selecting a defense attorney, I urge you to be cautious of those who make unrealistic promises or guarantee specific results. My commitment to you is to provide an honest assessment of your situation, set realistic expectations, and work tirelessly to give you the best possible legal representation under the circumstances. With me, you can trust that I will advocate for your rights with unwavering dedication and integrity. 

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No matter what level of drug crime you are facing, you MUST take the charges seriously. Call my office in Tampa at  813-221-4303 or send an email explaining the circumstances of the investigation or arrest. I will respond as quickly as possible to arrange a free initial consultation.

Let Mike G Help Protect Your Rights

The decisions you make after you have been arrested can determine the outcome of your case — and possibly your life. Call Mike G Law at 813-221-4303, or contact me online.

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I would do more than 5 stars if it was available. Mr. Gonzalez was outstanding. Told everything how it was, very responsive to call and email. Fought very hard to get my husband the outcome he received. If We were to ever need a attorney in Florida again, We would use him as many times as We needed. We highly recommend to anyone looking for an awesome attorney to go with Mike G Law!!! He gets to the point!!!

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I cannot recommend Mr Gonzalez enough. He is extremely professional as is his entire firm. Mr Gonzalez has been very knowledgeable and forthcoming throughout the entire legal process. I highly recommend him and a definite five star!

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Mike G. is a great attorney. Very professional, very punctual, easy to talk to. Thanks to him my case was dismissed charges dropped.

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I was able to text or call Mike anytime I needed to. He worked with me, on a real level and communicated realistic expectations for my situation. Thanks again guys.

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