Drug Offenses

The law firm of de la Grana | Boardman has several Tampa Drug Lawyers with specific knowledge and experience in drug crimes defense. Frank de la Grana, a former assistant state attorney, Francesca de la Grana, a former assistant state attorney, and Scott Boardman, former public defender, are experienced Tampa drug lawyers. As experienced drug lawyers, they have successfully defended a range of very serious drug offenses in a trial. Their extensive knowledge of the Florida Criminal Justice System is crucial to the clients they represent and can benefit the defense of your drug case.

People in Tampa get arrested on a daily basis for illegal drug possession of cocaine, heroin, PCP, MDMA also known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly”, LSD, methamphetamines,and marijuana; while some others are arrested for possessing “legal drugs” without prescription, examples are Xanax, Vicodin, Hydrocodone and/or OxyContin. Convictions for drug possession can seem insignificant, but drug conviction consequences can be severe and life-altering. The law firm of de la Grana | Boardman has successful experience representing their clients charged with drug possession and other drug crimes.

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney can be a life-altering decision. The law firm of de la Grana | Boardman expertly defend drug charges ranging from drug possession to intent to sell and/or distribution to armed drug trafficking. The law firm of de la Grana | Boardman has a proven track record of obtaining outstanding results for our clients charged with drug offenses.

Common drug-related offenses in Florida:

Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Marijuana
Drug Manufacturing with Intent to Sell
Possession with intent to sell a controlled substance

Hire a criminal defense drug lawyer immediately and find out how to protect your rights and future opportunities.

A conviction for any drug offenses can result in disastrous consequences, including but not limited to:

Loss of employment, military service, or academic status; Prohibiting you from attending your child’s school or recreational activities; ineligibility to have your record sealed.

Drug Charges Information

As your drug defense attorneys, we are able to make appearances on your behalf in court, which can save you from missing work. We represent clients in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County Polk County and all counties and throughout the state of Florida.

We can sometimes resolve your case without your appearance in court or the need for a trial.

With our experience as a former state attorney and public defender, we will assess the case against you and explain the possible outcomes.
We research all legal issues in your case, and pursue the resolution that works best for your individual case and needs.

We have over 55 years of experience and local knowledge of the Prosecutor’s office. Once you hire an attorney from our firm, we can immediately talk with the State Prosecutor and begin to negotiate your case. There are some criminal cases where the State Prosecutor has the discretion to reduced your charges or simply not file charges.
de la Grana | Boardman Prepares Your Defense:

We strive to file all necessary motions to attempt to exclude evidence or dismiss your case; we make every effort to achieve a positive outcome.
As your drug attorney, we represent you at pretrial hearings, pretrial motions, and at trial.

We continue to advocate your case at sentencing, to attempt to reduce any negative impact on you and your family.
If it is legally possible, de la Grana | Boardman will continue to work on your case to have your criminal record sealed or expunged.

Drug Offense Charges

In the State of Florida, there are generally two categories of drug offenses:

Possession of Marijuana, which is also known as, “pot,” “ganja,” “weed,”“bud,” or “chronic.”
Possession of a Controlled Substance – cocaine, PCP, MDMA also known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly,” heroin, other illegal drugs, and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription:

Illegal Drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • Hashish
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) also known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly”
  • Mushrooms or Psilocybin
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Opium
  • “Crystal Meth” or Methamphetamine
  • Barbiturates
  • “Acid” or LSD

Prescription Drugs:

  • Xanax
  • Codeine
  • Vicodin
  • Morphine
  • Methadone
  • OxyContin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Benzodiazepines

Potential Defenses include:

  • Failure to Read Miranda Warnings
  • Illegal Search or Seizure
  • Entrapment
  • Insufficient Evidence
  • Lack of Intent
  • Alibi
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Constitutional Issues

Potential Punishments:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Attend a substance-abuse treatment
  • Random drug-testing
  • Perform Community Service
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Loss of assets, and/or property


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