Downtown Tampa




Drug Cases



LHJ LAW handles the following types of charges in this category, including but not limited to:

* Possession (Cocaine, Cannabis, MDMA, Oxycodone, Heroin, etc.)

* Possession with Intent

* Sale/Delivery

* Manufacturing

* Trafficking

* Conspiracy

* Racketeering

* Drug Paraphernalia

* Money Laundering

* Asset Seizures/Forfeitures

* ...and others.


The charges, and consequently the possible sentences, under this category vary greatly. Although there are many defense strategies that arise in drug cases, one of the most litigated matters is the concept of possession. In many cases, the question of possession
can turn the case from guilty to not guilty. There are two types of possession:

a) Actual Possession - an item is in the hand or on the person, and

b) Constructive Possession - an item is not in the hand or on the person but is tied to the individual in such a way so as to allow the reasonable inference that the person knows of the existence/location of the item, knows of its illicit nature, and by all other indicators, has the ability to exercise dominion and control over the item.


Since the facts of a particular case impact the type and severity of the charge(s) as well as the sentencing options, specific legal and strategic concepts that impact a particular case should only be obtained through consultation with an attorney.