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Bradenton man arrested for drug charges

Those who are arrested for drug crimes in Florida know how serious the authorities treat drug offenses. Many times these crimes are covered by the media, and many members of the public has little tolerance for drugs. A drug conviction can bring a defendant prison time and high fines. It is important that those who are facing drug crimes know their legal rights.

A Bradenton man was recently arrested for alleged drug offenses. The Sarasota police department conducted an undercover investigation and found him in possession of cocaine, prescription drugs, syringes, and a large amount of cash. The police say that the defendant allegedly has a large client base in Sarasota. He has been charged with trafficking in Hydromorphone, cocaine possession near Gillespie Park, possession of Oxycodone, possession of Buprenorphine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Defendants who are accused of drug crimes in Florida may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in criminal defense. An attorney can aggressively defend their client against these serious charges. They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the investigation and arrest, determine if the authorities made any mistakes in the search warrants, and help their client give a legitimate explanation as to why they may have a certain drug in their possession. Often times drug crimes can be a misunderstanding and an attorney understands how to explain that to the prosecution. There are many tactics that can be used by an attorney to defend their client and minimize the impact to their client's life.

There are many reasons why a person may be investigated for a drug crime. A defendant has the legal rights to tell his side of the story. A drug crime conviction can affect a person forever so it is important that a defendant is given every opportunity to know their legal rights.

Source: mysuncoast.com, "Bradenton man arrested after police seize cocaine, $10K, 41 syringes", Katherine Pyne, April 24, 2017

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