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Man arrested for attempting to sell drugs and robbing couple

Florida is known as a major drug crime state. Because of its geographic location and history, many drugs pass through Florida each year. The state of Florida takes drug crimes seriously, and those who are convicted can face serious penalties.

A Tampa man has been arrested for attempting to sell drugs to a couple and trying to rob them while on Clearwater Beach. The defendant approached a man and his girlfriend and allegedly asked them if they wanted to buy drugs. The couple said "no," and the defendant then told them he had a gun and wanted money. The defendant allegedly continued to approach the couple. The couple drove away, and the defendant allegedly followed them in his car and tried to run them off the road. The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and robbery firearm implied. The defendant has said he did not try to sell drugs and did not chase the couple.

When a Bradenton area resident is facing serious charges, such as drug charges or violent crimes accusations, they may feel overwhelmed. A conviction for drug crimes or assaults can bring serious penalties including jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. These are crimes that are heavily prosecuted by prosecutors. Those who are facing these charges may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense. An attorney understands the severity of these charges and works hard to make sure his client's rights are protected. An attorney can negotiate with the prosecution and aggressively defend their client. They understand what is at stake and provide diligent and dedicated representation.

A drug crime conviction can change a family forever. These crimes can remain on a person's criminal record forever, hurting their chances of future employment. They can also lead to a defendant receiving prison time and thousands of dollars in fines. A defendant has the legal right to tell his side of the story.

Source: Bradenton.com, "He tried to sell them drugs. When they refused, he tried to rob them, cops say", June 23, 2017

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