What should you do if you’ve been charged with drug trafficking or any other drug charges?
Drug trafficking refers to an amount that is illegal to possess, deliver, sell or purchase. For each drug which is illegal in Florida there is a threshold amount that is illegal to possess, deliver, sell or purchase. For instance the amount of 28 grams or more of cocaine is drug trafficking if you possess, deliver, sell or purchase it. Drug trafficking triggers minimum mandatory prison sentences where the Judge has no option but to sentence you to a lengthy prison sentence if you are found guilty. Those sentences range from three (3), seven (7), fifteen (15), and twenty-five (25) years. In other drug cases involving less than a trafficking amount it may be possible to avoid going to prison if you are found guilty.
If you are charged with drug trafficking it is important that you contact an experienced drug offense attorney. I have represented persons charged with all kinds of drug cases in State and Federal court for 22 years. Prior to that, I prosecuted drug cases as a State Prosecutor.
There are many things we can do to help you defend your drug charges. The police make mistakes all the time searching for drugs and often trample on your constitutional rights. If the police have illegally detained you without a reasonable suspicion or searched or seized your person, car or home without a warrant and without your consent, we may be able to move to suppress the drugs that you are being charged with having. This will result in a dismissal of the charges if the court grants the motion. We also may be able to secure a favorable plea agreement with the State so that you may avoid a prison sentence altogether.