Drug Charges Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah
MIAMI DRUG CHARGES ATTORNEYThe State of Florida and the Federal Government prosecute individuals involved with the possession, sale, manufacturing and transportation of illegal substances, such as cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis (marijuana), ecstasy, flaka, fentanyl, LSD, methamphetamine, MDMA, synthetic drugs, and the unauthorized use of prescription drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone (such as Vicodin), and codeine. Penalties can vary depending the amount and type of drug that was confiscated. Penalties can range from minimal fines and counseling to mandatory prison sentences and increased fines.
Drug CrimesDrug crimes in the state of Florida include: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Drug Possession, Intent to Manufacture, Intent to Sell, Drug Delivery, Drug Trafficking, Possession of a Place for the Purpose of Trafficking (i.e. grow houses), and Prescription Fraud.
DefenseThere are several options for resolving drug related charges depending on the type of charge and the defendant’s previous criminal history, and their need for treatment. Several factors must be taken into consideration when deciding on the type of defense that will be used or program that will be explored. A detailed review of the initial contact with law enforcement should be taken, with an emphasis on probable cause, and possible violation of rights during the arrest. There are various defenses that a defendant could potentially claim when confronting drug charges. A full evaluation into the client’s personal life and possible substance abuse issues is also important as well.
A possible defense for a charge of sale or delivery of an illegal substance is that the defendant had a lack of knowledge that the item in possession was an illegal substance. When facing charges such as manufacturing or trafficking drugs, a defense of entrapment or proof of constructive possession could be claimed. Another defense that may be taken once the initial contact has been reviewed, is that law enforcement carried out an illegal search and seizure.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Florida, it is important to seek a Miami Drug Attorney immediately. Contact Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Adam K. Goodman to learn about your options during a free consultation. As a Hialeah Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam K. Goodman will aggressively fight for you and defend your constitutional rights. Adam K. Goodman maintains the ideal that relationships matter, which has earned him respect amongst prosecutors and judiciary. This leads to results for you, the client.
As a former Miami prosecutor and Chief of Litigation, Adam K. Goodman has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Contact The Law Office of Adam K. Goodman at (305) 482-3265 or (954) 695-5126 today for all of your Broward County, Palm Beach, Monroe, or Miami Criminal Defense needs.