Drugs Trafficking Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah
MIAMI TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS ATTORNEYFlorida has one of the highest incidences of drug trafficking in the United States. As a result the state has adopted some of the strictest laws against drug trafficking in the country. The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction can range anywhere from several years to life in prison and include heavy fines.
Drug trafficking in Florida is defined as the intentional sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery, possession, or transportation into Florida of a large amount of narcotics. According to Florida Statute 893.135 minimum drug trafficking amounts vary depending on the type of substance involved in the allegation. Florida Statute 893.135 was enacted with the specific purpose of targeting high level drug dealers, or “traffickers.” This statute provides that if a person is found with a certain quantity of a drug in their possession, the person is considered to be “trafficking” in the drug trade. This designation is often unfair and results in a disproportionate punishment based on the charges alleged.
Penalties of Drug TraffickingIndividuals who are charged with Drug Trafficking in the State of Florida can face severe penalties. These include lengthy mandatory prison sentences, forfeiture of assets, and substantial fines. Furthermore, a felony conviction for drug trafficking will follow you for the rest of your life, making it difficult to secure lawful employment.
There are mandatory minimum prison terms associated with each charge based upon the drug amounts related to the charge. Examples of mandatory minimums by drug and amounts include:
Cannabis• 25 to 9,999 lbs or 300- 1,999 plants: 3 years prison and $25,000 fine
• 10,000 or more or 10,000 plants: 15 years prison and $200,000 fine
Cocaine• 28 to 200 grams: 3 years prison and $50,000 fine
• 400 grams to 150 kilograms: 15 years prison and $250,000 fine
Oxycodone• 4 to 14 grams: 3 years prison and $50,000 fine
• 28 grams to 30 kilograms: 25 years prison and $500,000 fine
Amphetamine14 to 28 grams: 3 years prison and $50,000 fine
200 grams or more: 15 years prison and $250,000 fine
DefensesDrug trafficking is an incredibly serious offense and can result in life altering consequences for you and your family. If you have been charged with drug trafficking you will need an effective, knowledgeable attorney who will aggressively defend you. These defenses include but are not limited to:
• Challenging the admissibility of the State’s evidence
• Presenting an Entrapment Defense
• Cross examination of Government Confidential Informants
Our team of lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure your best interests in implementing the most effective defense strategy based on your individual circumstances.
If you have been charged with drug trafficking in Florida, it is important to seek a Drug Trafficking Criminal Defense 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.